As a breakfast presenter and anchorman for 30 years, Eamonn is the face most people in Britain have woken up to, during his years at GMTV and Sky News.
He co-hosts the Friday edition of ITV1’s This Morning alongside his wife Ruth Langsford and currently they are hosting throughout the summer.
Eamonn has presented top-rated, prime-time quiz shows including Have I got News For You and The National Lottery’s Jet Set for BBC One, Sudo-Q for BBC Two, ITV’s The Feelgood Factor and The Rich List for Fox TV in America.
Eamonn received his journalistic grounding during the height of The Troubles in Northern Ireland and presented the documentary The Troubles I’ve Seen for ITV1.
His 20 years on Breakfast TV have seen him not only presenting from the sofa but also reporting from the scenes of some of the biggest stories of the last two decades, including Dunblane, the Paddington rail crash, the Omagh bombing, while his time at Sky News has seen him anchoring the coverage of the Royal Wedding and four General Elections.
Born in Belfast, Eamonn studied journalism before beginning his broadcasting career at Ulster Television. Initially a farming reporter before moving on to sport and news, he became, at the age of 21, the youngest ever anchorman in the ITV regions, hosting Ulster Television’s Good Evening Ulster.
In 1986 he was part of the team which launched daytime television on BBC One, with the daily phone-in programme, Open Air. During the late ’80s and early ’90s he hosted various programmes for the BBC, including Holiday, which he presented for four years. He also covered numerous national sports events for the station.
He launched GMTV in January 1993 and presented the show daily until 2005 when he moved to Sky News Sunrise.
Britain’s longest serving breakfast host and a passionate Manchester United fan, Eamonn is a father of four children and Maggie the dog. He divides his time between London, Belfast and Old Trafford.