Alastair Stewart OBE
Alastair Stewart presents ITV1 news bulletins and co-hosts ITV London’s flagship programme London Tonight. He received an OBE from the Queen in June 2006 for his services in broadcasting.
His career in television started in 1976 with ITV’s Southern Television. He was a reporter, industrial correspondent, presenter and documentary maker. He recorded one of the last interviews with Lord Mountbatten, and even spent six weeks in Ford Open prison to make a half hour documentary.
He has also provided the commentary for many of ITN’s other special programmes including the State Openings of Parliament, numerous by-elections, State Visits and for the Royal Weddings of the Price and Princess of Wales and Duke and Duchess of York.
Alastair provided live coverage of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster as the details of the tragedy unfolded. A two minute news-flash became an unscripted, one hour special programme. He anchored with Sandy Gall, the award winning coverage on ITN on the night of the bombing of the Pan Am jet over Lockerbie; he also presented ITV’s network coverage of the Memorial Service for the victims.
Alastair co-anchored ITV’s network coverage of the 1997 General Election with Jonathon Dimbleby and Michael Brunson, the 1992 General Election with Jon Snow and the 1987 General Election with Sir Alastair Burnet.
Alastair worked for ITV News on the ITV News Channel for the 2003 Iraq War, the channel’s Local Government Elections coverage and a special programme on the European Single Currency. Alastair won news presenter of the year at the 2005 RTS awards for ‘Live with Alastair Stewart’ on the ITV News Channel.
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