Alastair Burnet

Presenter, TV Personality

1928 – 2012

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Who was Alastair Burnet?

Sir James William Alexander Burnet, known as Sir Alastair Burnet, was a British journalist and broadcaster, best known for his work in news and current affairs programmes, including a long career with ITN as chief presenter of the flagship News at Ten for eighteen years; Sir Robin Day described Burnet as "the booster rocket that put ITN into orbit".

Burnet was also a prominent print journalist who edited The Economist and Daily Express.

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Born
Jul 12, 1928
Sheffield
Spouses
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Education
  • Worcester College, Oxford
Employment
  • Newscaster, ITN
Lived in
  • Sheffield
Died
Jul 20, 2012
Kensington

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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