|Alma mater||Queen's University Belfast|
|Occupation||Broadcaster and Journalist|
In August 2009, Carruthers became part of the presenting team of Good Morning Ulster as part of a series of presenter changes at BBC Radio Ulster.
He has twice been nominated for a Royal Television Society award for his work – in 2018 and previously in 2003. In 2005 he and his BBC Newsline co-presenter, Donna Traynor, lifted a prestigious IFTA (Irish Film and Television Award) for Best News Programme.
Carruthers was born in Derry, grew up in Limavady, County Londonderry, studied at Coleraine Academical Institution and went on to study Political Science and Irish Politics at Queen's University Belfast.
Carruthers has an interest in the theatre. He was one of the founders of Tinderbox Theatre Company in 1988  and took part in drama groups at college and university, including a stage appearance in a Riverside Theatre, Coleraine production of Oliver! alongside James Nesbitt. He was Chairman of the Lyric Theatre Board until 2015 and was at the forefront of the campaign to rebuild the theatre on its south Belfast site for almost ten years.
He is co-editor of Stepping Stones - The Arts in Ulster 1971-2001 which was published by Blackstaff Press in 2001. In 2013 Alternative Ulsters – Conversations on Identity was published by Liberties Press, a series of interviews by Carruthers with leading writers, actors, journalists and politicians. The book was a success and was re-issued in paperback in December 2014. The following year Alternative Ulsters was shortlisted for the prestigious Christopher Ewart-Biggs Memorial Prize.
In July 2019 Carruthers was awarded an honorary doctorate (DLit) from Queen's University Belfast for distinction in broadcasting.
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