Mark McFadden Biography
Mark McFadden is a media personality serving as North West correspondent for UTV and ITV. He joined UTV in April 1994. He is also a jury member for the World Film and TV Awards.
Mark McFadden Age
He is around 56 years old. He was born in 1965 in Londonderry, United Kingdom.
Mark McFadden Height
He is tall in stature but his height is undisclosed.
Mark McFadden Nationality
McFadden is British.
Mark McFadden Education
McFadden attended St. Columb’s College. He also graduated from Queen’s University, Belfast where he studied English and French. He joined Queen’s University in 1984.
Mark McFadden Family
He was born and raised in Derry. However, there is no information about his family background, parents’ identities, and siblings.
Mark McFadden Wife
He hasn’t revealed whether he is married, single, or in a relationship.
Mark McFadden UTV
McFadden is a journalist and programme presenter for ITV News. He has been reporting on Northern Ireland for 30 years. Currently, he is the North West correspondent for UTV Live, the flagship early evening news programme.
His career in journalism began in 1988 with the Derry Journal, the second oldest English-language newspaper in the world. During his six years at the Journal, he worked in news, features, and sports. He also contributed news and sports reports to London broadsheet newspapers, The Guardian, and The Daily Telegraph.
In April 1994, McFadden joined the UTV Live team becoming the face of UTV in the North West of Ulster. He works mainly on hard news reports – covering politics, serious crime, terrorism, the economy, etc. However, he also produces a wide range of materials for the sports and features departments.
McFadden was UTV’s correspondent throughout the entire course of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry. This Tribunal of Inquiry was chaired by Lord Saville of Newdigate, and it sat at the Guildhall in Derry and Methodist Central Hall in London. It was the longest and most expensive Inquiry in UK legal history. He was also the only television journalist to cover the Bloody Sunday Inquiry from its inception in 1998 to its conclusion in June 2010 when Lord Saville’s final report was published.
In April 2011 McFadden was one of UTV’s analysts for Queen Elizabeth II’s historic state visit to the Republic of Ireland, broadcasting from Dublin Castle and Croke Park. He has also presented several series of “Rare Breed” for UTV, examining the multi-billion pound agriculture industry in Ireland.
Mark McFadden Awards
McFadden has won a number of prestigious journalism awards at regional, national, and international levels. In April 2011, he picked up two top prizes at the New York Festival’s World Film & Television Awards. He won the World Gold Medal for journalism in recognition of his coverage of Lord Saville’s inquiry into the Bloody Sunday shootings, and he scooped the World Silver Medal for his 2010 UTV documentary ‘Insight: Bloody Justice’ which examined Bloody Sunday and the Saville Inquiry.
‘Bloody Justice’ was also the winner of the News & Current Affairs Programme of the Year prize at the 2011 Institute of Public Relations media awards. The Chairman of the Judges at the IPR Awards said: “I thought I knew all about Bloody Sunday until I watched ‘Bloody Justice’. The sequence re-enacting the individual killings was gripping, evocative, and startling. Each part of the current affairs machine purred powerfully through this splendid offering.”
McFadden has since become a jury member for the World Film and TV Awards.
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