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Krishnan's first broadcasting experience came in 1988, when he became presenter of the BBC's youth discussion programme, 'Open To Question'. During the next ten years with the Corporation, Krishnan presented and reported for 'Newsround' and also anchored 'Newsnight'.

In 1998, he moved across to 'Channel 4 News' where he is a regular presenter and reporter. Krishnan has also been involved with many Channel 4 programmes, including 'Think TV' and 'The Autopsy'.

Bradford born Christa Ackroyd, one of the main presenters of 'Calendar' for more than 10 years left the station in 2001 to anchor the rival BBC 'Look North' from Leeds from autumn that year.

She started her career in journalism with the Halifax Courier and then moved into radio, first with Pennine Radio, and then with Radio Aire, where she became the UK's first female radio news editor. While there she covered the Yorkshire Ripper case, and supplied reports to national network radio.

Christa joined Yorkshire Television in 1989.

Former 'Central News' reporter in the mid-1980s. Kaye joined STV in the late-1980s as a reporter for 'Scotland Today' - she was one of the first reporters on the scene at Lockerbie.

Kaye could also be seen presenting 'Scotland Today' and also presented 'Scottish Women' from the early to mid-1990s for STV.

Kaye was one of the regular faces of ITV daytime in the early-200s - presenting 'Loose Women' and 'Live Talk'. She also stood in for Fern Britton on 'This Morning' c. 2001.

Other TV/radio credits: 'The Home Show' (STV); 'Choice Cuts' (BBC Radio Scotland).

(OBE). Joined the BBC in 1968 working in local radio in Durham. She later worked as a reporter for regional news in Plymouth and Southampton. BBC TV News home reporter, 1979 - 1983; special correspondent, 1982 - 1989; court correspondent 1983 - 1985; chief news correspondent from 1989 - 2003 during which time she had reported from many war zones. Relief news reader in 1982 and 1987 and reporter, BBC TV's 'Panorama' in 1988. She was awarded an OBE in 1993.

Kate retired from BBC News in 2003. She now works as a freelance journalist and public speaker.
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Asad joined the BBC regional news trainee scheme in 1996. In 1997 he got his first TV job reporting and presenting with the BBC in Birmingham. He then moved to BBC Scotland where he was a reporter and presenter, working on programmes such as 'Newsnight Scotland', 'Reporting Scotland', and 'Newsline'.

In 2000 he returned to London where he presented the news bulletins on 'Breakfast', sharing that role with Moira Stuart. He also popped up occasionally on BBC News 24.

In May 2002, he became a presenter/reporter with BBC 'London News'.

Tazeen graduated from University with a 2:1 in communication studies.

Tazeen started off as a news assistant at ITN. She later became involved in various projects for a number of radio stations. At BBC GLR, she presented a live one hour arts and entertainment show. She presented a weekly three hour show for BBC Thames Valley radio and later became involved with BBC Radio 5 Live, presenting and producing news, arts and entertainment features.

By the early-2000s, Tazeen was reporting for the BBC Choice entertainment magazine, 'Liquid News'. In July 2001, she became one of the regular presenters of the new BBC Choice news programme, '60 Seconds'. She continued to present the programme - and the new 'News Show' - following the launch of BBC Three in February 2003.

Other TV projects: presenter/producer, 'East' (BBC).

Samira is a former BBC news trainee who went on to anchor news programmes on BBC News 24 and BBC World. She was also a reporter for 'Newsnight' and BBC Radio 4's 'Today' programme.

She joined 'Channel 4 News' in April 1999 as a general reporter. Samira is now one of the programme's regular presenters.

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Aitken brandished his 'sword of truth' as a news reporter and presenter on 'Calendar' in the early-1970s before he won the Thanet East parliamentary constituency for the Conservative Party in 1974, and turned to a career in politics.

He was later a board director of TV-am during its troubled early life.

Keith was a news presenter with TVS. When Meridian took over the southern ITV franchise, he moved to 'Look North' at BBC North East in Newscastle.

Keith is currently a senior reporter for 'Look North'.

BBC TV News foreign correspondent, 1989 - 1994 and South Africa correspondent from June 1994. News reader on BBC News 24 and then a BBC One news reader from May 1999, deputising on the 'One O'Clock News' and 'Nine O'Clock News'. In 2002, he became the main presenter on the BBC Four news programme, which was simulcast on BBC World. The following year, he became one of the main co-presenters on the 'Six O'Clock News'. From May 2006, George has been presenting a one hour news programme on BBC World (broadcast at 12 noon UK time).
Kay is a presenter on BBC 'Midlands Today' and has been with the programme since 1974. She was one of the main presenters on the programme until the late-1990s. Kay now covers breakfast and lunchtime shifts mostly.

As a freelance, she also works on corporate videos and provides voice-overs.
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Former 'Central News' (South) reporter and presenter. Cathy also presented the news on the now defunct satellite broadcaster BSB in 1990. She currently presents and reports for 'Meridian Tonight'.
Lucy's journalistic career began as a reporter with BBC local radio - BBC Radio Solent, BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester and BBC Greater London Radio. Her first TV job was with Anglia TV as producer. She soon moved on to reporting and presenting on 'Anglia News'.

She soon became a regular face on the ITV London regional news programme 'London Today' and was soon co-anchoring the early evening 'London Tonight' with Alastair Stewart.

Lucy later co-anchored the breakfast programme on the ITV News Channel with Andrew Harvey. In 2006, she joined Sky News.
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YTV news reporter and 'Calendar' presenter who left the company in the late-1990s to work on French television.
Gaelic speaking presenter of Grampian Television's 'Telefios' Gaelic language news magazine in the 1990s.
Matthew became a national BBC correspondent in 1990. He spent some time based in Northern Ireland where he reported on events such as the Shankill bombing, the Greysteel shootings and the first IRA ceasefire. Other notable assignments included the fall of Srebrenica and the Waco massacre.

