Trevor McDonald, O.B.E.

Biography

British Professionals

From: United Kindgdom
Best Known for: British-Trinidadian Television Broadcaster & Journalist for ITV in England

Bio: He started his broadcasting career in Trinidad 1962, reading the nightly television news. He became an interviewer for local current affairs programmes. Trevor had worked for newspapers and in local radio as an assistant programme manager. From here he joined the BBC World Service in London in 1969.

He has been knighted twice by Queen Elizabeth II. He became an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) in 1992, and again in 1999 on the Queens Birthday Honours List. Here’s a listing of some of his accomplishments:

*Joined ITN (Independent Television News) as a Northern Island front-line reporter in 1973 from the BBC World Service.

*In 1980, he became ITN Diplomatic Correspondent, reporting from the Middle East, the United States, on the Brussels European Community negotiations, Luxembourg, Rome and Strasbourg. He also became Diplomatic Correspondent to Channel 4 News in 1982, eventually becoming its Diplomatic Editor in September 1987.

*In 1985 he won a BAFTRA Award (British Academy of Film & Television Arts) for using his exceptional journalistic skills during the Philippine and American Presidential Conventions and Elections.

*Trevor was in Johannesburg South Africa reporting on Nelson Mandela's release from prison in February 1990.

*In 1999 he received the prestigious Richard Dimbleby Award for Outstanding Contribution to Television, and was named Newscaster of the Year.




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