Dermot Murnaghan is a Sky News Presenter, Conference Host and Facilitator.
Dermot currently presents Sky News Tonight with Dermot Murnaghan.
He previously presented Sky News weekdays from 9am-1pm and Sky’s Sunday morning political programme, Murnaghan.
Prior to this he fronted ITV’s Lunchtime, Nightly and Evening news bulletins for eleven years and was a key part of the presentation team covering the 2001 General Election.
Dermot has also presented:
- BBC Breakfast
- Treasure Hunt
- Celebrity Eggheads
- Are You An Egghead?
- The State We’re In
- Crimes That Shook Britain
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.
Dermot Murnaghan has reported live from war zones around the world, and also broke the news to the nation about the sudden death of Diana, Princess of Wales and then played a major role in ITN’s coverage.
Before joining ITN’s Lunchtime News, Dermot regularly presented Channel 4 News and fronted 5 series of The Big Story – ITV’s prime time current affairs programme.
He joined the Business Programme on Channel 4 first as a researcher, then a reporter. Four years later he moved to Switzerland to work on the European Business Channel as reporter and presenter until he was called back for the launch of Channel 4 Daily.
After obtaining an MA in History from Sussex University he went on to complete a post-graduate course in Journalism at City University.
Dermot Murnaghan is available for awards hosting, speaking and conference facilitating.