Krishnan Guru-Murthy – Channel 4 News Presenter, Conference Presenter and Awards Host.
After spearheading the BBC Digital 24 Hour News service, Krishnan Guru-Murthy moved to the prestigious hot seat of Channel 4 News – one of the industry’s most respected news programmes, where he is the main anchor on the News at Noon.
On radio, Krishnan Guru-Murthy spent two years presenting a Sunday morning talk radio show on LBC 97.3, and during the 2005 election campaign presented UK Leaders Live for more than two hundred commercial radio stations. Krishnan also writes a weekly column for The Metro newspaper every Friday.
Away from the news set he acted as quizmaster for Channel 4’s Number One and chaired the political forum Power House, but perhaps most ground -breakingly he presented one of the television live events of 2003 – The Autopsy.
His impressive portfolio began in the year between school and university presenting topical youth discussions on BBC2’s Open To Question researching for BBC Scotland’s Testimony and reporting for BBC2’s Reportage – as well as for the major Asian arts magazine Network East and then his debut on Newsround.
Newsround was Krishnan’s home until 1994 reporting such events as the war in Sarajevo, the Indian earthquake, Russian elections and American floods. Longer reports for Newsround Extra won him praise and an award for his report on pollution in Romania and while abroad for Newsround he also filed reports for Breakfast News.