Kirsty Young has been appointed as the new presenter of Crimewatch.
Prior to this, Young presented Five News’ evening bulletins at 5.30pm and 7pm each Monday-Wednesday.
Kirsty returned to Five on January 14, 2002 in a two-year deal after spending two years in ITN’s ITV newsroom where she presented the ITV’s News at Ten, ITV Evening News and Lunchtime News from 1999.
She had previously fronted 5 News for the Channel which she presented since its launch in March 1997. During her time as presenter of 5 News Kirsty received the prestigious Sir James Carreras Award for Outstanding New Talent of 1997 at the 46th Variety Club Showbusiness Awards. A month later, in March 1998, she was named Newscaster of the Year at the TRIC (Television & Radio Industries Club) Awards.
The programme itself won a Royal Television Society prize, collecting the Team Award at the 1997 RTS Craft & Design Awards. Acclaimed as one of television’s leading talents, Kirsty fronted 5 News every weekday evening, conducting live studio interviews and reporting on the day’s main issues. She also presented various news and current affairs specials for Channel 5.
From January to September 1998, she co-hosted Talk Radio’s weekday breakfast programme.
Kirsty Young’s journalistic career began in 1989 as a newsreader for BBC Radio Scotland where she also presented its Drivetime show. In 1992 she moved to Scottish Television where she was the presenter of Scotland Today at Lunchtime and Scotland Today – the channel’s midday and evening news programmes.
From 1994-95 she was the host of ‘Kirsty’, a bi-weekly live discussion programme on the week’s hot topics, on STV. For STV she also presented Late Edition, a live, late-night entertainment and music show. In 1996 Kirsty was a guest presenter of ITV’s The Time, The Place. Her BBC credits include presenting and reporting for Holidays Out, Holiday `96 and Film `96 on BBC1, and presenting BBC2’s consumer affairs show, The Street.
She is a regular guest presenter for BBC2’s Have I Got News For You and is occasional stand in for Michael Parkinson’s Radio 2 Show and Jeremy Vine’s Radio 2 Show.
Kirsty was born and brought up in Stirling, Scotland.
Kirsty Young is to leave Five News in the Autumn, it has been announced. Young has worked for the channel since its launch ten years ago bar a period where she worked for ITV News. She also presents Desert Island Disks on BBC Radio Four…
The father of Sky Sports News presenter Kirsty Gallacher is in a critical condition following a suspected heart attack.. 64-year-old Bernard Gallacher is currently being treated at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in Scotland. In 1969, the Scottish born golfer became the youngest man to represent Great…
Kirsty Young and John Suchet will not co-present the main Five News bulletins as has been reported. Suchet, who has been covering the bulletins whilst Young was on maternity leave, has though been given a permanent role at the channel. The pair will anchor the…
Kirsty Jane Gallacher (born 21 January 1976 in Edinburgh), is a Scottish television presenter. Biography The daughter of the former Ryder Cup captain Bernard Gallacher, Gallacher was born in Edinburgh. When her father got the job of professional at Wentworth Golf Club, they moved south…
Matthew Amroliwala is a presenter on BBC World News. Matthew also presents the main BBC One bulletins at weekends and appears on the revamped Crimewatch alongside Kirsty Young. Matthew joined the BBC in 1990 as a network news correspondent, including extensive work in Northern Ireland….