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Krishnan Guru-Murthy

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Krishnan Guru-Murthy is one of the main anchors of Channel 4 News.

Since joining the team in 1998 he has fronted big events from the Omagh bombing and 9/11 to special war coverage and the Mumbai attacks. Having covered five British general elections he does special political shows for Channel 4 such as the "Ask the Chancellors" debate. Krishnan also anchors controversial programmes outside the news including the first live televised "Autopsy".

His TV career began at the age of eighteen presenting youth television for the BBC. He went on to present, report and produce a variety of programmes from Newsround to Newsnight.

Married with two children Krish also writes Gurublog.

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video 20 August 2014 World, Iraq

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'It was a very deep shock': James Foley friend - video

Nicole Tung, a friend of James Foley who was murdered by the Islamic State, tells Channel 4 News that she and fellow colleagues had been holding onto the hope that the US journalist would be released.

post 20 August 2014
Why we shouldn't share - or view - the video of James Foley's murder

We don't need to see the brutal footage of the murder of journalist James Foley to know that his death was wrong. But by refusing to share it, we can diminish its propaganda value.

video 19 August 2014 UK

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Porn 'a part of everyday life' for teenagers - video debate

"They (boys) explain to us how they expect us to act... from watching it (porn) online" - two young women share their views as a report suggests pornography is a part of every day life for teenagers.

post 19 August 2014
Gaza heart surgery girl Hala is out of danger - but for how long?

Three-year-old Hala's health has been transformed after receiving heart surgery in London. But her home is in ruins and her family fear returning to Gaza.

post 15 August 2014
Iraq's Christian refugees: 'They are bewildered'

I've been down to the St Joseph Church in Irbil, where Christians from Mosul and Qaraqosh are seeking sanctuary. They told us how the mere sound of the Islamic State made them flee their homes.

post 12 August 2014
Was Mork & Mindy really kids' TV?

Mork, the extra-terrestrial character played by Robin Williams, was too surreal for me when I was a boy. But that's because Mork and Mindy was really for grown-ups.

post 07 August 2014
Gaza: Hope for Hala, the three-year old heart patient

Hala, the three-year-old heart patient in desperate need of surgery she could not get in Gaza, has made it out of the conflict zone.

video 07 August 2014 World, Israel

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Regev response to Shamaly 'revenge' shooting claims - video

Krishnan Guru-Murthy speaks to the Israeli Prime Minister's spokesman, Mark Regev, who says that allegations of misbehaviour by Israeli soldiers must be investigated.

post 06 August 2014
Finding Niema - a symbol of Gaza's child victims

Channel 4 News meets with Niema, the heart-breaking symbol of the suffering of children in Gaza, weeks after she was injured in an alleged Israeli rocket strike.

post 05 August 2014
Inside Gaza: amid the devastation, one family's story

I've been into the suburbs of Beit Hanoun in the north, where whole areas have been completely devastated by a combination of tank shells and air strikes.

video 17 July 2014 UK

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'I'm sorry': Danny Alexander to disabled people - video

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander tells Channel 4 News he is sorry about the disabled people who were affected by the bedroom tax, as the Lib Dems withdraw their support for it.

video 16 July 2014 UK

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Don't doubt the average punter's sophistication - video

Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry talks about Art Everywhere, which features works voted for by the public across 30,000 billboards across the country, and why it's proving so popular.

video 15 July 2014 UK

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'Trigger-happy Gove had anti-Islamic views' - video

Tahir Alam, from the Birmingham Park View Academy whose trust has been the focus of "Trojan horse" allegations, says Michael Gove had been "trigger-happy" to take action and had anti-Islamic views.

video 15 July 2014 UK

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Michael Gove: 'I was offered the chance to stay' - video

Newly appointed Tory Chief Whip Michael Gove says he was offered the chance to stay on as education secretary. And he tells Channel 4 News he wants candidate shortlists based on talent, not gender.

video 18 June 2014 UK, Iraq

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Iraq - 'western intervention will make things worse' - video

Owen Jones tells Channel 4 News and Blair's former advisor, John McTernan, that western intervention in Iraq would make things worse.

post 06 June 2014
Duchenne's is a cruel disease - that's why I'm cycling to Paris

I'm part of the Channel 4 News team which just embarked on a 300km cycle ride to Paris to raise money for my friend Emiliy Reuben's Duchenne Children's Trust.

video 05 June 2014 Culture

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'Race issues in Belle still speak to us today' - video

Director Amma Asante's new film, Belle, is inspired by real events from the 18th Century. But she says the issues of race and gender still resonate today: "I remember being described in that way."

post 03 June 2014
The scale of the morphine scandal

18 million people across the world died in 2012 without morphine - shocking, when you realise that 80 per cent of the world's morphine is consumed by just six countries.

video 30 May 2014 UK

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Peter Robinson should apologise or resign, says Anna Lo

The bitter row over race and religion that enveloped Northern Ireland's First Minister, Peter Robinson this week claimed one unexpected victim. Anna Lo speaks to Channel 4 News.