A familiar face on our TV screens, Alastair Stewart has been a main anchor man at ITN News for over 30 years. During his long career, he has presented a range of news and current affairs programmes across the ITV network, including ITV's Evening News, the ITV Lunchtime News and News At Ten.
Alastair's TV career began in 1976 at ITV's Southern Television, where he obtained a solid grounding as a reporter, industrial correspondent, presenter and documentary maker. His coverage ranged from interviewing Lord Mountbatten (one of the last reporters to do so) to spending six weeks in Ford Open prison to make a half hour documentary.
Alastair joined ITN as an Industrial Correspondent in 1980, becoming presenter of ITN's Early Evening News in 1986 and joining the presenting team at News at Ten three years later.
During his time at ITN, Alastair has reported live from Berlin as the infamous Berlin Wall was turn down, spent a year in the USA as ITN's Washington Correspondent and was then News At Ten's on-the-spot man during its coverage of the Gulf War. He presented the News At Ten live from the war zone for two months, in the process becoming the first British TV reporter to broadcast live from the liberated Kuwait City.
Alastair has also provided the commentary for many of ITN's special programmes aired across the ITV network, including the State Openings Of Parliament, numerous by-elections and state visits, and the Royal Weddings of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, and Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson.
From 1993 to 2009, Alastair was the co-presenter of ITV London's regional news programme London Tonight. He has also presented a number of other ITV programmes, including Police, Camera, Action and Moral Of The Story. In December 2014, Alastair presented a one-off ITV documentary called Unbelievable Moments: Caught On Camera. The programme returned for two further episodes in January 2016 due to popular demand.
Alastair has received a number of prestigious awards, including The Face Of London Award at the 2002 Royal Television Society Awards, Presenter Of The Year Award at the 2004 Royal Television Society Awards and News Presenter Of The Year at the 2005 RTS Awards (for his ITV News Channel programme Live With Alastair Stewart).
A vastly experienced broadcaster and presenter, dedicated and professional to the core, Alastair Stewart makes a superb choice as an Awards Host and After-dinner Speaker. To book him, contact a Prime Performers Booking Agent via the online booking enquiry form or alternatively call us on 020 7251 8222 to discuss your requirements.
- Motivational and Keynote Speaker with a powerful presentation entitled, Take Control of Your Life
- Co-presenter of The Last Leg and The Jump.
- Currently presenting Big Bang Theory, President of the Institution of Engineering Designers and Head of the Digital Task Force.