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Alastair Stewart is a former news presenter at ITV.

In September 2009, it was announced that Alastair Stewart would leave London Tonight and move on to presenting the ITV News at 6:30. Matt Teale took over his regional role.

Alastair Stewart was seen regularly on the defunct ITV News Channel, and was the presenter chosen to close the news channel in December 2005.

Alastair’s career in television began in 1976 when he joined Southern Television as a reporter, correspondent and presenter. He joined ITN as an industrial correspondent in 1980 and had his first taste of newscasting one year later.

From 1983, he spent three years as a presenter and reporter for Channel 4 News. He also presented The Parliament Programme on Channel Four for ITN. Between 1986-1989, he presented ITN’s News at 5.40 before joining the News at Ten in May 1989. He spent the following year as Washington Correspondent before being sent to the Gulf in early 1991 where he presented the News at Ten live from Dhahran, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait City during January and February of that year.

In 1994, he presented “Alastair Stewart’s Sunday” for BBC Radio 5 before moving to host “Alastair Stewart’s Sunday Programme” for GMTV which he presented until July 2001.

Alastair returned to ITV News as an anchor on the ITV News Channel for major events during 2003 such as the Iraq War. Between 1993-2004, he had presented a range of news and current affairs programmes for the London News Network.

He has also often been involved in ITN’s coverage of major events most notably British and US Elections, the State Openings of Parliament, Royal Weddings, the Challenger disaster and the Lockerbie bombing.

Alastair studied at Bristol University and is married to Sally, a former TV Production Assistant with whom he has three sons and one daughter.

He stepped down from his role at ITV News in January 2020.