Krishnan Guru-Murthy , Presenter

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.

  • 7 Dec 2018

    Damon Albarn had made his name as a political musician – as the frontman for Blur, Gorillaz and The Good, The Bad and The Queen – he was vocally opposed to the Iraq War and now, is entirely frustrated by Brexit. He talks to me backstage before his gig in Hackney about how politics and music…

  • 30 Nov 2018

    The Beastie Boys burst on to the scene in the early 80s as New York punk met hip-hop, spiky lyrics and a new street style – and the British tabloids loved to hate them. But in 2012, Adam Yauch died of cancer at the age of 47, and the group stopped releasing music. As they publish…

  • 28 Nov 2018

    David Lammy won his seat as the Labour MP for Tottenham in 2000 and since then, has become famous for his moving political speeches surrounding the Grenfell Tower disaster, the Windrush scandal and London’s growing knife crime problem. He talks to me about what drives his passion for social justice, where he thinks Brexit will take the nation and how…

  • 25 Nov 2018

    Interview with Conservative MP Anna Soubry on the Brexit deal.

  • 24 Nov 2018

    We began by asking him if Philip Hammond was right to be optimistic that the DUP would support the deal.

  • 24 Nov 2018

    Lea DeLaria was one of the first openly queer stand-up comedians on the US comedy circuit. She now plays ‘Big Boo’ in the Netflix hit, Orange Is the New Black, a show that has consistently broken new ground on gender, sexuality, race and class. As an activist, DeLaria is one of Donald Trump’s biggest and…

  • 23 Nov 2018

    Besides Blur, Gorillaz and the Syrian Orchestra Damon Albarn has another band, or supergroup, The Good, The Bad and The Queen.

  • 23 Nov 2018

    Lea DeLaria broke new ground when she became one of the first openly queer stand-up comedians to grace the US stage. She now plays ‘Big Boo’ in Netflix hit Orange is the New Black and tours the world singing jazz. She talks to me about why she thinks Donald Trump is a fascist, how the…

  • 16 Nov 2018

    I talk to Treasury Minister Mel Stride about the UN special rapporteur’s assessment of poverty in Britain.

  • 16 Nov 2018

    From Sense and Sensibility to The Crown, actor Greg Wise has made regular appearances on our screens. He’s also well-known as the husband of Dame Emma Thompson. Recently he put work on hold to be the primary carer for his sister Clare who was dying of cancer. He talks to me about loss, love and why we should be talking…

  • 11 Nov 2018

    Opposition to Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal is increasing.

  • 9 Nov 2018

    Imogen Heap is a Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter, who has now turned her energies to blockchain technology. She talks to Krishnan about her big ideas to change the way musicians get paid, and what Taylor Swift is really like. Listen and subscribe You can listen to and subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts here. Or on Spotify, Acast, CastBox and…

  • 2 Nov 2018

    The Labour MP Ben Bradshaw has asked the Prime Minister if she or any other senior official stepped in to stop security services from investigating Mr Banks before the referendum.

  • 31 Oct 2018

    Laura Bates founded the Everyday Sexism project in 2012, long before the Me Too movement gained traction. It was a space where women could share their stories of sexual assault and highlight how normalised it had become. She talks to me about where the feminist movement is post-Me Too, why she reluctantly thinks gender quotas…

  • 24 Oct 2018

    David Baddiel is one of the great comedians and satirists of a generation. From writing children’s books to unofficial national anthems, he says he’s compelled by an urge for honesty. He talks to me about how truth should change the world, antisemitism within the left and the ubiquitous popularity of Three Lions. Listen and subscribe…