presenter • technology expert • facilitator • voice-over
An experienced broadcaster and journalist, David McClelland is an 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 Times, Wired, Computer Weekly, TechRadar, CNET 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 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 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 Show, CPhI India, Helitech International, and CPhI Worldwide.
Sex, Lies & Online Affairs - The Unmasking of Ashley Madison - Discovery
Rip Off Britain - BBC1
Watchdog - BBC1
Planet of The Apps - Challenge TV
Troll Hunters - BBC3
Thank you so much for once again delivering such a fantastically high standard of work. It was a pleasure to work with you yesterday and I hope you found it an enjoyable and productive day. As always, the feedback has been glowing - I’d expect nothing less!
Emma Gair, Senior Account Manager at DNX
Please pass on our thanks to David, for his part in the Innovation Show. He did a great job in his role as presenter and feedback from people who viewed the show has also been very positive about him. He also contributed to the blogging and tweeting, which was great!
Wendy Buckroyd, SAP Business Objects Channel Marketing Manager
You did a brilliant job and were excellent on camera!
Katy Goddard, Producer - So Television
Thanks so much for all your help with the shoot yesterday. It was a really enjoyable shoot for me, and you were an absolute pleasure to work with, so thank you for that. I’ve watched the tapes back, and the content is excellent, so thanks for all your hard work on this project.
Sam Miles, Producer - VideoJug
And David, you may be a technologist, but you are a natural with DIY equipment also. You gave a very good performance today, as was remarked upon by all us. Thank you.
Dominic Sutherland, Producer - NextShoot
David, just a quick note to say thank you so much for your help yesterday and for doing such a sterling job... Once again, thanks for being so professional and just a generally great guy to have around.
Chris Tongue, Director - Dead Ready Productions
Just to thank you for highly professional contribution on Monday. It was a pleasure working with you and I hope the opportunity arises again in the future.
Mark Insoll, Director, Coopervision TV
We held Adobe's Creative Week at our studios last week, and I just wanted to say that it was an utter joy and privilege to work with David. His energy in front of and behind the camera was unending, and it was a major contribution to the success of the week - and an extremely happy client.
Ben Tunningley, Production Manager, Flint