Kevin Maguire (journalist)

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Kevin Maguire
Born 1961
South Shields

Associate editor, journalist

Wife: Emma Burstall

Kevin Maguire (born 1961, South Shields) is a British political journalist, currently Associate Editor at the Daily Mirror newspaper.[1] Earlier in his career Maguire was Chief Reporter for The Guardian.[1]

In April 2009 Maguire became drawn into the Damian McBride affair, when it was reported he had attended a meeting with McBride and Ray Collins to discuss the Labour Party's online political attack strategy.[2]

Maguire is a frequent contributor to Sky News and the BBC. He appeared on Have I Got News for You for the first time on 24 October 2008.[3][4]

From mid-2011, he co-hosted a Sunday morning politics show with the Daily Mail‍ '​s Andrew Pierce on talk radio station LBC 97.3 having previously been a regular stand-in presenter of other shows across the station.[5] He gave up the show in March 2012 in order to concentrate on his job at the Daily Mirror.[6]

Maguire lives in Kingston upon Thames in Surrey and is married to novelist Emma Burstall, who attended the independent St Paul's Girls' School.[citation needed] He has three children: the eldest attended Tiffin School, a selective all-girls grammar school in Kingston upon Thames.[citation needed] He supports Premier League football club Sunderland.


  1. ^ a b The Media 100 2007 - 96. Kevin Maguire The Guardian, 9 July 2007
  2. ^ Labour's chief 'met e-mail pair' BBC News, 19 April 2009
  3. ^ The Week's Guests BBC Press Office
  4. ^ TV Review: Natural Born Sellers, STV - The British Transport Films, BBC4 The Scotsman, 24 October 2008
  5. ^ "Kevin Maguire is a regular cover presenter on LBC 97.3". London: LBC 97.3. 1 May 2010. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Loved final @Lbc973 show with Andrew Pierce...". London: Twitter. 18 March 2012. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 

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