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Geeta Guru-Murthy

Geeta Guru-Murthy
Born1968 (age 51–52)[1]
Liverpool, England
Home townWest Bradford, Yorkshire, England
Philip Collins (m. 2002)
RelativesKrishnan Guru-Murthy[2] (brother)

Geeta Guru-Murthy (born 1968) is a British television journalist.

Early life

Guru-Murthy was born in Liverpool, but grew up in West Bradford, Yorkshire close to where her father worked as a radiologist in the local hospitals at Burnley and Blackburn.[4][5][5] She was involved with orchestras, theatres and choirs before going on to study biochemistry, and later changing careers.[4]


In January 1998 Guru-Murthy covered the breaking of the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal from Champaign, Illinois for 5 News.[6] By 2002, Guru-Murthy was hosting Asia Today, with regular work for BBC World, BBC News 24, and BBC Breakfast,[4] and by 2005 presenting the news on BBC Radio 4.[2] In 2002, Guru-Murthy appeared in the television series Waking the Dead.

In 2017 Guru-Murthy was one of several female BBC employees campaigning against the gender pay gap.[7]

Personal life

Guru-Murthy married speech-writer and journalist Philip Collins in June 2002, followed by a honeymoon in India.[4][8] Her younger brother, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, is also a journalist and broadcaster for Channel 4 News.[2][9]


  1. ^ Geeta Guru-Murthy Collins. Officers (Report). Companies House. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d Mendick, Robert (13 May 2005). ""Go on, teach the f***er a lesson"". Evening Standard. London. Retrieved 2018. Speech writer and strategy adviser Philip Collins, 36, ... married to a rising star of BBC news ... Geeta Guru-Murthy, who presents news bulletins on BBC World, BBC News 24 and on Radio 4, and is the sister of Krishnan Guru-Murthy, ... The couple have one child.
  3. ^ "Phillip Collins". Middlesex University. 29 March 2016. couple have two sons and live in London.
  4. ^ a b c d Walia, Nona (9 June 2002). "The World according to ...". The Times of India. in the newsroom on September 11, that event was a turning point, Born in Liverpool, UK, ... grew up in Lancashire. ... a lot of theatre, played for orchestras and sang in choirs. ... studied biochemistry, but changed ... , ... married ... India on honeymoon,
  5. ^ a b Graham, Natalie (5 January 2003). "Fame & Fortune: TV newsman reports to his mother". grew up with his sister, Geeta, and brother, Ravi, in Lancashire.
  6. ^ Sissons, Helen (2006). Waiting to Broadcast. Practical Journalism: How to Write News. Media, Communication and Culture Series. SAGE Publishing. p. 113. ISBN 9780761949268.
  7. ^ Press Association (22 July 2017). "Female BBC stars urge corporation to 'act now' on pay and gender". The Guardian.
  8. ^ Collins, Philip James. Who's Who (UK). doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.001.0001/ww-9780199540884-e-10000037. Retrieved 2018. m 2002, Geeta Guru-Murthy
  9. ^ Greenstreet, Rosanna (7 July 2001). "My childhood home: Krishnan Guru-Murthy". The Daily Telegraph. village called West Bradford, just outside Clitheroe in Lancashire. In 1974, ... detached house on a new housing estate ... me and my older sister, Geeta; and when I was seven, my little brother Ravi arrived. Dad's a doctor and was a consultant radiologist in Blackburn and Burnley, both about 12 miles away.

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