Amol Rajan

Amol Rajan

  • Host of University Challenge
  • Broadcaster, Author, Journalist
  • Today Programme Radio 4

Amol Rajan is a Radio 4 Today programme presenter and the latest host of University Challenge.

Amol was the youngest Editor of a broadsheet newspaper in Britain and the first from an ethnic minority in more than a century when he was appointed by The Independent at the age of 29.

He regularly provides cover for broadcasters on Radio 2, he has presented the Media Show on Radio 4, and has been an occasional presenter on The One Show

He has also presented ‘The Imperial Inversion of Cricket’, ‘Archive on 4: Rivers of Blood’, and ‘The Decline of the West’ as well as appearing on, among others, Question Time, Newsnight, The Daily Politics, The Andrew Marr Show and Celebrity Mastermind where he finished second with his specialist subject Shane Warne.

A former Restaurant critic Amol has also appeared on Masterchef and the Great British Menu.

In 2021 he presented a 2-part TV documentary, and a 10-part podcast, on Britain's royal family. He has also conducted many interviews, some of which featured in his television show “Amol Rajan Interviews”.

Amol’s book ‘Twirlymen: The Unlikely History of Cricket’s Greatest Spin Bowlers’ tells the story of the cerebral artists who mystify batsmen to conjure wickets out of thin air.
Based on his hit podcast ‘Rethink’ was published in 2021. Edited and introduced by Amol, the book has contributions from major international figures examining how public and private life can be improved post-pandemic.

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