Kaya Burgess

News Reporter and Religious Affairs Correspondent at The Times in London, United Kingdom

Kaya Burgess

News Reporter and Religious Affairs Correspondent at The Times in London, United Kingdom

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Kaya Burgess is a News Reporter and Religious Affairs Correspondent at The Times of London.

He has been named Young Campaigning Journalist of the Year for the ‘Cities Fit for Cycling’ campaign at the MHP Awards, longlisted for the Paul Foot Award, and nominated at the Press Awards and British Journalism Awards.

At The Times, Kaya has also been Deputy Diary Editor, writing the satirical TMS column, and has worked on the Time to Mind child mental health campaign, covered the Media patch, written for the Times2 features section, and been Commissioning Editor of the Eureka iPad app.

He has written for the News, Foreign, Features, Arts, Business, Property, Sport, Science, Education and Technology sections of the paper.

Kaya speaks fluent French and Spanish and has reported from France, Russia, Switzerland, Greece, Denmark, Malawi and Kenya on various assignments. He has also undertaken Hostile Environment Training to B-Tech level.

He is also to be found performing in London folk clubs, filming and editing video dispatches, pointing telescopes at starry skies, and kicking footballs as captain of the (slightly erratic) Times football team.

Kaya is a former Parisian and Sevillan, member of the French Foreign Legion (for a week) and qualified gravedigger (seriously).

Please email: kaya[dot]burgess[at]thetimes.co.uk

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