Dunfermline-born Sheena McDonald is a leading journalist and television reporter. During her studies at the University of Edinburgh. In 1978 she started at BBC Radio Scotland as a producer and presenter, before moving to Scottish Television. She eventually joined Channel 4 and for six years presented its flagship programme on international affairs, ‘The World this Week’. She has also presented other current affairs radio programmes and has written for The Guardian and the New Statesman. On 26 February 1999 McDonald was badly hurt in an accident in Islington, London, when she was hit by a police van while crossing the road. Despite the seriousness of her head injuries, she has recovered and returned to broadcasting.