Krishnan Guru-Murthy

Krishnan Guru-Murthy

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occupation = Journalist, Presenter
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Krishnan Guru-Murthy (born 5 April 1970) is a British television newscaster and journalist. He is the main anchor of the Channel 4 News at Noon and regularly presents the main evening Channel 4 News. [ [,,1989171,00.html Krishnan Guru-Murthy | Observer ethical awards | The Observer ] ]

Originally from Liverpool, Guru-Murthy attended the independent Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School in Blackburn, Lancashire. He read PPE at Hertford College, Oxford, and now lives in Notting Hill, London, with his wife, Lisa, and daughter, Jasmine, and son, Jay. His sister is news presenter and journalist Geeta Guru-Murthy.

He first appeared on the "DEF II" programme "Open to Question" in 1988, and later presented the BBC's children's news programme, "Newsround" from 1991 to 1994. After spending three years as a reporter for "Newsnight" he became one of the first presenters of the BBC's then-new rolling news channel, BBC News 24, in the 12-4 pm slot.

After ten years at the BBC he joined Channel 4 in 1998. He has assisted presenting some of Channel 4's most controversial programmes including "The Autopsy" and "The Exorcism", has reported from around the world covering many disasters and conflicts, and has also appeared in a documentary about the band Gorillaz called Charts of Darkness. [ [ Gorillaz: Charts of Darkness (2001) (TV) ] ]

He has presented his own weekly radio programme on LBC 97.3 and appears regularly on BBC Radio 4 as a broadcaster and commentator.

He has appeared as a guest on the comedy news show on Radio 4 "The News Quiz", and has had cameo appearances in several productions, including regular ones "Bremner, Bird and Fortune" and the film "Shaun of the Dead". He also hosted the Channel 4 quiz show, "Number One" and The National Lottery. He used to write a weekly column in the Metro newspaper.

He plays in a rock band with Peter Barron, the editor of "Newsnight" and Tim Hincks, the chief creative officer of Endemol UK. [,,1763966,00.html Last weekend, The Guardian] ]

On the last episode of the season (20x06), Krishnan appeared on "Never Mind The Buzzcocks", as one of Bill Bailey's team guests.

He also competed on the quiz show "Would I Lie To You?" (02x06), as one of David Mitchell's guests. His team won 7-6. It was revealed on this show that he was afraid of the dark, and will check for monsters before he sleeps if he is alone.

He also presents The TV Show on Channel 4 every month, a discussion programme about television.


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NAME= Guru-Murthy, Krishnan
SHORT DESCRIPTION= British television newscaster and journalist for Channel 4 News
DATE OF BIRTH= 1970-4-5
PLACE OF BIRTH= Liverpool, England

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