Kirsty Lang is a presenter of Radio 4’s flagship arts programme, Front Row. She is an experienced journalist and broadcaster with a special interest in foreign affairs and culture. She spent many years as a foreign correspondent reporting for the BBC and the Sunday Times from Eastern Europe and later Paris. She’s been a presenter on Channel 4 News, BBC 4 and BBC World. Kirsty chaired the Orange Prize for Fiction and was a judge of the Independent Prize for Foreign Fiction in Translation. In 2012 Kirsty was a visiting Professor in the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University in New York. She is a Trustee of the British Council.
Kirsty is an experienced chair who has moderated conferences and panels all over the UK and internationally on topics ranging from education and health to arts, culture and foreign affairs. Clients have included the Arts Council, Royal Opera House, WHO, NICE, IBM, BMA, Eurostudies UK, Union of Head Teachers, the Bosch Foundation and the WISE Education conference in Qatar.