Mr Lawrence McGinty
Lawrence was Science and Medical Editor for ITV News for three decades. He has covered all the major scientific, medical, health and environmental stories in that time – from climate change, especially in the polar regions (with a memorable visit to the North Pole) to the devastation of the Mozambique floods, where he was part of the ITV News team that won a prestigious International Emmy.
In 2015, he won the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Royal Television Society, a year after winning the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Association of British Science Writers.
As part of reporting teams, he has won two BAFTAs – for Channel Four News and Best News for Outside Broadcast – and two RTS awards – for the best sports news report for the coverage of the drugs scandal at the Barcelona Olympics and the Kings Cross disaster. He has also won awards from the ABSW (1973) and the Medical Journalists Association (2005), of which he is now chair. He was awarded an honorary degree by Liverpool University (2013).
He has an allotment – which is probably a good thing in working off the effects of food and drink, which he loves.