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Sir Trevor McDonald

Sir Trevor McDonald will be the Moderator at EWC III for Session 3: Hazards of the Air

Sir Trevor McDonald  presents the ITV News at 10.30 p.m. as  well as ITV's biweekly flagship current affairs show, 'Tonight'.

Sir Trevor, UKs most  popular newscaster, has presented the flagship evening news bulletin for ITV since 1990, first as co-presenter and, from 1992, as sole presenter. He has received many awards: the National TV Awards prize for outstanding commitment to television presented in 2005 by British Prime Minister Tony Blair, the  Richard Dimbleby Award for Outstanding Contribution to Television from BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) in1999, and he has been named  Newscaster of the Year three times (1993, 1997, 1999) by the prestigious TRIC (BritishTelevision & Radio Industries Club).

Trevor McDonald's career with ITN started in 1980, as Diplomatic Correspondent, reporting from the Middle East and the United States, and on the European Community negotiations. He was Diplomatic Correspondent for Channel 4 News in 1982, then Diplomatic Editor of the programme in September 1987. In 1989, he was one of two  presenters of the News at 5.40 on ITV and also presented Channel 4 News and  ITN's weekend programmes on ITV. 

Trevor McDonald has covered American Presidential Conventions and Elections and reported from India, Pakistan, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Egypt, Syria, Uganda, Mexico, Australia  and New Zealand. He reported on East-West Summit meetings from Moscow and  Washington, and his coverage of the Philippine Elections in 1985 won a Bafta  Award for Channel 4 News. 

In February 1990, after several earlier visits to southern Africa, Trevor McDonald went back to  Johannesburg to report on Nelson Mandela's release from prison and to carry out  the first British television interview with him for ITN. He returned there in  April 1994 to present News at Ten from South Africa during its first elections. Trevor again travelled to the country in the spring of 1995, when he presented  the opening and closing ceremonies of the Rugby World Cup for ITV.

In November 1990, just prior to the Gulf War, Trevor interviewed Saddam Hussein in Baghdad. The interview was broadcast around the world.

In May of 1992 he compiled a series of reports on the drought in southern Africa for News at Ten, as well as co-presenting the programme from  Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

In 1993, he  interviewed President Clinton and General Colin Powell in the US, Nelson Mandela and Chief Buthelezi in South Africa and Asil Nadir in northern Cyprus. 

He was awarded an OBE in the New Year's Honours List for 1992, and was awarded a knighthood in the  Queens Birthday Honours List in 1999.