Elected: 2017
Discipline: History, Theory and Practice of the Creative and Performing Arts
Ms Kirsty Wark
Presenter, BBC Newsnight, BBC
Kirsty Wark is a Journalist and Presenter, best known as anchor of ‘Newsnight’ – the BBC’s flagship nightly current affairs show – since 1993. She has presented a wide range of programmes over the past thirty years, including the BBC arts programme ‘The Late Show’ and Election specials. Kirsty has won several major awards including BAFTA Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting, Journalist of the Year and Best Television Presenter.