Tim Kash

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Tim Kash is a television presenter best known for formerly presenting Top of the Pops in the United Kingdom, and MTV News on MTV UK and Ireland. He appeared on the U.S. edition of MTV News, and as a guest presenter on E! Network's Daily 10. He currently resides in New York City, United States.

Life and career[edit]

Early career[edit]

After spending some time working in A&R, Kash was hired by MTV UK and Ireland to work as a VJ, and began presenting MTV News in the U.K. and Europe in 2003.

Top of the Pops[edit]

After joining MTV, Kash was offered the presenting role on the BBC's Top of the Pops. On 28 November 2003, Kash hosted his first episode of the show which coincided with one of its most radical overhauls in what was reported as a make-or-break attempt to revitalize the long-running series.[1] The BBC chose Kash for the position because of his youth, his prior success on MTV, and because the considered him a "edgy, quick-witted and talented presenter"; they hoped that all of these qualities would bring back the younger audience Top of the Pops used to have.[2] Though show garnered poor ratings,[3] and was moved from BBC1 to BBC2 in spring 2005, and eventually cancelled in July 2006.[4]

MTV US[edit]

In 2007, Kash quit MTV UK to move to the US MTV station.[5]

Philanthropy[edit]

Kash has been an Ambassador for the Prince's Trust, and a patron of Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital for 4 years and continues to work closely with them.[6]

He is also an Ambassador for MTV's Staying Alive Foundation.[6]

Kash launched the BOOM! Music Video Academy in 2004, an organization which teaches 11 to 18 year old students the skills needed to produce music, videos and short films. The Academy has since been closed.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BBC's revamped Pops is launched
  2. ^ Waters, Darren (13 November 2003). "Tim Kash: Pop TV's wunderkind". BBC News. Retrieved 7 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Wilkes, Neil (29 November 2004). "'Top of the Pops' axed from BBC One". Digital Spy. Retrieved 7 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "Top of the Pops chopped". London Evening Standard. 21 Jun 2006. Retrieved 7 December 2011. 
  5. ^ Fulton, Rick (16 April 2007). "I'm on MTV But I'll Still Pour the Tea". Daily Record. Retrieved 7 December 2011. 
  6. ^ a b c "News - Correspondents - Kash". Mtv.com. Retrieved 2012-06-04. 

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