Dermot Murnaghan

Dermot Murnaghan

Dermot Murnaghan presents Sky News weekdays and Eggheads, a quiz show for BBC2. He presented BBC Breakfast for five years from 2002 to 2007. During his time there he shared the sofa with Natasha Kaplinsky and Sian Williams.

In 2003 he presented Treasure Hunt for BBC 2 and The State We’re In, a satirical news programme for BBC3. He fronted ITV’s Lunchtime, Nightly and, Evening news bulletins for 11 years. He was a key part of the presentation team covering the 2001 General Election for ITV. Dermot also fronted the Most Wanted series for LWT and Sieges – both prime time ITV shows and has reported live from war zones around the world.

In 2000, Dermot won the prestigious Newscaster of the Year award from the Television & Radio Industries Club (TRIC) – an award given for ‘maintaining a consistent standard above all others’. He also won the 1999 Royal Television Society’s Interviewer of The Year Award for his interview with Peter Mandelson, which resulted in his resignation from the Cabinet.

Before joining ITN’s Lunchtime News, Dermot regularly presented Channel 4 News, fronted 5 series of The Big Story – ITV’s prime time current affairs programme. He also co-presented ITV’s Sports Awards and was the anchorman of Channel 4 Daily – a 3 hour daily live breakfast programme. He fronted the programme throughout the Gulf War.


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