Maxine Mawhinney currently presents the news on the BBC News Channel.
Maxine joined the BBC in 1996 when she joined BBC World and later BBC News 24 at its launch, initially presenting the overnight bulletins. She has also presented bulletins on BBC One and Breakfast.
Before joining the BBC, Maxine enjoyed a long and varied career in journalism. She trained as a newspaper journalist in Northern Ireland, then joined BBC Television and Radio in Belfast, before moving to Ulster Television and then ITN in London.
She then joined Sky News as Ireland Correspondent at the channels launch and then became Asian News Editor for Reuters Television. At the launch of GMTV in 1992, she was appointed the channel’s Washington correspondent.
Maxine is married with two daughters and a west highland terrier called Mac.