Kirsty Young is the presenter of Desert Island Discs on BBC Radio 4 and hosts a variety of television programmes.

She began her broadcasting career twenty five years ago at BBC Radio Scotland and her work has been wide-ranging, including stints anchoring network television series, including ITV’s live coverage of 9/11, fronting BBC’s Crimewatch for 7 years, guest hosting on Have I Got News For You, and most recently fronting the BBC’s commemoration of both VE and VJ Day. 

Kirsty is married and lives in Oxfordshire with her husband and two daughters.  

Kirsty Young, President of Unicef UK Photo: BBC/2015
Kirsty Young, President of Unicef UKPhoto: BBC/2015