Aasmah Mir is the author of A Pebble in the Throat, published by Headline in 2023. She writes a column for The Sunday Times and is also an award-winning broadcaster who co-presents the Times Radio Breakfast show.


Aasmah Mir is a double award-winning broadcaster who currently co-presents the Breakfast Show on Times Radio. She is also a columnist for The Sunday Times and her first book – a memoir entitled A Pebble In The Throat – was published by Headline in May 2023..

From 2014 to 2020 she co-presented ‘Saturday Live‘ on BBC Radio 4 with the Reverend Richard Coles.

She moved to the newly created station Times Radio in 2020 and in 2022 she was named the Broadcasting Press Guild’s Audio Presenter of the Year.

Aasmah has also presented and reported from landmark TV events for BBC1, including the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (2019), Hay Festival (2019), The Centenary of Votes for Women (2018) and The Battle of Jutland Remembered (2016).

She reported for ITV during General Elections (2017, 2015). In 2014, she co-presented ‘Scotland Decides’ – ITV’s live results programme for the Scottish independence referendum.

Born and brought up in Glasgow of Pakistani heritage, Aasmah graduated in law from Bristol University. At the age of 22, she became a graduate trainee with STV in Glasgow, before moving to reporting and presenting.

In 2001, she moved to Radio 5 Live, working across the network before moving in 2010 to present ‘Drive’ with Peter Allen. The programme won a Sony Gold Award in 2011 and again in 2012.

Aasmah left Radio 5 Live in 2012, after eleven years, and moved to Radio 4.

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