As part of St Anne’s Community Week, we bring you a special edition of University Challenge. Join us on the 7th March at 5.45pm, hosted by St Anne’s alumna and BBC legend, Martha Kearney. The event will be held via Zoom, as part of St Anne’s Community Week and Giving Day where current St Anne’s students will pit their wits against a panel of St Anne’s alumnae.
Martha’s first job in broadcasting was as a phone-in operator at LBC/IRN Radio in London before becoming a reporter, presenter and lobby correspondent there. 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. In 2000 she became Newsnight’s political editor. Martha has covered every election since 1987 and interviewed every British Prime Minister since then.