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Date Of BirthApril 5, 1970
SpouseLisa Guru-Murthy
FactMarried to Lisa and father of two.

Krishnan Guru-Murthy is a British television journalist and news presenter. He is best known for his work on Channel 4 News, where he has been a main presenter since 1998.

Born in London in 1970, Guru-Murthy was educated at Dulwich College and Balliol College, Oxford, where he studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He began his career in journalism as a reporter for the BBC’s Newsnight programme. He then moved to Channel 4 News, where he has been a main presenter since 1998.

Guru-Murthy has reported on a wide range of stories during his career, including the 9/11 attacks, the Iraq War, the 7/7 bombings and the financial crisis. He has also interviewed a number of high-profile figures, including Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama.

In addition to his work on Channel 4 News, Guru-Murthy is also a regular contributor to The Guardian newspaper. He has written a number of books, including a biography of the former British Prime Minister Harold Wilson.

Guru-Murthy is married to the television producer Rupa Jogani. They have two children.

General Info

Full NameKrishnan Guru-Murthy
Date Of BirthApril 5, 1970
Height1.79 m
ProfessionJournalist, Television presenter, Actor
EducationHertford College, Oxford


SpouseLisa Guru-Murthy
ChildrenJasmine Guru-Murthy
SiblingsGeeta Guru-Murthy, Ravi Guru-Murthy


NominationsBritish Academy Television Award for Best News Coverage
TV ShowsChannel 4 News, Newsround, Operation: Surgery Live, Going Cold Turkey

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1[in 2014] There is this sense of national panic at the moment that began probably with the Jimmy Savile scandal and has gone through all the high profile figures that have followed. Inevitably people are led to think there is a paedophile around every corner.


1Married to Lisa and father of two.
2Brother of Geeta Guru-Murthy



Dead Set2008TV Mini-SeriesKrishnan Guru-Murthy
Shaun of the Dead2004Krishnan Guru-Murthy


Millions2004special thanks


Channel 4 News2006-2016TV SeriesHimself - Presenter / Himself - Co-Presenter / Himself / ...
Unreported World2012-2016TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter / Himself - Reporter / Reporter / ...
BAFTA Televsion Awards 20162016TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
And Here Is the News...2015TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter, Channel 4 News
Humans2015TV SeriesHimself
Sunday Brunch2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
8 Out of 10 Cats2005-2014TV SeriesHimself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks2007-2013TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
50 Greatest Kids Shows2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
What's Cooking? From the Sainsbury's Kitchen2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 50 Funniest Moments of 20122012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Them from That Thing2012TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Stephen Fry's 100 Greatest Gadgets2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Dispatches2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
The 50 Funniest Moments of 20102011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Davina McCall: A Comedy Roast2010TV MovieHimself
Ask the Chancellors2010TV MovieHimself - Presenter
The TV Show2008-2009TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
The Event: How Racist Are You?2009TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
Big Brother: A Decade in the Headlines2009TV Movie documentaryHimself - Channel 4 News
Surgery Live2009TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Presenter
Chris Moyles Quiz Night2009TV SeriesHimself
Dead Set2008TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Would I Lie to You?2008TV SeriesHimself
The F Word2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Britain's Deadliest Addictions2007TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
Channel 4 at 252007TV Movie documentaryHimself - Channel 4 News 1998-present
This Week2007TV SeriesHimself
Have I Got News for You2007TV SeriesHimself
Have I Got News for You: The Inevitable Internet Spin-Off2007TV Series shortHimself
Celebrity Big Brother's Big Mouth2007TV SeriesHimself
Scoop! The Greatest Tabloid Headlines2006TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Krishnan Guru Murthy)
The 100 Greatest Family Films2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Worlds Most Extreme TV2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Derren Brown: The Gathering2005TV SpecialHimself
Richard & Judy2005TV SeriesHimself
Banned in the UK2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The Simpsons Quiz Show2004TV MovieHimself - On-screen Participant
Big Brother's Efourum2004TV SeriesHimself
Beat the Nation2004TV SeriesHimself
The 100 Greatest Musicals2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Pure 242003TV Series documentaryHimself
The Second Coming2003TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Between Iraq and a Hard Place2003TV MovieHimself
Gorillaz: Phase One - Celebrity Take Down2002Video documentaryHimself
24 Heaven2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
I Love Christmas2001TV Special documentaryHimself (as Krishnan Guru Murthy)
Number One2001TV SeriesPresenter
Gorillaz: Charts of Darkness2001TV Movie documentaryPresenter
Good Evening Rockall2000TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Diana: The Nation's Farewell1997TV MovieHimself - Reporter
Election 971997TV MovieHimself - Reporter
Posh Frocks and New Trousers1990TV Series documentary
Open to Question1987TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Newsround1972TV SeriesHimself - Presenter (1991-1994)

Archive Footage

Time Team2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Would I Lie to You?2008TV SeriesHimself
Buzzcocks... Imagine a Mildly Amusing Panel Show2007TV SpecialHimself

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