ITV News veteran Alastair Stewart QUITS after 40 years after sending ‘misjudged’ tweet

Stewart began his journalism career as a reporter, industrial correspondent, presenter and documentary maker.

He recorded one of the last interviews with Lord Mountbatten before he was assassinated by the IRA in 1979, alongside that, Stewart spent six weeks in Ford Open Prison to make a half-hour documentary.

During the 1980’s he presenter and reporters Channel 4 News as well as providing live coverage of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster as the details of the tragedy unfolded, and a two-minute newsflash became an unscripted, one-hour special programme.

He also anchored – alongside Sandy Gall, the award-winning coverage on ITN on the night of the bombing of the Pan Am jet over Lockerbie and presented the ITV network coverage of the memorial service for the victims which followed.


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