Guest, Derek McGinty

Guest Name: 
Derek McGinty
Derek McGinty
Guest Occupation: 
Journalist, an award-winning Interviewer and Commentator
Guest Biography: 

Derek McGinty is a journalist, an award-winning interviewer and a commentator. He got his first job on the air back in 1984 at WHUR radio in Washington DC. From there he went to WAMU-FM where he launched a nationally syndicated daytime talk show on NPR. By the end of the century he’d been a correspondent on the CBS broadcast Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel and HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.

After two years in New York as anchor of ABC’s World News Now and World News This Morning, It was back to his hometown of Washington DC to anchor WUSA’s fledgling 7pm local newscast.

At WAMU 88.5 FM, Derek launched a nationally syndicated daytime talk show on National Public Radio. By the end of the century he’d been a correspondent on the CBS broadcast Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel and HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. 

After two years in New York as anchor of ABC’s World News Now and World News This Morning, it was back to his hometown of Washington, DC to anchor WUSA*9’s fledgling 7:00 pm local newscast. 

In all those incarnations Derek has believed that ideas matter more than ideology, so after leaving WUSA in 2015, he launched a website in hopes of keeping the conversation going. 

 

Dereck McGinty