John Bowman is a broadcaster and historian. He has presented current affairs and historical programmes on RTE radio and television since the 1960s including Today Tonight in the 1980s and Questions and Answers from 1988 to 2009 when he began researching his history of RTE.
He has since published Window and Mirror: RTE Television, 1961-2011, the first comprehensive history of Irish television. His PhD, De Valera and the Ulster Question: 1917–1973, won the Ewart-Biggs Prize for its contribution to North-South understanding.
He was elected an Honorary Fellow of Trinity College Dublin in 2009. He is currently working on historical documentaries in television and radio.