Kirsty Wark Bio, Age, Family, Husband, Height, BBC, Salary, Net Worth

Kirsty Wark
Kirsty Wark

Kirsty Wark Biography

Kirsty Wark is a famous British journalist, newsreader, and television presenter, well known for fronting BBC Two’s news and current affairs programmes Newsnight since 1993, and its weekly arts spin-off Newsnight Review (later The Review Show) from 2002-to 2014.

Wark joined BBC in 1976as a graduate researcher for BBC Radio Scotland, a year later, she was promoted to producer of Morning Scotland and the current affairs programme. In 1982, Wark changed to television, producing Reporting Scotland and the lunchtime political programme, Agenda, and the current affairs series Current Account.

In addition, she moved into presenting, Seven Days, fronting Reporting Scotland, Left, Right and Centre, and Scottish Questions coverage for BBC Scotland. Later on, Wark shifted to network television as part of the Breakfast Time presenting team. In 1988, Wark was among the first reporters to cover the Lockerbie disaster. In 1990, Wark demonstrated her exclusive line of questioning in an interview with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

From 1990-to 1993, Wark was a presenter of The Late Show and the heritage programme, One Foot in the Past on the BBC2 arts programme. Furthermore, In 1999, Kirsty presented her own interview programme, The Kirsty Wark Show. Kirsty has been a presenter on the BBC programme Newsnight since 1993.


Moreover, in the 1990s, Wark presented several programmes produced by her production company Wark Clements & Co. Furthermore, in 2006, she presented several programmes on BBC television. In June 2006 she interviewed Harold Pinter. Additionally, on November 30, 2007, Wark hosted the 10th annual Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Awards for STV.

Besides, in 2008, Wark made a cameo appearance in Doctor Who episode “The Poison Sky”. She replaced David Baddiel in 2008 as host of the BBC Four programme The Book Quiz and hosted a BBC Two quiz show, A Question of Genius, which aired from 2009 to 2010.

In 2011 Kirsty was chosen to host a BBC food quiz show entitled A Question of Taste, pitting two teams of food fanatics against one another. Kirsty was part of the 2011 series of Celebrity MasterChef where she made it to the final and narrowly lost out to Phil Vickery.


On January 1, 2012, Kirsty appeared in a cameo role as herself in the revival of the BBC’s Absolutely Fabulous. Additionally, in January 2013, she appeared in The Great British Bake Off, where she was awarded Star Baker. In the same year, Kirsty made a cameo appearance again in two episodes of The Politician’s Husband which aired on BBC Two.

In 2018, the Russia Today journalist Margarita Simonyan, who interviewed the two Russian suspects of the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal put an end to an interview with Kirsty. It happened after Wark challenged “the manner of the interview”. Since 2020, Wark has presented the BBC Radio 4 series “The Reunion”. Additionally, on occasion, presented “Start the Week” on BBC Radio 4.

Kirsty Wark Age

How old is Kirsty Wark? Wark is 68 years old as of 2023. She was born on February 3, 1955, in Dumfries, Scotland. In addition, she celebrates her birthday on February 3rd every year, and her zodiac sign is Aquarius. Moreover, Kirsty’s nationality is British.

Kirsty Wark Family

Wark was born to her father, Jimmy Wark, a solicitor, and her mother, Roberta Wark, a school teacher, in Dumfries, Scotland. Moreover, she has a brother named Alan Wark.

Kirsty Wark Education

Wark went to Kilmarnock Grammar Primary, and later she joined Ary’s independent Wellington School. In addition, she studied History at the University of Edinburgh.

Kirsty Wark Wife

Is Kirsty married? Yes, Kirsty is blissfully married to television producer Alan Clements (born 1961) in September 1989. They met in a meeting on the BBC Scotland programme Left, Right, and Centre. Together they have a daughter (born in 1990) and a son (born in 1992).

Moreover, the duo founded the independent TV production company Wark-Clements in 1990. In May 2004, the company was merged with fellow Scots broadcaster Muriel Gray’s Ideal World to form IWC Media. However, in December 2005, Wark and Gray severed their connections with IWC Media because RDF Media bought the company.

Kirsty Wark Height

Wark stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.66 m) tall.

Kirsty Wark Salary

From her successful career as a journalist, Wark earns an income of between £215,000-£219,999 p.a.

Kirsty Wark’s Net Worth

How much is Kirsty worth? Kirsty has a net worth of $1.9 million. Her wealth is mainly attributed to her career as a journalist.

Warks Books

Kirsty has written two novels: The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle and The House By The Loch

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