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Conference Facilitator & Event Host
Make your event unforgettable, book Dermot Murnaghan to speak at your event – we are a booking agent for Dermot Murnaghan and can arrange for him to entertain your guests. Dermot Murnaghan is one of the best-known newscasters in Britain. He is available to hire for events as an awards host or live presenter and as a conference chair or facilitator. His specialist subjects cover current affairs and sports.
This prominent newsreader started his career working as a trainee reporter on his local newspaper before breaking into the industry researching for Channel 4 and later going on to report for the Business Programme. Building up his reputation on a number of other news channels such as ITN and ITV news, on one instance breaking the news of Princess Diana’s death to the nation. Dermot Murnaghan soon established himself as a professional and engaging newsreader and was asked to join the BBC in 2003.
Dermot Murnaghan took over BBC Breakfast until 2007, over time presenting alongside the likes of Natasha Kaplinsky, Kate Silverton and Sian Williams. On occasion he was also stand-in for the six o’clock news and ten o’clock news on BBC. Dermot Murnaghan’s time on the BBC came to an end when he was asked to present Sky News at the end of 2007, where he continues to work presently. In 2011 he also fronted his own show, Murnaghan where he interviews prestigious figures from the business, politics and sporting worlds.
Alongside his news commitments, Dermot presents the ratings success Eggheads, a quiz show for BBC2, starting in 2003. He has also presents the spin-off shows, Are You An Egghead? As well as the returning Celebrity Eggheads. In 2010 Dermot Murnaghan also looked into the wonders of science when he presented the show Human Guinea Pig on the channel Bravo.
Renowned for his insightful interviewing style Demort Murnaghan has been nominated for a variety of awards commending his skill. One of which was the Royal Television Society’s 1999 Interviewer of the Year Award which he received after an intense interview with Peter Mandelson where he grilled him about the Geoffrey Robinson loan, ultimately leading to the Labour MP’s resignation from cabinet.
Dermot Murnaghan has extensive experience both on screen as a newsreader and as a host for corporate events, his amiable and informed personality winning the favour of many audiences who continue to invite him back every year. As a speaker or host he has appeared at events for clients such as Royal Mail, Orange, Eurostar and The Home Office.
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“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 & 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 201
“What can I say other than, ‘Thank you! We couldn’t have done it without you!’. Of course I am referring to the assistance you gave us in hosting our event on Friday evening. It was a real pleasure working with you and your calm professionalism was greatly appreciated.”
British Parking Association Civil Enforcement Awards
“Thank you very much for facilitating yet another excellent TalkBack session. The conference delegation and Central Committee appreciate your knowledge on policing issues and your skills in managing the questions during the session. It was a pleasure to work with you again.”
Police Federation Constables Conference: TalkBack
“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
“Dermot was outstanding. [He] was the perfect host for the National Science + Engineering Competition’s ‘Nobels Live’ event. The event brought together two Nobel prize-winners, science demonstrators and an audience of 500 young people, and we needed an experienced host to run proceedings. Dermot is extremely personable and easy to work with – he follows instructions while also providing helpful ideas and is a very enthusiastic host. I have had the pleasure of working with Dermot on a couple of events for young people and he has a great ability to keep them engaged in difficult subjects that they usually may not be interested in. My colleagues were very impressed with him and are already talking about using him for future events!”
Nobels Live, The British Science Association
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