Aasmah Mir is an award-winning broadcaster who worked for the BBC for 20 years.

 

She is now a presenter on Times Radio.

About

Aasmah Mir is a Sony Gold Award-winning broadcaster who has worked in TV and radio for over 25 years.

In April it was announced that she would co-present the Breakfast Show on Times Radio with Stig Abell, launching in the summer.

Before that she co-presented ‘Saturday Live‘ on BBC Radio 4 from 2014 to 2020. The programme attracts more than 2 million listeners every weekend.

She also presents and reports 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 has 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 to Pakistani parents, Aasmah graduated in law from Bristol University. At the age of 22, she landed a job as a newsreader at STV in Glasgow.

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.

In 2015, she appeared on ‘Celebrity Mastermind’ on BBC1 and won.

She has presented documentaries for Radio 4 and the BBC World Service. She reviewed the papers for ITV’s ‘Lorraine’ for 4 years. From 2005 to 2007, she wrote a column for the Sunday Herald newspaper.

And from 2013 to 2018 she reported for ITV’s Tonight programme.

Away from journalism, she launched Cracking Curries in 2012 with her sister – a website and cookery series on YouTube, showing novice cooks how to make simple and authentic Pakistani food.

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