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Anita McNaught

Journalist, Newsreader

British-born and raised, journalist Anita McNaught spent 12 years on New Zealand television screens, part-way through a career that has seen her presenting international news for BBC World News, and reporting from around the globe. She reported for Fox News and Al Jazeera English from the Middle East and Turkey.

What we needed was somebody who could handle a live programme dealing with difficult and contentious material. That person also had to fit the Channel 4 ethos: to be challenging, mischievious, and spiky... Anita McNaught filled all those criteria. British producer Stephen Phelps, on 1998 show Clear My Name