McDonald BBC’s job offer on colour
Sir Trevor McDonald, 80, said he turned down a BBC job before he became a big name after he was told the broadcaster needed “more black reporters”.
Approached by the corporation “very, very early in my career” the former ITV newscaster, pictured, said he was told: “You know, we’d really like to have you because we have come under pressure by the Race Relations Board to hire more black reporters.”
“But I did not want to be employed solely because I was black. So I made my excuses and left.”