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Tom McGurk is one of Ireland's most distinguished journalists and broadcasters. He has been over thirty five years working in newspapers, radio and television in Ireland and for a decade in the UK. From 1983 to 1996 he was married to the broadcaster Miriam O'Callaghan. He is an award-winning journalist, current affairs broadcaster and the main anchor in Ireland's Heineken Cup and 6-Nations Rugby coverage. His RTE television credits include presenting programmes like Tangents, Last House, Folio and he currently anchors major RTE sports coverage especially rugby. In the UK he fronted Granada Reports and reported for Channel 4 news and Newsnight BBC. In the late 1980s he was Foreign Correspondent with The Mail On Sunday (London) reporting from Latin America, Africa and the USA and he covered the end of the cold war in Europe. His major television documentary credits include among many the award winning Stolen Children - Argentina's Dirtiest War (Thames TV), From Russia With Love (Channel 4) and the 6 part Family Fortunes for RTE. He co-produced the Emmy award winning documentary series The Long Journey Home and The history of Irish America for Disney/PBS. His extensive radio credits include presenting Start the Week Radio 4 and a wide variety of interview and current affairs programmes with RTE. He is currently presenting his new radio series McGurk and Company. He also won a Jacob's Award for his radio documentary work. His screen writing credits include the television dramas Dear Sarah (Thames TV/RTE) and The Need to Know (BBC TV). He has also been a columnist with The Sunday Business Post in Dublin.