Krishnan Guru-Murthy is one of the main anchors of Channel 4 News.
He also fronts Channel 4 News' podcast 'Ways to Change the World' which interviews one guest at length each week about the big ideas in their lives and the events that have helped shape their thinking.
Since joining the team in 1998 he has fronted big events from the Omagh bombing, 9/11, the Mumbai attacks, to special war reports from Syria, Yemen and Gaza. Having covered five British general elections he does special political shows for Channel 4 such as the "Ask the Chancellors" debate.
Krishnan reports for the foreign affairs series Unreported World and commentates on major live events for Channel 4 such as the Paralympics Ceremonies. He 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.
The pop music producer Phil Spector has died while serving a jail sentence for murder. He masterminded dozens of hits in the 1960s and 70s and the US media has reported that he had recently been diagnosed with Covid-19.
We spoke to the MP Tom Tugendhat, who is chair of parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee and heads the China Research Group of Conservative MPs. We asked him about the impact here of an Australian-style quarantine system.
A new documentary sheds light on how the FBI targeted America’s most prominent civil rights activist in the 1950s and 60s. The film called MLK/FBI draws on recently declassified files and bug and phone tapping recordings of Martin Luther King, yet to be released. At the time they wanted to find links he had with…
As the UK institutes tighter travel restrictions, it’s worth remembering that the country that brought in the strictest controls before any other was New Zealand. While some here were floating the idea of mass infection leading to herd immunity, New Zealand went hard and fast into lockdown at a time when there were only a…
Timothy Snyder is an American author and historian. He is a professor of history at Yale University and a fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna.
Joe Biden has condemned what he called the “unprecedented assault” on American democracy. Just days ago a political risk group predicted that division in the United States would be the biggest global threat of 2021 – bigger, even, than Covid. The Eurasia group put Biden’s presidency at the world’s number one risk – ahead of…
We spoke to Timothy Snyder, a professor of History at Yale University who has argued the way President Trump has behaved throughout his term has been heading towards tyranny.
One of those inside the building when the demonstrators burst in was the newly elected Republican representative for South Carolina, Nancy Mace. We spoke to her earlier and began by asking her for her reaction as the Capitol was stormed yesterday.
We’re joined by the former education secretary Damian Hinds.
We spoke to Dr Mary Bousted, the joint-general secretary of the National Education Union.
We spoke to Jeremy Hunt, who chairs the health and social care select committee and is a former health secretary, and Prof Steve Reicher, a behavioural scientist at the University of St Andrews who has advised both the UK and Scottish governments on their response to the coronavirus crisis. We also heard from Christina Pagel,…
In a TV address, Boris Johnson says a national lockdown is being imposed in England.
Neal Katyal is a law professor and former acting solicitor general in the Obama administration.
Kevin Courtney is the joint general secretary of the National Education Union, the largest union to represent teachers and education professionals in the UK.
The leader of the opposition, Sir Keir Starmer, called last night for a nationwide lockdown. We spoke to him and started by asking what restrictions he feels are now needed.