My Media Day: John MacKay, news anchor, STV

JOHN MacKay is the news anchor on the STV News at Six and presents STV’s evening current affairs programme, Scotland Tonight. He began his career at The Sunday Post after graduating from Glasgow University. From there he moved to BBC Radio Scotland as a news trainee. At the BBC, he worked for seven years across a range of roles, from subbing to producing to reporting and presenting on both radio and television.

He joined STV as a reporter/presenter in 1994, becoming a permanent part of the presentation team four years later. He became the sole anchor when STV moved to Pacific Quay in 2006.

He has covered most of the major stories in Scotland in recent times, including the creation of the Scottish Parliament, the Dunblane Shootings and the G8 Summit.

He submitted this on Wednesday, August 29.

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