Dermot Murnaghan

Dermot Murnaghan is one of the best known newscasters in Britain. Having presented BBC Breakfast on BBC1 for five years he is now the face of SKY News, presenting on weekdays from 9am – 1pm.

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

The start of 2011 saw Dermot begin to front his own new show Murnagahan on Sky News. It airs every Sunday at 10am.

Alongside his news commitments, Dermot presents the ratings success Eggheads, a quiz show for BBC2, which recorded its thirteenth series in 2011. He has also presents the spin-off shows Are You An Egghead? and the returning Celebrity Eggheads.

In 2010 Dermot presented the brand new science show Human Guinea Pig on Bravo, which saw the rugby star Gavin Henson take part in an experiment to withstand an electric current of 250,000 volts.

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 is available for a range of corporate work. His charm and professionalism have delighted a whole variety of clients, many of whom invite him back to host 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.

Testimonials
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 2010 (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 2010 (HOSTED BY YELLOW SPANNER)

Dermot was a huge success at last week’s event and has had really good feedback from everyone who attended. As well as it being a nice surprise for them to have such a well known person hosting the event, he really helped keep the day moving. Please pass on out thanks, not just for his support on the day but also his patience behind the scenes
AXA WEALTH CONFERENCE 2011

We just wanted to say thank you for chairing the EST’s 4 Entrepreneurs event yesterday. It was really lovely to meet you and you really made the day run smoothly and to time. The ‘Pitch Your Own Idea Session’ ran brilliantly with your chairing. Thank you again and we’re looking forward to working with you again.
EST 4 ENTREPRENEURS CONFERENCE 2010