James Naughtie has been a presenter of Radio 4's Today programme since 1994. He is a former chief political correspondent of the Guardian, his Westminster career having begun on the Scotsman. As well as his news journalism, for which he has won many awards, he has presented many music programmes on BBC radio and television, including Proms from the Royal Albert Hall and live opera and orchestral music from across Europe. On BBC Radio 4, he chairs Bookclub each month, and as well as his work on Today he has presented many live events for radio, including the last three general elections and major state occasions. He has written three political books: Playing the Palace, The Rivals and The Accidental American. He is married with three children.