Kirsty Young

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"Journalist and presenter Kirsty Young is a long standing Centrepoint ambassador, having got involved in our work in 1997 when she played Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and won £25,000. She also hosted our Ultimate Pub Quiz with her husband Nick Jones. Kirsty's journalistic career began in 1989, newsreading and presenting for BBC Radio Scotland. She then moved to Scottish Television where she was the presenter of the channel's midday and evening news programmes. At ITN she presented ITV's News at Ten, ITV Evening News and Lunchtime News. She was the sole-anchor for the live coverage of 9/11 for five hours for ITV.

"For many years, Kirsty was Five's main news anchor, as well as presenter of news specials and documentaries including HRH Zara Phillips and King Constantine of Greece, Are Your Kids on Drugs?, The MMR Debate, The Annual Science Museum/FIVE Science Debate, and The Police Bravery Awards. She also hosted the Big Ideas Philosophy Launch with Professor Germaine Greer. Since 2008 she has been the presenter of Crimewatch on BBC1 and presented a documentary series, The British Family, about the changing nature of family life in the post-war era. And, of course, Kirsty is the current presenter of BBC Radio 4's Desert island Discs - only the forth ever presenter of the popular show, which started in 1946!"[1]


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  1. Centrepoint Kirsty Young, organizational web page, accessed July 3, 2012.