Dumfries-born Kirsty Anne Wark is a Scottish journalist and media personality, best known for presenting BBC's current affairs programme ‘Newsnight’. Wark joined BBC Radio Scotland in 1976 as a researcher, before moving to television in 1983. In 1990 she made her name by conducting a memorable interview with the then Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, in which she questioned her on the poll tax. Wark was named journalist of the year by BAFTA Scotland in 1993 and Best Television Presenter in 1997. The following year she was named Scot of the Year 1998 and she was awarded the 1999 News and Current Affairs prize by Carlton Women in Film and Television. More recently Wark appeared in ‘Dr Who’ and ‘Celebrity Masterchef’. This portrait shows her sporting the Scottish saltire.