Kevin Maguire (journalist)
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Kevin John Maguire|
20 September 1960
South Shields, County Durham, England
|Occupation||Associate editor, journalist|
Kevin John Maguire (born 20 September 1960 in South Shields, County Durham) is a British political journalist and is currently associate editor at the Daily Mirror newspaper. Earlier in his career Maguire was chief reporter for The Guardian.
Maguire's grandfather was a miner at Harton Colliery. Kevin Maguire passed his eleven plus, and attended South Shields Grammar-Technical School for Boys from 1972 to 1974. He studied Politics at the University of York, graduating in 1982. From Cardiff University he gained a Diploma in Journalism in 1984.
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.
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 for the station. He gave up the show in March 2012 in order to concentrate on his job at the Daily Mirror.
Maguire is married to the journalist and novelist Emma Burstall; the couple have two sons and one daughter. He supports the football club, Sunderland A.F.C.. On 4 July 2018 He was awarded the Honorary degree of Doctor of Arts from the University of Sunderland. 
- The Media 100 2007 - 96. Kevin Maguire The Guardian, 9 July 2007
- Labour's chief 'met e-mail pair' BBC News, 19 April 2009
- The Week's Guests BBC Press Office
- TV Review: Natural Born Sellers, STV - The British Transport Films, BBC4 The Scotsman, 24 October 2008
- "Kevin Maguire is a regular cover presenter on LBC 97.3". London: LBC 97.3. 1 May 2010. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
- "Loved final @Lbc973 show with Andrew Pierce..." London: Twitter. 18 March 2012. Retrieved 18 March 2012.
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