Martha Kearney is a broadcast journalist and presenter.
Before joining BBC Radio 4’s Today programme as one of its regular presenters, she hosted The World At One on the station for eleven years. She has also presented a number of television documentaries on BBC 2 and BBC 4 on history, literature, nature and art. Martha has presented The Secret World of Lewis Carroll, Great Irish Journeys with Martha Kearney (BBC 4) and Jane Austen: The Unseen Portrait? (BBC 2). In the Books That Made Britain series she presented a special on East Anglia: The Scene of the Crime (BBC4). She presented The Great Butterfly Adventure: Africa to Britain with the Painted Lady (BBC4), and being a keen apiarist, she’s hosted The Wonder of Bees, Who Killed The Honey Bee? (BBC 4), and Hive Alive (BBC 2). Martha began her journalistic career in radio, and worked as Lobby Correspondent for LBC/IRN, before joining Channel 4’s Week in Politics team. She’s been political editor of Newsnight and presented Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour for nearly a decade. Martha has won the Sony Radio Bronze Award and been nominated for a BAFTA for her coverage of Northern Ireland peace process.