Having presented BBC Breakfast for five years alongside Great British Speaker Natasha Kaplinsky, Dermot Murnaghan moved to Sky News in 2007 where he presents their weekday breakfast show.
From 2011 to 2016, he also presented his own self-titled show, Murnaghan on Sky News that aired on a Sunday. Since 2016 he has presented Sky News Tonight where he covered topics such as UK elections and the Brexit vote.
Alongside his job as a newscaster, Dermot Murnaghan presented long-running BBC quiz show Eggheads as well as its spin-offs Celebrity Eggheads and Are You an Egghead between 2003 and 2014. He has also hosted shows such as Treasure Hunt (2002-2003), Crimes That Shook Britain (2015-) and The State We’re In (2002-2003).
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Before joining ITN (now ITV), Dermot Murnaghan regularly presented Channel 4 News, where he covered the Gulf War, and fronted over 100 episodes of The Big Story, reported for Channel 4’s Business Programme and was the anchor of Channel 4 Daily. He went on to co-present ITV’s Sports Awards, the ITV Lunchtime News and News at Ten.
In his long career, Dermot has reported on some of the most pressing and breaking world news stories, from warzones to the general election, interviewing the likes of David Cameron and Gordon Brown. In 1997, he was one of the first to report on the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.
His skill as a newsreader and presenter means he has been chosen to make cameos in feature films, including Wimbledon, Absolute Power and Midnight Man.
In 2000 Dermot won the Newscaster of the Year Award from the Television and Radio Industries Club (TRIC), and was presented with the Royal Television Society’s Interviewer of the Year award in 1998 for his interview with Peter Mandelson, which resulted in Mandelson resigning from his role in Cabinet.
As a speaker, Dermot has made many conference and after-dinner appearances, including 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.
– Broadcasting & Presenting
– Current Affairs
– UK Economy
– International Affairs
Dermot Murnaghan is available for a range of corporate, private, public and charity events including hosting award ceremonies, speaking engagements and conference facilitating. His charm, personable and professional manner means he is often asked back by clients year after year.
We’ve had some amazing feedback already. Dermot was a dream to work with. I hope that he enjoyed the evening.
People’s Postcode Lottery Annual Charity Gala
Dermot was a pleasure to work with, did an excellent job facilitating the day, manging the Q&A sessions during the afternoon, and was a real hit with our delegates. We are very appreciative and grateful that he was happy to step in and help us.
The DTG Summit
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.
Constables Conference (The Police Federation of England and Wales)
Dermot was an asset to the conference and the general consensus from the client was that he was the best moderator they’ve had. He paid particular attention to the content and themes of the event and was subsequently able to deliver lively panel discussion as he put the Leadership Team on the spot. He completely understood the brief and made a conscious effort of siding with the audience and encouraging participating. The client feedback has been so good that they are already thinking of booking him for next year! I would love to work with Dermot again and would also recommend him.
Siemens Sustainability Conferences
This was the first time we used Dermot and he was a real winner with the audience…he was very easy to work with, very professional and did a great job for us.
Community Care Publication Conference: The Excellence Network
The event went really well and Dermot was fantastic!
The Which? Big Banking Debate
What can I say other than, Thank You! We couldn’t have done it without you! It was a real pleasure working with you and your calm professionalism was greatly appreciated.
British Parking Association Civil Enforcement Awards