Outstanding Achievement in Television

Krishnan Guru-Murthy

Son Heung-Min

One of the most recognisable faces in British TV, Krishnan Guru Murthy is a key part of the broadcast team of Channel 4 and a national treasure in his own right. From cutting his teeth on children’s news at the BBC he then switched to the then-new BBC News 24 before moving over to Channel 4. There he became an ambassador for Unreported World, has interviewed some of the world’s biggest stars and reported on a host of live events, including London 2012, the Winter Olympics 2014 and the re-burial of Richard III in Leicester. Today he is is one of the most respected broadcasters and reporters on British television. Guru-Murthy is the second longest serving presenter on Channel 4 after Jon Snow. He has covered many of the most important global events of recent years, including the Arab Spring, the London 2012 Paralympics and the General Election on multiple occasions. He has received nominations for the News Presenter of the Year Award in the Royal Television Society Journalism Awards in 2010 and 2014 and in 2015/16 Interview of the year for an interview with the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. In 2013 he founded the Duchenne Dash, a 24-hour London to Paris cycle ride, which has raised over £1 million in the past three years for the Duchenne Children's Trust.

Quotes and Praise

“If this story and quotes are made up it is outrageous. If they aren't it's outrageous. Looking forward to finding out. I think that might be the only David Cameron quotation that is ever remembered: "duh doo duh dooo. Right.” Just play along. I do that with Martin Bashir spotters all the time. "Diana? total nightmare", etc.”

 

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