Niall McDonald

Associate Director

Niall is a highly experienced media professional who has spent the last 15 years working in some of the biggest newsrooms in the world. He has a deep knowledge of Irish, UK, European and U.S. Politics, and has spent his career helping to interview some of the biggest names in the world, from the French President to British Royalty.

He has covered world events including the Arab Spring, the European Financial Crisis, Brexit, the Trump Presidency and the Covid Pandemic for Sky News, the Associated Press and CNN.

He has been involved in the coverage of three US Presidential elections, three UK elections and was a key member of the production team for CNN’s coverage of the Brexit referendum, which was broadcast in more than 200 countries.

In 2018 Niall was nominated for an Emmy for his show’s coverage of the Genoa Bridge collapse. In 2021 he worked on a collaboration between CNN and the United Nations for Holocaust Memorial Day.

In 2021 Niall returned home to Ireland to produce ‘The Tonight Show’, Virgin Media’s flagship current affairs show. He has helped the station cover the cost of living crisis, the war in Ukraine and the Climate Emergency.

Niall has guest-lectured at City University London, the University of Central Lancashire and UCD’s Clinton Institute.