Kirsty Wark

Journalist (1955)
Wed Oct 02 2019
By   Selena

Who is Kirsty Wark?

Do you know BBC Two's news and current affairs programme Newsnight? If yes, she must be familiar with the name Kirsty Wark. Well, she is a Scottish journalist and TV presenter who was involved in the broadcasting field for more than two decades.

Kirsty Wark was born on 3 February 1955 in Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, Scotland as Kirsteen Anne Wark. As of 2019, Wark is 64 years old. Further, she is the daughter of Jimmy Wark (father), a solicitor and Roberta Wark (mother), a school teacher. Concerning her education, she completed her high school education from Kilmarnock Grammar Primary School and subsequently  Ayr’s Independent Wellington School. Kirsty later studied the University of Edinburgh and pursue her degree in history.

 Kirsty Wark at Newnight.Read the whole article to know more about Kirsty's career and bio.
Image: Kirsty Wark at Newsnight.

After graduation, Wark started her journalism career as a graduate researcher for BBC Radio Scotland in 1976. Currently, she is working in the BBC proagrmame Newsnight simce 1993.  Likewise, she has worked for different BBC shows The Late Show, Doctor Who, BBC’s Absolutely Famous, A Question of Genius, The Great British Bake Off, The Politician's Husband and several more.

Beside TV career, Kirsty is also a famous author. Some of her notable books are Restless Nation: Accompanies the BBC Scotland Television Series, The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle, and The House by the Loch. Moreover, she is also working as a team with Emily Maitlis.

Kirsty Wark Husband: Married Life

One of the prominent and beautiful BBC TV presenters, Kirsty Wark is a happily married woman to her husband. You guys are enthusiastic about knowing who her husband is? Well, her partner is a TV producer Alan Clements.

Kirsty Wark and her husband,  Alan Clements.Know more about her married life, husband, wedding date in this article.
Image: Kirsty Wark and her husband, Alan Clements

The happy couple walked down the romantic wedding aisle in 1989. Since their wedding, they are enjoying a happy and blissful married life for nearly 3 decades. Well, there is no sign of divorce or separation as they making a strong bonding together.

Do they have Children?

The couple is a lovely mother and father of two children. They give birth to their first child, daughter, Caitlin Clements in 1990 who is a Broadway actress. 

 Kirsty Wark with her daughter, Caitlin Clements.Know about her Children.
Image: Kirsty Wark with her daughter, Caitlin Clements.

Their second child a son James Clements was born in 1992 who is an aspiring actor and made his acting debut in 2013 at Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Rumors and Controversies

As her interview clashed with Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond, Kirsty was engaged in an unwanted debate. Many media organizations drew a lot of reaction from the interview. The BBC then apologized for the incident in which Salmond accepted the apology. 

Net Worth & Salary

The BBC reporter,  Kirsty Wark has a net worth of $1 million as of 2019. Likewise, she has made this amount throughout her profession as a veteran and TV journalist so all credits go to her long-time journalism career. Her net worth is somewhat near to other BBC female journalists such as Tina Daheley and Rachel Burden.

Till date, Wark has worked in famous TV shows including Doctor Who and BBC’s Absolutely Famous and others. Hence, she is earning in the range of $199,026.75 to $265,351.67 as an annual salary. With her accumulated income and earnings, she enjoys a happy and luxurious lifestyle with her family in the UK.

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