Sir Trevor McDonald is one of the best-known faces on British television, becoming ITN’s first black reporter in 1973, four years after arriving from Trinidad to work for BBC Radio.
He rose to prominence as a newsreader on ITN’s News at Ten and after standing down - twice - from the role, went on to present numerous television documentaries, many dealing with crime and murder. McDonald is a cricket aficionado and has written biographies of two West Indian greats, Clive Lloyd and Viv Richards, as well as editing poetry anthologies. He was knighted for services to journalism in 1999. He credits his accent and enunciation to learning English from the BBC World Service as a boy and winning public-speaking competitions.