Trevor McDonald Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 24 Jul, 2019
Facts of Trevor McDonald
Date of Birth: 1939 , August-16
Age: 80 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Trevor McDonald
Birth Name Sir Trevor McDonald OBE
Father Lawson McDonald
Mother Geraldine McDonald
Nationality British
Birth Place/City San Fernando
Ethnicity Black
Profession Journalist
Net Worth N/A
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Married Yes
Married to Josephine McDonald (m. 1986)
Education London South Bank University
Awards British Academy Television Awards
TV Show Tonight Since 1999
Books Fortunate circumstances
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Trevor McDonald is a news journalist and a newsreader of British nationality who is a news presenter for the ITN. For his services to journalism, he has also been knighted on 1999. He has also worked for the BBC Radio and also for the Channel 4 News. His long career history in journalism has granted him fame and name.

Early Life, Bio, and Education Of Trevor McDonald

He was born on 16th of August, 1939 in San Fernando and also is of the Trinidadian nationality. He is the son of  Lawson McDonald and Geraldine McDonald.

Trevor McDonald's Career

Trevor initially started work in Trinidad and was employed in BBC Radio as a producer. He was then associated with the Independent Television News, ITN in 1973 as a general reporter. His position there rose to be a sports correspondent and finally as an international political commentator. After spending some time with the Channel 4 News in 1980, he returned to work in ITN on 1989. He became the sole presenter of the News at Ten on 1992 and when this program was phased out, he was cast to be the presenter of the ITV Evening News.

Starting from 1999, McDonald also hosted the current affairs program entitled Tonight with Trevor McDonald which lasted till 2005. Despite speculations of him leaving ITV, he has not done so yet.  H retired briefly on 2005 but returned soon after, on 2007 to host News at Ten with Julie Etchingham. He left presenting News at Ten on 2008 and still continues to host The Tonight Programmer for the ITV. Apart from this, he has also hosted the series The Secret Caribbean with Trevor McDonald, The Secret Mediterranean with Trevor McDonald, The Mafia with Trevor McDonald, Las Vegas with Trevor McDonald, Undercover Customs, Saturday Night Takeaway, National Television Awards, Have I Got News For You, etc. he is also an author.

Trevor McDonald's Net Worth and Salary

Trevor has been working in the field of journalism for many years. His salary thus has been found to be 600 thousand pounds a year. His net worth, however, is under review and has not been known to the general public yet.

Trevor McDonald's Personal Life

The 79 years old, Trevor McDonald is currently living a happy life with his second wife, Josephine McDonald who is a former ITN production assistant. The couple walks down on the aisle in the year 1986 after a few years of a dating relationship. Together the couple welcomed a son, Jamie in 1989.

Prior to getting married Josephine McDonald, he married a wife, Beryl. The former couple met for the first time during a cricket match and got married in 1964. They have shared two children; Tim McDonald and Joanne McDonald. 

After two decade of relationship the pair divorce due to some personal reason.

Age, Body Measurements and Other Facts

  • Age: Trevor McDonald is 79 years old as of 2019. 
  • Birth Sign: Leo
  • Height: He has a tall height of 6 feet(1.82cm).
  • Weight: His body weight is around 80 to 85 kg.
  • Body Measurements: Even at the age of late 70s, he has maintained his body physically fit. 

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