Dermot Murnaghan

Dermot Murnaghan | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Dermot Murnaghan | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, Former Sky News Presenter
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Dermot Murnaghan | Speaker Biography

Dermot Murnaghan is a journalist and broadcaster, currently serving as the news anchor and presenter for Sky News Today. With a career spanning decades, Murnaghan began as a journalist before transitioning into television broadcasting. He gained prominence by breaking the news of Princess Diana's death in 1997.

Throughout his career, Murnaghan has held various roles in the media industry. He started at ITV, presenting their lunchtime, nightly, and evening news bulletins for 11 years and played a significant role in covering the 2001 General Election. At the BBC, he hosted programs such as BBC Breakfast, Treasure Hunt, Eggheads, Celebrity Eggheads, and Are You An Egghead? Additionally, he presented The State We’re In on BBC 3 and Crimes That Shook Britain on CI.

Murnaghan's achievements include winning the Royal Television Society's Interviewer of the Year Award for his interview with Peter Mandelson, which led to Mandelson's resignation from the Cabinet. He has also received the Newscaster of the Year Award from TRIC for his work at ITN. Before joining ITN's Lunchtime News, he regularly presented Channel 4 News and fronted five series of The Big Story on ITV. He was also a reporter for Business Programme on Channel 4, co-presenter for ITV's Sport Awards, and the anchorman of Channel 4 Daily.

After completing an MA in History from Sussex University, Murnaghan pursued further education with a postgraduate course in Journalism at City University. He is married to journalist Maria Keegan and has four children: Kitty, Molly, Alice, and Jack. Murnaghan is an Arsenal fan and enjoys cycling in his free time.

Today, Murnaghan continues to be a sought-after figure in the media landscape, recognized for his expertise in current affairs and investigative journalism.

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