Saturday, 27 June 2009
Born in Glasgow in 1973, David Kerr (35) spent his early years in Dennistoun before moving to Condorrat near Cumbernauld.
A graduate of St Andrews University in Scottish History and International Relations in 1996, David joined the BBC in 1997 as a graduate trainee. In 1999 he became the Editor of Newsnight Scotland. At the time, it was reported that he was the BBC's youngest ever editor of a news programme.
More recently David has worked in London as Assistant Editor of Newsnight before returning to Scotland in 2003 as Assistant Editor of Reporting Scotland.
In 2007 he moved in front of the camera, becoming a BBC Scotland reporter and regular face on Reporting Scotland.
In 2000 David Kerr resigned as Editor of Newsnight Scotland to contest the Falkirk West by-election for the SNP. There he achieved a dramatic increase in the SNP vote, reducing the Labour majority to just 700. That represented a 16% swing away from Labour to the SNP.
David was an active member of the National Union of Journalists.