Aasmah Mir

Aasmah Mir can be heard on Saturday Live on BBC Radio 4.

She presents landmark events for BBC1.

And she is one half of the Am I Being Unreasonable podcast.


Aasmah Mir is a Sony Gold Award-winning broadcaster who’s been working in TV and radio for 26 years.

She has co-presented ‘Saturday Live‘ on BBC Radio 4 since 2014. The programme attracts well over 2 million listeners every weekend.

She also presents and reports from landmark 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 reports 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 11 years, and is now a presenter on 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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