Martin Dougan

Martin Dougan

BBC Newsround Presenter. Paralympic Commentator & Torchbearer.

Martin Dougan is one of the most recognisable
faces on children’s TV.

He’s currently hosting the
BBC’s award-winning children’s news programme,
Newsround. Martin has more than ten years
experience broadcasting live, both in studio and
across the world from working on a variety of
different shows and programmes across channels.

Born in Glasgow with a disability (Cerebral Palsy)
Martin found a career in wheelchair basketball at a
young age and developed his passion for sports.
Eventually, he became captain for the Scotland
national team, winning trophies along the way.

In 2010, he applied for a Channel 4 competition which were searching for new
unknown presenters and reporters to front the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

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