Kevin Maguire (journalist)

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Kevin Maguire
Born Kevin John Maguire
(1960-09-20) 20 September 1960 (age 57)
South Shields, County Durham, England
Occupation Associate editor, journalist
Years active 1984–present
Spouse(s) Emma Burstall

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.[1] Earlier in his career Maguire was chief reporter for The Guardian.[1]

Early life[edit]

Maguire's grandfather was a miner at Harton Colliery.[citation needed] Kevin Maguire passed his eleven plus, and attended South Shields Grammar-Technical School for Boys from 1972 to 1974.[2] He studied Politics at the University of York, graduating in 1982. From Cardiff University he gained a Diploma in Journalism in 1984.[citation needed]



He worked with the Western Morning News (1984–87), New Civil Engineer (1987), the Daily Telegraph (1990–94), the Daily Mirror (1994–99), and The Guardian (1999–2005).


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.[3]

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.[4][5]

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.[6] He gave up the show in March 2012 in order to concentrate on his job at the Daily Mirror.[7]

Personal life[edit]

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. [8]


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