Caitlin Moran

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Caitlin Moran
Born(1975-04-05) 5 April 1975 (age 37)
Brighton, United Kingdom
ResidenceLondon, United Kingdom
NationalityBritish
OccupationJournalist, author, broadcaster
 
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Caitlin Moran
Born(1975-04-05) 5 April 1975 (age 37)
Brighton, United Kingdom
ResidenceLondon, United Kingdom
NationalityBritish
OccupationJournalist, author, broadcaster

Caitlin Moran (born 5 April 1975 as Catherine Elizabeth Moran) is a British broadcaster, TV critic and columnist at The Times, where she writes three columns a week: one for the Saturday Magazine, a TV review column, and the satirical Friday column "Celebrity Watch". Moran is British Press Awards (BPA) Columnist of the Year for 2010, and both BPA Critic of the Year 2011, and Interviewer of the Year 2011[1]

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Early life and career

Moran's father is a rock musician. She is the eldest of 8 children and has four sisters and three brothers. She was born in Brighton and then lived in a three bedroom council house in Wolverhampton with her parents and siblings. She attended Springdale Junior School and was then educated at home from the age of 11, having attended secondary school for only three weeks.[2]

At the age of 13 in October 1988 she won a Dillons young readers' contest for an essay on Why I Like Books and was awarded £250 of book tokens. At the age of 15, she won The Observer's Young Reporter of the Year.[3] She began her career as a journalist for Melody Maker, the weekly music publication, at the age of 16.[4] Moran also wrote a novel called The Chronicles of Narmo at the age of 16, inspired by having been part of a home-schooled family. In 1992 she launched her television career, hosting the Channel 4 music show Naked City,[5] which ran for two series and featured a number of then up-and-coming British bands such as Blur, Manic Street Preachers, and the Boo Radleys. Johnny Vaughan co-presented with her on Naked City.

In December 1999, Moran married The Times rock critic Peter Paphides in Coventry and the couple have two daughters born in 2001 and 2003.

In 2011, Harper Perennial published Moran's book How To Be a Woman in the UK. As of July 2012, it had sold over 400,000 copies in 16 countries.[6]

On 13 July 2012, Moran became a Fellow of Aberystwyth University.

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