Mike McCarthy is a journalist and media trainer.
He is a former presenter for BBC Look North and was bureau chief in Manchester for Sky News.
Mike has covered many of the big stories in the North of England spanning from the Hillsborough disaster to the 2011 Manchester riots and the 2015 floods in Cumbria, Lancashire and York.
Cases covered include the shooting of Manchester police officers Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes ,the disappearance of Welsh schoolgirl April Jones and the Manchester Arena bomb attack.
McCarthy has covered major international events in Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel and Washington DC.
Educated in Derbyshire, Mike McCarthy studied journalism before working in commercial radio. Prior to joining Sky in 2000, he worked for the BBC in Leeds and London.
Mike’s son, Ross, took his own life in February 2021.
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