Kirsty Lang Wiki – Kirsty Lang Biography
Kirsty Lang is a British journalist and broadcaster who works for BBC Radio and Television. Earlier in her career, she was on the staff of The Sunday Times and Channel 4 News, working as a presenter and reporter. She was a visiting professor at Columbia University in New York for several months at the beginning of 2012. She chairs the Board of the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts in Gateshead and since 2014 has been on the board of the British Council.
She first joined the BBC as a graduate trainee in 1986 after graduating. In 1989, she became a Central European correspondent for the BBC World Service and later a reporter on the BBC’s Newsnight.
After a spell as Paris correspondent for The Sunday Times, she became a co-presenter/reporter for Channel 4 News (1998-2002). She returned to the BBC when the digital channel BBC Four was established in 2002 and has presented The World, an evening news programme, and its replacement World News Today. She is a regular presenter of a nightly arts and culture programme Radio Four’s Front Row and has also been a stand-in anchor for The World Tonight and other programmes. She used to appear on the Today programme and The World at One.
From January to April 2012, she was a visiting professor at Columbia University, New York City in the School of International and Public Affairs. From 19 November to 23 November 2012, she was one of the two co-presenters of “On the French Fringe”, a programme broadcast on BBC Radio Four at 1:45 p.m. about life in France, looking at how activities in France such as films or cartoons had caught the national psyche in that country. She has been a visiting lecturer at UCL’s Department of Anthropology since 2018.
She also contributes, on occasion, to publications including The Times, The Guardian, and the Radio Times, and was chair of the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2008.
She was educated at private schools including Nishimachi International School in Tokyo, Lauriston Girls’ School in Melbourne, Dartington Hall School in Devon, England, and the International School of Geneva. She gained an MA in Journalism from City University, London following a degree in International Relations and an MSc in Government and Politics from the London School of Economics.
Kirsty Lang Age
She was born on July 3, 1962 .
Kirsty Lang Husband
She is married to her husband, Misha Glenny who is a journalist and Balkans specialist.
Kirsty Lang Children
She has a son (biological) and two stepchildren.