Dermot Murnaghan | Conference Facilitator & Event Host | UK
Dermot Murnaghan is a broadcaster, appearing on Sky News, BBC news, CNBC Europe and Independent Television news. Dermot Murnaghan is available to book for a variety of corporate events.
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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. Alongside his newcasting, he presents the successful BBC2 quiz show Eggheads. Dermot is available to hire for a range of corporate work, and is applauded by clients for both his charm and professionalism.
About Dermot Murnaghan
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.
Dermot joined the BBC in 2003, after many years presenting with ITN. During that time, he fronted all of ITV’s major bulletins, including News at Ten on ITV, and has also presented Channel 4 News. He is now the major news anchor for SKY News, and 2011 saw Dermot begin to front his own new show, Murnagahan, on Sky News, which airs every Sunday at 10am.
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?, 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.
“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 2010
“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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