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Martha Kearney

Martha Kearney

Martha Kearney is political editor of BBC TV’s Newsnight.  As well as her Newsnightappearances, Martha is a regular presenter for the Today Programme (BBC Radio 4),The Talkshow for BBC4 and is one of the regular hosts of Woman’s Hour (BBC Radio 4).

Martha started her journalistic career in radio, and worked as Lobby correspondent for LBC/IRN before joining Channel Four’s A Week in Politics team.  On joining the BBC she worked as a reporter for BBC1’s On the Record before going to Newsnight.

In 1998 Martha was nominated for a BAFTA award for her coverage of the Northern Ireland Peace Process, and was nominated with Jenni Murray for a Sony Award as News and Talk Broadcaster of the Year in 2000.  In 2001 Martha won the Sony Radio Bronze award.