Kieran Yates


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Kieran Yates is a London-based Journalist and Broadcaster reporting on culture, news and politic; and features regularly on BBC Asian Network.

She currently has a column at Vice called ‘British Values’ and writes regularly for The Guardian, Fader, Dazed and a slew of other publications and was nominated for Culture Write of the Year in 2016.

Kieran is a regular fixture on BBC News, Woman’s HourFront Row and across the BBC discussing arts, culture and news.

She most recently joined 5Live for their Election All Nighter. She was the ex co-presenter of the award winning Guardian Music Weekly podcast, hosted their Festival Season series in 2013 and in 2015 she produced and hosted the Muslim Drag Queens documentary which saw her nominated for Best Investigation by the Asian Media Awards in 2015.

She has appeared as a panelist on BBC Free Speech and album critic on Radio 1 and on Victoria Derbyshire.

Kieran recently contributed to the critically acclaimed book of essays ‘The Good Immigrant’ in 2017 and is the author of ‘Generation Vexed: What the English riots didn’t tell us about your nation’s youth’ published by Random House in 2011, was part of The Guardian’s ‘My Favourite Album ebook in 2011.

Kieran also edits a fanzine called British Values which looks at culture and immigration in Britain and regularly hosts events and panels discussing issues across music, politics, and news.