Kathy Clugston is the well-known Ulster newsreader and continuity announcer on BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service.
Born in Belfast, she attended Methodist College and then studied French and Russian at the Queen's University of Belfast.
Kathy Clugston worked as a continuity announcer and transmission director at BBC Northern Ireland from 1996 to 2003, announcing for BBC One Northern Ireland, BBC Two Northern Ireland, and appearing as one of three in-vision announcers on BBC Choice Northern Ireland between 1999 and 2001.
Prior to starting at BBC Radio 4, Kathy spent some years in Amsterdam, working as a reporter and presenter for Radio Netherlands Worldwide.
She began working on Radio 4 in 2006, and first read evening news bulletins in 2007.
In April 2008, she began news-reading duties on the flagship Today programme.
As well as being a ukulele player who made a documentary for Radio Four in 2009, she came up with the idea for "Radio4minus1letter", taking a radio programme title and dropping a single letter to create a new title, while using Twitter.
The idea resulted in Kathy's book A Brief History of Tim: The World Minus One Letter, based on the game.