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Encyclopedia > Trevor Mcdonald
Sir Trevor McDonald
Born 16 August 1939 (1939-08-16) (age 67)
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago San Fernando, Trinidad & Tobago

Sir Trevor McDonald OBE (born George McDonald on 16 August 1939) is a Trinidadian-born British television presenter. Until 2005, he was a newscaster with ITN, notable for having been the first black news anchor in the UK. Shortcut: WP:-( Vandalism is indisputable bad-faith addition, deletion, or change to content, made in a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of the encyclopedia. ... Shortcut: WP:-( Vandalism is indisputable bad-faith addition, deletion, or change to content, made in a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of the encyclopedia. ... is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Trinidad_and_Tobago. ... San Fernando (Spanish for Saint Ferdinand) may refer to: Argentina San Fernando, Buenos Aires, city of the Greater Buenos Aires. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto Together we aspire, together we achieve Anthem Forged From The Love of Liberty Capital Port of Spain Largest town Chaguanas [1] Official languages English Government Republic  -  President George Maxwell Richards  -  Prime Minister Patrick Manning Independence  -  from the United Kingdom 31 August 1962  Area  -  Total 5,128 km² (172nd) 1... ITV newscaster Mark Austin. ... ITN may refer to: Independent Television News In the news, a section on the Main Page of English Wikipedia This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ...


McDonald was seen as a part of the broadcasting establishment, and was knighted in 1999. His clear, confident delivery and serious attitude made him one of British television's most trusted reporters. He had won more awards than any other British broadcaster.[1] Since then, McDonald has become associated with tabloid productions based loosely on newscasts or documentaries.[citation needed] Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Documentary film is a broad category of cinematic expression united by the intent to remain factual or non-fictional. ...

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Early life and career

He was born in Trinidad and Tobago in the West Indies and received his secondary education at Naparima College in San Fernando where he got his start in broadcasting through the Blue Circle Network, a school-wide broadcast. His mother had decided to name him Trevor, but when his father took him to be baptised he forgot and named him George McDonald. Despite this McDonald has always gone by the name of Trevor. The Caribbean or the West Indies is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. ... Naparima College is a prestigious secondary school for boys in Trinidad and Tobago. ... The City of San Fernando is the larger of the two cities, and the second largest municipality in Trinidad and Tobago. ... Baptism in early Christian art. ...


McDonald's father was an oil worker, and the family came from an unprivileged background. In spite of this, he sought to better his English by listening to the BBC World Service and reading extensively.[citation needed] He worked for the BBC World Service as a producer in the 1960s, and moved to the United Kingdom at the end of that decade. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The BBC World Service is one of the most widely recognised international broadcasters of radio programming, transmitting in 33 languages to many parts of the world. ...


ITN

Sir Trevor reading the ITV News.

He joined ITN as a reporter in 1973 and steadily rose to become a newsreader by the late 1970s. He presented the News at Ten bulletin from 1991 to 1999, and from 2001 until 2004, when News at Ten was briefly relaunched & then replaced with the ITV News at Ten Thirty. During this period he also hosted Granada Television's current affairs programme Tonight with Trevor McDonald. Indeed, on 29 November 2005, speculation that he was about to leave ITV to work elsewhere ended when he signed a further two year contract involving producing both a documentary show and a new series of interviews, which will be of a wider general interest than the work he has done up till now. Image File history File links SirTrevorMcDonald. ... Image File history File links SirTrevorMcDonald. ... Independent Television News (ITN) is the main supplier of news broadcasts to two British television groups: ITV and Channel 4. ... Sir Trevor McDonald presenting the original final broadcast of News at Ten, from 5 March 1999. ... 10. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Tonight or Tonight with Trevor McDonald is the name of a British television newsmagazine, anchored by Sir Trevor McDonald and produced by Granada Television for the ITV network since 1999, when it replaced the long-running investigative series World In Action. ... November 29 is the 333rd day of the year (334th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Independent Television (generally known as ITV but also as ITV Network or Channel 3) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up under the Independent Television Authority (ITA) to provide competition to the BBC. ITV is the oldest commercial television network in the UK. Since 1990...


McDonald presented his last ITV News bulletin on 15 December 2005. The veteran newsreader stepped down from his role as anchor after more than 30 years at ITN, but said he has no plans to retire completely from television. Over the end titles of his last programme the old News at Ten end theme was played. is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Other work and media appearances

  • Before joining the News at Ten, McDonald was diplomatic editor on Channel 4 News.
  • McDonald presented the TV series Undercover Customs which created reconstructions of the major HM Customs and Excise investigations in the UK.
  • Since their inception in 1995, he has presented the National Television Awards.
  • On 21 April 2006, McDonald presented an episode of Have I Got News For You to some degree of success; he delivered the autocue jokes - some of which were extremely risqué - in his usual sober newscaster manner, the juxtaposition of which prompted team captain Paul Merton, who usually maintains a straight face on the show, to laugh heartily in disbelief on numerous occasions. It was McDonald's first appearance in any capacity on the show since 1992.
  • McDonald is Chancellor of London South Bank University. He also has intimate ties with King's College School in Wimbledon, a London day school. He acts as an advocate for the school in its promotional videos and presides at important events in its calendar. He was notably a guest speaker and presenter of awards at King's College Junior School prizegiving in 2002, where he made a moving eulogy to a departing member of staff.
  • McDonald is the author of biographies of the cricketers Viv Richards and Clive Lloyd. He has worked as an editor of poetry anthologies, and his autobiography Fortunate Circumstances was published in 1993.
  • Lenny Henry's comic character Trevor McDoughnut, is a spoof of McDonald. McDonald once surprised Henry during a performance of McDoughnut on Tiswas by walking in to the studio to sit with Henry.
  • Performed live in Hyde Park in summer 1996 with The Who, as the newsreader in the group's staging of their Quadrophenia.
  • In June 2007, McDonald hosted the new ITV version of This Is Your Life, with Simon Cowell being the programme's "victim".
  • In June 2007, McDonald began hosting the new ITV1 television series News Knight with Sir Trevor McDonald.

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References

  1. ^ Sir Trevor reads final bulletin

External links

  • Article on BBC News about Sir Trevor McDonald's final bulletin
  • Biographical article on BBC News about Sir Trevor McDonald
  • Trevor McDonald clips at TV-Ark
  • King's College School website
  • Trevor McDonald at the Internet Movie Database

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