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Biography: Dermot Murnaghan

Dermot Murnaghan is one of the best known newscasters in Britain. Having presented Breakfast on BBC1 for five years he is now the face of Sky News.

Dermot is an accomplished awards host and experienced conference facilitator. His charm and professionalism have delighted a variety of clients, many of whom invite him back year after year. His numerous conference and after-dinner appearances have included engagements for The Police Federation, Eurostar, The Home Office, The Army Families Federation, Orange, European Study Tours, The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Which?, and Royal Mail.

Dermot joined the BBC in 2003 after many years with ITN. During that time he fronted all ITV’s major bulletins, including News at Ten, and also presented Channel 4 News.

"Dermot was highly charming [as our Conference host] and very well received, as usual. Ever the consummate professional! A delight to work with him again."
The Police Federation Conference

Dermot presents the ratings success Eggheads, a quiz show for BBC2, which recorded its ninth series in 2008. He also presents the spin-off shows Celebrity Eggheads and Are You An Egghead?

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'. Dermot’s incisive interviewing style has been recognised by a number of awards, including the Royal Television Society’s Interviewer of The Year Award in 1999 for his interview with Peter Mandelson, which resulted in the latter’s resignation from the Cabinet.

Dermot has reported live from war zones around the world and broke the news to the nation about the sudden death of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Speaking Topics

An accomplished interviewer, Dermot Murnaghan spent 5 years presenting BBC breakfast and in 2008 moved to Sky to present Sky News Today.

  • TV/Radio Presenter
  • News/current affairs

Dermot is available for a range of corporate work. For further information or to book Dermot Murnaghan, call us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

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