Who is Kirsty Wark?
Scottish, Journalist and Presenter Kirsty Wark, works with BBC where she serves the station as a journalist and presenter. She has been working with the station since 1976.
Kirsty Wark Date of Birth / Age
Wark is approximately 67 years as of 2022 although her exact age is not known as she has managed to keep her date of birth away from the public. However, we will update the information once available.
Kirsty Wark Height
Wark stands at a height of approximately 5 feet and 6 inches tall.
Kirsty Wark Parents and Siblings
Wark was born and raised in Dumfries, Scotland, to Jimmy Wark, a solicitor, and Roberta Wark, a schoolteacher. Her father served in the Second Battalion of the Glasgow Highlanders during the Second World War and was awarded a Military Cross for heroism during the Normandy Landings. We will however update this information once it’s available to the public.
Kirsty Wark Spouse / Husband
Wark married television producer Alan Clements (born 1961) in September 1989. This was after meeting on the BBC Scotland program Left, Right, and Centre. They have a daughter (born 1990) and a son (born 1992). They founded the independent TV production company Wain RK-Clements in 1990. In May 2004 it was merged with fellow Scots broadcaster Muriel Gray’s Ideal World to form IWC Media. In December 2005, Wark and Gray severed their connections with IWC Media after RDF Media bought the company.
Kirsty Wark Kids / Chat ildren
Wark and r husband have a daughter (born 1990) and a son (born 1992). We will however update this information once it’s available to the public.
Kirsty Wark Education
Wark was educated at Kilmarnock Grammar Primary and subsequently Ayr’s independent Wellington School. She studied history, specifically Scottish Studies, at the University of Edinburgh.
Kirsty Wark Ca,reer
Wark joined the BBC in 1976 as a graduate researcher for BBC Radio Scotland, before promotion a year later as producer of Good Morning, Scotland and current affairs programs. Wark switched to television in 1982, producing Reporting Scotland and the lunchtime political program Agenda and current affairs series Current Account. She then moved into presenting, fronting Reporting Scotland, Seven Days, Left, Right and Centre and Scottish Questions coverage for BBC Scotland. This was moving the o network television as part of the Breakfast Time presenting team.
In 1988, she was one of the first reporters to cover the Lockerbie disaster in 1990, Wark demonstrated her distinctive line of questioning in an interview with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Wark was a presenter on BBC2 arts program The Late Show (from 1990–3) and the heritage program One Foot in the Past. In 1999, she pr,esented The Kirsty Wark Show, her own interview program. Wark has been a presenter on the BBC program News night since 1993. During the 1990s, she presented many programs produced by her production company Wark Clements & Co, including With Wark, Restless Nation, Building A Nation and Lives Less Ordinary.
Wark has been visible and vocal in the media about her experience of menopause and helped to raise awareness of this aspect of women’s health more widely. In 2017 she made a BBC documentary ‘Let’s talk about the menopause’ because she felt that women are still “shockingly ill-informed.” In 2018, Margarita Simonyan, the Russia Today journalist who interviewed the two Russian suspects of the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal terminated an interview with Wark. Since 2020, she has presented the BBC Radio 4 series The Reunion. She has also, on occasion, presented Start the Week on BBC Radio 4.
In 2021, Wark was one of the main presenters of the BBC’s election results coverage, alongside Huw Edwards. She presented from Edinburgh with the program covering results from all the UK elections that took place on Thursday 6 May 2021, including the 2021 Scottish Parliament election and local council elections in England.
How Much Does Kirsty Wark Earn?
Wark earns an annual salary that ranges from $100,000-$500,000.
How Much is Kirsty Wark Worth?
As a Presenter, Wark has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges from $1 million to $5 million.