46-year-old Krishnan Guru-Murthy is a journalist on Channel 4. He is one of the main anchors of Channel 4 News and the foreign affairs documentary series Unreported World.
Guru-Murthy is no less than a superman as he has reported much of Channel 4’s special coverage of major and risky news events like Omagh bombing in 1998 to September 11th, 2001, the Iraq war of 2003 and the Mumbai attacks of 2008.
A British Indian journalist has covered five general elections in Britain and several other elections around the world. He has been the top anchors or interviewers to present Britain’s political news in Channel 4’s special political programming such as the Ask the Chancellors debate in the 2010 election campaign and How to Save a Hundred Billion Pounds.
Krishnan has other successful programs for Channel 4’s Science department which include: The Operation: Surgery Live, The Autopsy, Britain’s Deadliest Addictions and Going Cold Turkey. He has also appeared in various comedy and entertainment programs such as 8 out of 10 Cats, Have I Got News For You, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Bremner, Bird and Fortune. He also presented The National Lottery Live.
Journalist Krishnan is married to his wife, Lisa and now they have two children. In order to keep his daughter and wife away from any kind of controversies; he prefers keeping his personal life in low profile.
His sister Geeta Guru-Murthy is a news presenter and journalist with BBC World News and brother Ravi Guru-Murthy is a vice-president of The International Rescue Committee. His whole family is dedicated in the field of journalism.
Krishnan joined Channel 4 news at his age of 28 in 1998. And he spent the last 10 years with BBC as a reporter, presenter, and producer. As success is worth the patience, it took 10 years long for him to get established in the field of journalism successfully.
Being associated with BBC news for 10 years, he took part in various special events such as the 1997 general election program and the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales.
Krishnan is the second longest serving presenter after Jon Snow on Channel 4. From 2003-2009, he was also the main presenter of Channel 4 News at Noon.
He has even covered the news of disasters, conflicts and political movements such as the Arab Spring in Egypt.
The spectacular journalist has been honored with different awards for his effortless works. He was nominated for the News Presenter of the Year Award in Royal Television Society Journalism Awards in 2010 and 2014 and in 2015/16 Interview of the year for an interview with the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in which the politician lost his temper under questioning about his past statements on Hamas and Hezbollah.
Krishnan earns enough salary to live a great life with the net worth of $1million.