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One of the most respected Journalists and Newscasters on TV today Alastair Stewart has presented a range of news and current affairs programmes on the ITV network including The ITV Evening News, The ITV Lunchtime News and News at Ten as well as many of ITN’s other special programmes over the past three decades
In April 2010, he moderated the first ever live TV debate between the Party Leaders, ahead of the General Election.
In 1990 he was appointed ITN’s Washington Correspondent, an assignment abruptly interrupted by the first Gulf War. He was sent to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, to anchor ITN’s coverage. He presented News at Ten, live from Saudi Arabia, for two months. At the end of February 1991, Alastair was the first British television reporter to broadcast, live, from the liberated Kuwait City.
As well as talking about his career in broadcasting Alastair will talk about some of the causes dear to his heart in the charity world and voluntary sector such as the Royal British Legion, Homestart and Lend with Care. In 2006 he was awarded the OBE for his charitable work as well as honouring his broadcasting career.