David FitzGerald has been in the media for over forty two years, covering television presentation, programme production, corporate and commercial presentations plus script writing, commercial voice overs and an after-dinner speaker (with a strong line in comedy). Leaving the BBC, he is now concentrating on event presentation such as The Festival of Remembrance service, the International Dementia Conference and the South West Business and Tourism Awards.
Starting in radio in 1980, David moved through ILR and into television by 1986. Based with TSW in Plymouth, he started working on the production side of programmes and soon made a name for himself as a scriptwriter. By 1994 he had joined the presentation side of Sky News and covered every major world event from the arrest of O.J.Simpson to Waiko and the Oklahoma bombings. David covered the death of Diana Princess of Wales, the war in Bosnia, General Elections, Royal Weddings and every major headline grabbing story for seven years.
Over the years he has written for Spitting Image, won The Olympic Committee’s award for television production for The Red Arrows Documentary and even appeared as a question in Trivial Pursuit! He has written five children’s books with Falkland’s veteran Simon Weston CBE. He has also toured with Simon telling his life story with theatre dates from Glasgow to Gibraltar.
David is an experienced after dinner speaker working throughout Great Britain and on cruises.