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.

  • 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…

  • 23 Oct 2018

    Oscar-winning documentary maker Michael Moore has made his name, and won his awards, by offering searing critiques of American society. Famed for Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11, a left-wing, globalist outlook drives him and his films. He chats to me about his latest offering – Fahrenheit 11/9, why America ended up with Trump as President, and where Brexit…

  • 18 Oct 2018

    We speak to Vice Air Marshal Sean Bell, who until recently was in charge of overseeing British military contracts with Saudi Arabia.

  • 18 Oct 2018

    At least 33 British MPs have been on paid trips to Saudi Arabia, since its troops entered Yemen in 2015. One of the MPs – the former International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell – joins us from his constituency in the West Midlands.

  • 18 Oct 2018

    The Government is looking into whether ageism and misogyny should be included as hate crimes. We talk to Richard Cooke, who chairs the West Midlands Police Federation, and Laura Bates from the Everyday Sexism project. 

  • 15 Oct 2018

    The documentary maker Michael Moore has a new film out on Friday about Donald Trump. Fahrenheit 11/9 is an account of why America ended up with Trump as President. In fact Moore thinks Trump will be re-elected, unless America’s silent majority – the ones who don’t vote – can be mobilised to stop what he believes is a march…

  • 13 Oct 2018

    Is it a strong warning or an empty one? Donald Trump has said he will get to the bottom of what happened to Jamal Khashoggi and there will be “severe punishment” if Saudi Arabia murdered him. They deny it. The journalist – who is fiercely critical of the Kingdom’s rulers, disappeared after visiting a Saudi…

  • 7 Oct 2018

    Interview with Galip Dalay, a friend of Jamal Khashoggi and a fellow of the Brookings Institution in Washington. Krishnan Guru-Murthy begins by asking him what he knew of what had happened at the consulate in Istanbul. A spokesperson for the Foreign Office has described the allegations as extremely serious and said that the UK government…

  • 3 Oct 2018

    The debate around Judge Kavanaugh’s alleged behaviour has sparked a wider discussion in schools across the United States and beyond: when should adults be held accountable for actions when they were younger?

  • 28 Sep 2018

    Misty is a new play getting standing ovations every night. It’s about a man struggling with two things: the gentrification of his area, and how to write a play about it. It is written by and stars Arinze Kene and is only the second black British production ever to transfer to the West End.

  • 27 Sep 2018

    “A new bit of rubbish.” That was the response of the Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman to the publication of material suggesting that one of the men believed to have carried out the Novichok attack on Sergei Skripal in Salisbury was a colonel in Russia’s intelligence services.

  • 25 Sep 2018

    It was David Cameron who first tipped her as a future Prime Minister, but the Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson caused shockwaves last weekend, revealing not only that she suffered from depression and self-harm as a young woman, but that partly as a result of that, and also because of personal commitments, she will never…

  • 21 Sep 2018

    After success came excess and break-up, followed by reformation. Now more than 20 years on, Suede have released their eighth album. 

  • 31 Aug 2018

    Derek Hatton became famous as deputy leader of Liverpool Council in the 1980s and was expelled from Labour for being a prominent member of Militant.