Sony Gold Award-winning broadcaster
Aasmah Mir is a Sony Gold Award-winning broadcaster.
She co-presents ‘Saturday Live‘ on BBC Radio 4 alongside Rev Richard Coles and reports for ITV during elections and for their flagship current affairs programme ‘Tonight”
Most recently, she was one of the hosts of Britain Celebrates: Live – 100 Years of Votes for Women on BBC1, presenting live from Edinburgh. Also in 2018 she was a guest presenter on 5’s The Wright Stuff where, over the years, she has been a regular panellist.
In 2017 she was part of the presenting team for ITV’s General Election coverage, reporting from Birmingham on the West Midlands seats. In 2015 she was part of the ITV team for the 2015 election and, in 2014, co-hosted ‘Scotland Decides’, ITV’s live results programme for the Scottish independence referendum.Read More
In 2016, she presented a live EU referendum debate online for the Telegraph between leading Leavers and Remainers including Boris Johnson and Alex Salmond.
In the same year, for BBC1, she presented alongside David Dimbleby from Orkney as part of World War One Remembered: Jutland
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’. In 2014 she returned to STV to guest present episodes of Scotland Tonight.
Later that same year, she presented 9 hours of live coverage for Scotland Decides, ITV’s coverage of the referendum.
She produced programmes at BBC Radio Scotland and BBC London, and reported for Central TV’s current affairs programme “Thirty Minutes”.
In 2001, she moved to Radio 5 Live, presenting ‘Weekend News’,’ The Midday News’ and then in 2010, ‘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 made the move to Radio 4. She also presents regularly on The World Service, presenting The Why Factor.
In 2015, she appeared on ‘Celebrity Mastermind’ on BBC1 and won. In 217 she appeared on Celebrity Masterchef.
She has also appeared on ITV’s ‘The Agenda’ including on the panel with the then Prime Minister.
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.