Kenneth MacDonald is BBC Scotland’s Special Correspondent. His reports regularly for Newsnight Scotland.
Having somehow escaped academe with a law degree, he started in journalism as a cub reporter on local newspapers in Fife and got his first broadcasting experience as a newsman for radio stations in Ayr and Dundee. Among the stories he has covered in his BBC career are Piper Alpha, Dunblane and the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. He has also reported on major political events such as the general election landslide of 1997, four US Presidential elections and the opening of the Scottish Parliament.
His proudest Newsnight Scotland moment was exclusively predicting problems with the Holyrood election in 2007 and winning a Scottish BAFTA for the coverage which followed the fiasco.
In such spare time as he has, Ken enjoys music, reading and theatre. He suffers from St Mirren FC.
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