Alastair Stewart presents a range of news and current affairs programmes on the ITV network including The ITV Evening News and The Lunchtime News. In April 2010, he moderated the first ever live TV debate between the Party Leaders, ahead of the General Election. More recently Alastair has moderated debates on Channel 5 on the subjects of Brexit and Knife Crime. Alastair is involved with a large number of corporate events each year and gets multiple repeat requests; is acknowledged to be one of the most accomplished conference hosts/moderators on the circuit.
He has presented Alastair Stewart's Sunday Programme for BBC Radio 5, and GMTV until 2001. He returned as an anchor on the ITV News Channel for the Iraq War, the Local Government Elections coverage and a programme on the European Single Currency. He went on to present his own news and interview strand Live with Alistair which he won the Royal Television Society's Presenter of the Year Award in 2005.
He has presented many of ITN’s other special programmes on the ITV network including the State Openings of Parliament, numerous by-elections, State Visits and for Royal Weddings. Alastair provided live coverage of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster as the details of the tragedy unfolded. A two minute news-flash became an unscripted, one hour special programme. He anchored ITN’s coverage on the night of the bombing of the PanAm jet over Lockerbie and the Memorial Service for the victims. He anchored the ITV Network coverage of the funeral of Pope John Paul II and of the resignation of Tony Blair. At the out-break of the Israeli-Lebanon conflict, he presented all three ITV News network bulletins, for five days, from Beirut. He jointly presented Cities at War and Legacy of War for ITV and America's Public Service Broadcasting network.