Journalist You Need To Know: Kira Cochrane


What’s her beat?

Kira Cochrane is the Head of Features at The Guardian after holding the position of Head of Opinion and Women’s Editor. She joined the publication back in 2006.

She is also a successful author having written four novels exploring the plight of women and unconventional family life.

Can you pitch to her?

Yes, all of Kira’s contact details (along with 60,000 other journalists) are on her full profile with MediaHQ. If you’d like to get a demo just give us your details here, or email Gaye Gleeson on [email protected].

Why do I need to know her?

“I always felt it was my duty to run pieces about the more enjoyable sides of women’s lives, as well as the everyday sexism and horror, to try and reflect the reality of our experiences.”

Kira is a part of Fourth-wave Feminism which focuses on intersectionality and the use of internet tools to empower women. In the current social climate, intersectional feminism is at the forefront of many political movements – so regardless of your opinion on it, it is something that we all need to get ourselves familiar with.

Kira’s work focuses on the everyday life of a woman – the highs and the lows.

What’s her back story?

Kira studied American Literature at the University of Sussex and University of California. Her journalism career started at The Sunday Times before she was appointed the Women’s Editor of The Guardian in 2006. Her work has appeared in the New Statesman and the HuffPost over the years.

Let’s see her in action:

You can see Kira in action in the links below:

‘I wanted to make this film for the victims,’ Zac Efron on playing Ted Bundy.

‘Something’s happening …’ How the Women’s March inspired a new era of resistance.

The strike-leader, the singer and the anti-Nazi activist: role models for resistance.

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