Calum covers the news on the Times Radio breakfast show. Previously at the BBC, he has interviewed everyone from cabinet ministers to spies and protestors. 


Calum Macdonald is a presenter and journalist on Times Radio. He joined the station from its launch and now presents the breakfast show, as well as programmes across the network.

Prior to joining Times Radio, Calum was a producer, reporter and presenter at the BBC working on Radio 5 Live and at BBC Radio Scotland, where he presented a weekly political phone-in: Debate Night Extra. He's covered programmes on Afghanistan, the death of the Duke of Edinburgh and has interviewed interesting people from all walks of life including cabinet ministers and senior politicians, spies, war reporters and protestors. He also regularly appears on TV and in print in The Times, and his home paper the Stornoway Gazette.

His inquisitive, journalistic nature makes him a brilliant interviewer and host, keeping any audience engaged. He has hosted events for News UK, including a live broadcast afternoon interviewing Piers Morgan and Sharon Osborne around the launch of TalkTV.


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Event - 30/04/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Understanding AI Now

Priya Lakhani and Anne-Marie Imafidon

We were joined at 87 Barts Close by three brilliant speakers on a panel that delved into the complex world of Artificial Intelligence. Over the hour our panellists de-mystified AI, speaking about AI’s immense promise for enhancing our lives, alongside the apprehension it has generated regarding job security, privacy infringement, and ethical considerations.


87 Barts Close, 87 Bartholomew Close, London, EC1A 7EB


Event - 06/02/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Looking Ahead to International Women’s Day

Samira Ahmed, Eniola Aluko, Julia Gillard, and Alex Mahon

We were joined by four fantastic speakers to look ahead at International Women’s Day. With the theme of this year’s event being #InspireInclusion, we were lucky enough to hear from four women who have each blazed a trail in their respective fields: CEO of Channel 4, Alex Mahon; the former Australian Prime Minister and Chair of Kings’ Global Institute of Women’s Leadership, Julia Gillard; one of the leading voices in football, Eniola Aluko MBE; and broadcaster and journalist, Samira Ahmed.


Bishopsgate Institute, London