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 reporter, presenter, consumer champion 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 tech consumer champion for BBC 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, BBC Radio 5live, Radio 4 and BBC local radio giving his take on tech and gadgets from around the world.
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).
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, Bank of Tokyo and both central and local government.
David has been a trusted face and voice of brands as diverse as Adobe, SAP, Audi, Kaspersky Lab, Asus, O2, Qualcomm, Peugeot and the Met Office. He is an experienced event host and moderator, chairing live panels and debates around the world.
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London, February 2016.