Aasmah Mir is a Sony Gold Award-winning broadcaster and the co-presenter of ‘Saturday Live‘ on BBC Radio 4.
She also reports for ITV’s flagship current affairs programme ‘Tonight‘.
In 2014, she co-presented ‘Scotland Decides’ – ITV’s live results programme for the Scottish independence referendum.
In 2015 she was part of ITV’s general election coverage, reporting from the Glasgow counts.
And in 2016, she presented a live EU referendum debate online for the Telegraph between leading Leavers and Remainers including Boris Johnson and Alex Salmond.
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, becoming a familiar face on ‘Scotland Today’.
She produced programmes at BBC Radio Scotland and BBC London, and reported for Central TV’s current affairs programme “Thirty Minutes”.
Aasmah left Radio 5 Live in 2012, after 11 years, and is now a presenter on Radio 4.
In addition to co-presenting ‘Saturday Live’ on Radio 4 every week, she presents Radio 4’s annual Christmas Appeal, which raises over £2m every year.
In 2015, she appeared on ‘Celebrity Mastermind’ on BBC1 and won. In 2016, she appeared on ‘Celebrity Bargain Hunt’.
She has also appeared on ITV’s ‘The Agenda’ three times in 2014 and 2015, once on the panel with the then Prime Minister David Cameron.
She has presented documentaries for Radio 4 and the BBC World Service. She reviewed the papers for ITV’s ‘Lorraine’ for 4 years and continues to do so for Sky News and BBC News. From 2005 to 2007, she wrote a column for the Sunday Herald newspaper.
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. Series 2 and 3 of Cracking Curries are also now on YouTube.
Follow her on Twitter: @AasmahMir