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About David McClelland

Hello, I’m David McClelland. I report on tech on television, in the papers and on the web.

David McClelland is a journalist, broadcaster and technology expert working across television, radio, print and online. His beat regularly includes mobile and consumer technology, cybersecurity, enterprise IT, social media and online safety.

David is resident technology consumer champion for BBC1 Rip Off Britain, a regular in the ITV Good Morning Britain studio reporting on breaking technology news stories, and co-host of mobile gadget show Planet of the Apps for Challenge TV. He busts cyber-scams for BBC Watchdog and is a frequent contributor to BBC News Channel, Channel 4 News, CNN, BBC Radio 5live, Radio 4 and BBC local radio giving his take on gadgets and tech from around the world.

David’s documentary work includes Troll Hunters for the BBC in which he joins YouTuber Em Ford to unpick the psychology of an internet troll and lays down the law to Britain’s worst online offenders (Chalkboard TV), and Sex, Lies & Online Affairs for Discovery in which David uncovers the background to the hack of high-profile adultery website, Ashley Madison (Mentorn TV).

As a print and online journalist David has contributed to titles including The Metro, International Business TimesComputer Weekly, Wired, TechRadarCNET, and Computing where he was consulting editor.

A professional member of the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, David’s career as a technologist saw him work at the sharp end of the IT industry with blue-chips and start-ups alike. His client-list includes IBM, Thomson Reuters, Cable & Wireless, ING, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Boots, Royal & Sun Alliance, Bank of Tokyo and both central and local government.

David has been a trusted face and voice of brands as diverse as AdobeSAPAudiKaspersky LabAsusO2, Qualcomm, Peugeot and the Met Office. He is an experienced event host and moderator, chairing live panels and debates for BCS, London Tech Entrepreneurs Week, British American Business, IT Leaders’ Forum, RE.WORK Future Technology Summit, Meet the Future and the Open Innovations Forum in Moscow. Since 2012 David has produced, written and presented shows for the Hub and Connect Theatres at the Gadget Show Live at the Birmingham NEC, and he has clocked up hundreds of hours of live broadcasting with Silverstream TV reporting from events such as The Photography ShowCPhI IndiaHelitech International, and CPhI Worldwide.

If you don’t find what you’re looking for here please do get in touch.

London, February 2016.

Watchdog on Three – Microsoft ScammersIt’s time to scam the scammers…

Posted by BBC Three on Wednesday, 23 March 2016


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