Dermot Murnaghan

Biography: Dermot Murnaghan has been a journalist for both of Britain's largest media networks and is on of the highest paid men on television, but began not wanting to be a journalist.

Born in Ireland, he quickly moved and was educated in the University of Sussex, where he graduated with an MA in history in 1980. A post graduate couse in journalism was then completed at the City University in London He began his journalism career by working for the local London newspapers, but in 1983 joined the new national public broadcaster, Channel 4, where he began as a researcher, then later becoming a news presenter for the channel's Business Programme. He then went briefly to Switzerland hosting the European Business Channel, but was soon requested back to Channel 4 by ITN (Independent Television News) who run the news for the channel where he presented the World News on Channel 4 each day. In the early to mid 1990's, ITN moved him from their Channel 4 news to ther ITV (independent
Dermot Murnaghan has been a journalist for both of Britain's largest media networks and is on of the highest paid men on television, but began not wanting to be a journalist.

Born in Ireland, he quickly moved and was educated in the University of Sussex, where he graduated with an MA in history in 1980.
A post graduate couse in journalism was then completed at the City University in London
He began his journalism career by working for the local London newspapers, but in 1983 joined the new national public broadcaster, Channel 4, where he began as a researcher, then later becoming a news presenter for the channel's Business Programme.

He then went briefly to Switzerland hosting the European Business Channel, but was soon requested back to Channel 4 by ITN (Independent Television News) who run the news for the channel where he presented the World News on Channel 4 each day.

In the early to mid 1990's, ITN moved him from their Channel 4 news to ther ITV (independent Television) National news coverage, where he remained for nearly a decade.

Ony in 2002, was he encouraged to move to the BBC where he has co-hosted, mainly woth Natasha Kaplinsky, the BBC Breakfast news programme. But also co-hosts the BBC's Six 'O' Clock news and sometimes hosts the BBC's Ten 'O' Clock News.
He is the usual news presenter for any breaking news events, including the London bombings, that was screened on BBC One, BBC News 24 and BBC World.

Away from the news, he also presents the quiz show Eggheads, an intellectual quiz where members of the general public compete against an intelligent panel.
He also presented the BBC Two revival of gameshow Treasure Hunt with Suzi Perry.
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