Prior to being a television presenter, Dermot reported on some of the most pressing world news stories for ITV News, from war zones to the 2001 general election.
In 1997, Dermot was one of the first to report on the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.
Dermot won the Newscaster of the Year Award in 2000 from the Television and Radio Industries Club (TRIC). He was presented with the Royal Television Society’s Interviewer of the Year award in 1999 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.