Meet Daybreak's Senior Correspondent Jonathan Swain.
Jonathan joined the ITV breakfast show after nine years as a correspondent for GMTV where he covered a wide variety of international stories, including the Asian tsunami, the Madrid bombings and the terrorist attacks in London and Glasgow.
In 2003 Jonathan covered the Gulf War where he traveled across the Middle East alone, reporting live as the Americans arrived in Baghdad. In August 2006 he was embedded with the RAF as he covered the progress of British troops in Afghanistan. Since May 2007, Jonathan has also spent many months in Portugal covering the Madeleine McCann disappearance, and has travelled across Europe and Africa following possible sightings.
Jonathan’s broadcasting career began while still at school when he read the football and racing results for BBC local radio in Coventry. After graduating from university Jonathan worked as a reporter for Westcounty Television, and at 21, Jonathan became a regular presenter for the local evening news bulletins.
In 1997 Jonathan joined Central Television as a reporter and presenter, regularly presenting the main evening news programme. While working at Central, Jonathan also worked for 2 years as a freelance reporter for ITN and the BBC, where he was one of the first reporters at the scene of the Paddington Rail crash and interviewed many leading politicians.