Martha Kearney Bio, Age, Education, Husband, Kids, BBC, Net Worth

Martha Kearney

Martha Kearney Biography

Martha Kearney is a British-Irish journalist and broadcaster. She joined Channel Four in 1987 as a reporter on A Week in Politics. Her career in current affairs continued on the BBC’s On The Record, Panorama and Newsnight. where she made films inside Holloway prison and with drug addicts in Glasgow as well as reporting from India, Pakistan and Nicaragua.

Martha Kearney Age

Martha Kearney was born on 8th October, 1957, Dublin, Ireland

Martha Kearney Height

Martha stand at a height of 5 feet and 6 inches tall.

Martha Kearney Education

Kearney was educated at St Joseph’s Catholic School, Burgess Hill, Sussex, during her primary-school years, briefly attended Brighton and Hove High School and then completed her secondary education at George Watson’s Ladies College in Edinburgh.

Martha Kearney Nationality

Kearney is a British Irish Nationality.

Martha Kearney Parents

Martha is the daughter of Catherine Murphy and Hugh Francis Kearney. Her father was a British historian and Amundson Professor Emeritus of the University of Pittsburgh. Kearney taught History at Peterhouse, Cambridge in the 1940s. He met his wife while teaching at University College Dublin where she was an undergradua

Martha Kearney Siblings

Kearney has two brothers Jamie Kearney and Peter Kearney.

Martha Kearney Husband

Martha is married to her husband Chris Shaw, the couple met when they were both students at Oxford and have been together ever since, getting married nine years ago in Diss. Chris previously served as a Senior Programme Controller for Channel Five and a Programme Editor of News at Ten,Home and Foreign News Editor of Channel 4 News,and Launch Editor of the Big Breakfast News. Chris is also a Fellow of the Royal Television Society.

Martha Kearney Children

Martha has disclosed about her children.

Martha Kearney BBC

Martha was the main presenter of BBC Radio 4’s lunchtime news programme The World at One for 11 years, and in April 2018 became a presenter of the early morning Today programme.Her first job in broadcasting was as a phone-in operator at LBC/IRN Radio in London before becoming a reporter, presenter and lobby correspondent. In 2000 she became Newsnight’s political editor. Martha has covered every election since 1987 and interviewed every British Prime Minister since then.

Kearney covered the Troubles in Northern Ireland for many years and was given a BAFTA nomination as a result. She broke the news of secret talks between Martin McGuinness and the British government. She interviewed paramilitary prisoners in the Maze prison and later made a documentary about the history of the jail. She also made a documentary about the Good Friday Agreement which included interviews with the key players.

Martha interviewed the artists Peter Doig, Anthony Gormley, Tracey Emin, Cornelia Parker and Ed Ruscha while presenting the arts programme Newsnight Review for many years. As presenter of Woman’s Hour for nearly a decade, Martha’s interviews ranged widely and included Amy Winehouse, Hilary Mantel, Courtney Love, Arundhati Roy and Jane Fonda. She became the lead presenter of The World at One in 2007 conducting many news making interviews and seeing an increase in the audience. Martha has travelled to Afghanistan three times since 2002 most recently accompanying the head of the British Army.

Kearney is a keen bee-keeper and has made the BBC programmes Who Killed The Honey Bee (2009) for BBC Four, The Wonder of Bees (2014) for BBC Four and a two-part nature documentary Hive Alive (2014) alongside Chris Packham for BBC Two.

Martha Kearney Salary

Martha earns an estimated annual salary of USD 100,000.

Martha Kearney Net Worth

Kearney net worth is estimated to be USD 1 million.

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