Mark Carruthers

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Mark Carruthers
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Alma mater Queen's University Belfast
Occupation Broadcaster and Journalist

Mark Carruthers OBE (born 1965) is a Northern Irish broadcaster and journalist, from Limavady. He currently presents a number of television and radio programmes for BBC Northern Ireland.[1] [2]

Broadcasting work[edit]

Carruthers first joined BBC Northern Ireland in 1989[1] as a freelance contributing to Good Morning Ulster and PM Ulster on BBC Radio Ulster.[3]

In addition to havng presented BBC Newsline, he has also presented Spotlight and Let's Talk for television and Evening Extra on BBC Radio Ulster.[1]

In August 2009, Carruthers became part of the presenting team of Good Morning Ulster as part of a series of presenter changes at BBC Radio Ulster.[4]

He is now the presenter of The View[5] and he is a presenter of the Sunday Politics Northern Ireland.[6] He also presents the regular BBC Two Northern Ireland programme Stormont Today, a half-hour analysis of the day's debates at the Northern Ireland Assembly.[7]

In 2002, Carruthers made the final shortlist for the award of Regional Presenter of the Year at the Royal Television Society awards.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Carruthers grew up in Limavady, County Londonderry and studied at the Coleraine Academical Institution[9] and went on to study Political Science and Irish Politics at Queen's University, Belfast.[1]

Carruthers has an interest in the theatre. He was one of the founders of Tinderbox Theatre Company in 1988 [9] and took part in drama groups at college and university, including a stage appearance in a Riverside Theatre, Coleraine production of Oliver! alongside James Nesbitt.[9] He was Chairman of the Lyric Players' Theatre Board until 2015 and was at the forefront of the campaign to rebuild the theatre on its south Belfast site for almost ten years.[1][10] He was awarded an OBE for services to Drama in Northern Ireland in the 2011 New Year Honours List.

He is co-editor of Stepping Stones - The Arts in Ulster 1971-2001 which was published by Blackstaff Press.

Carruthers is married with three children and lives in south Belfast.[1]


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