By 1997, Matthew was based in London, working as a political correspondent at Westminster.

Later in 1997 Matthew joined BBC News 24 as one of the evening presenters. Since then he has presented on the channel in various timeslots; he has also occasionally presented weekend news programmes on BBC One and continues to do so.

He remains at BBC News 24.

Andrew Anderson worked for Grampian Television as a reporter and presenter of 'North Tonight' from February 1988 until October 1992. He went on to work for Reuters Television as the first Scotland correspondent for the fledgling breakfast TV company GMTV. He's now working for BBC Scotland news and current affairs.
John's broadcasting career began at ILR station Radio Tees. He then joined BBC Newcastle before moving to London as a reporter/presenter on BBC Radio 1's 'Newsbeat' programme. He presented 'Thames News' with Andrew Gardener during the 1980s.

John is currently a correspondent/presenter for BBC Network News. He occasionally presents on the BBC News Channel. During his career at the BBC, he initially specialised in local government, covering the rise and fall of the poll tax and the Westminster gerrymandering scandal. He has since covered general news too, including the Harold Shipman murders and the war in Kosovo.

John was educated at Dialstone Boys School, Stockport, Stockport Boys Grammar School and the University of Leeds. He chairs conferences and seminars for a range of public, private and charity organisations. Among his hobbies he lists walking, music, island-hopping and helping his wife and daughters with horses and a pygmy goat.

Former Thames TV and BSB news presenter.

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Born in Dublin, Eamonn Andrews began sports commentating for Radio Éireann in 1939 and subsequently worked on various programmes for BBC Radio, including 'Sports Report' between 1950 and 1962.

On television he hosted the BBC's parlour game 'What's My Line?' (1951 - 1963), 'Crackerjack' (1955 - 1964), ABC Television's 'World Of Sport' (1965 - 1968) and 'This is Your Life' until his death in 1987.

He joined Thames Television from ABC in 1968 and was the first anchor of its nightly news magazine programme 'Today' until 1977. At the same time, he was active as a chat show host and children's programmes presenter, as well as being a keen businessman.
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(Formerly Gytha Hutton). Gytha started off as a trainee journalist on the Surrey Herald Newspaper in 1984. She freelanced for the Sunday Express and Sunday Mirror before joining the Evening Post at Reading. She was later headhunted for County Sound radio in Guildford.

In 1990, Gytha moved on to Thames TV in London where she co-anchored 'Thames News' with Andrew Gardner, covering many major events such as the Marchioness disaster and IRA bombings.

When Thames lost it's franchise, she moved to Meridian Television in Newbury where she did presenting and reporting. She left at the end of 2000 to live in Brisbane, Australia, where she still does radio reports for a New Zealand radio programme and runs a photography business, covering real estate, weddings, portraits and business.

Hobbies: gym, tennis, TV, news and reading.
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Television chef who started out as a television presenter, initially with HTV Wales, and then as one of the anchors for 'About Anglia' and an Anglia TV announcer, in 1976 until the early-1980s.

His television culinary career began at 'About Anglia' when he asked the programme's bosses if he could demonstrate to viewers how an Irish coffee should be made. This turned into a regular slot on the programme - Patrick's Pantry - and this, in turn, led to him making several food and cookery programmes for Anglia TV, and later for the BBC nationally.

Patrick also regularly manned Anglia's continuity desk in the 1980s. In early-2002, Patrick returned to Anglia Television to present 'Take A Leaf', a new gardening and countryside show, which tells viewers how best to grow their own food.

More recently, Patrick has been appearing as one of the cooks on 'Ready, Steady, Cook'.
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Started her career as a reporter/presenter for Border Television in the early-1980s before becoming one of ITN's main newscasters (March 1987 until 1992). She was the first co-anchor on GMTV in 1993, and later returned to Border TV as one of the anchors of the relaunched 'Lookaround' news programme.

She also fronted a cookery series called 'Easy As Pie' for Carlton Food Network where she demonstrated her skills in the kitchen. Fiona has also featured in a series of programmes for Granada TV on 'Health And Slimming'. She also regularly chairs major conferences and award ceremonies.
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Pamela was an ITN newscaster from November 1983 until August 1986. She was the presenter of BBC TV's 'Daytime Live', 1987 - 1988.
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Marie was born in Edinburgh and raised in Carlisle.

Having obtained a degree in French, she then went on to study a one-year post-graduate course in radio journalism. Her career began in radio, where she worked as a district reporter for BBC Radio Cumbria in Barrow, Furness, covering the South Lakes.

Six months later, she moved to BBC Radio Nottingham, taking up a reporting job. Then, in 1989, while on placement to 'Midlands Today', Marie moved to Central TV, where she spent sixteen years, as a reporter and presenter; in fact, she soon became one of the main anchors on the main evening regional news programme there. During her time with ITV, Marie presented many programmes, covering political and social issues.

In September 2005, she returned to the BBC in Nottingham, co-presenting 'East Midlands Today' on Fridays. She also presents the local segments on 'The Politics Show' and from January 2006, 'Inside Out'.

Marie also has a weekly column in the Nottingham Evening Post.

John was a TV news reader with BBC Northern Ireland in the 1980s, presenting short bulletins mainly. He switched to a continuity announcer/director role there in the early-1990s.

John retired from the BBC in November 2006; his last on air announcement was on BBC Two Northern Ireland at 12.20am on November 01 2006.

Anna-Maria Ashe was a continuity announcer at BBC Scotland, TVS and Grampian Television in the mid-1980s. She also presented lunchtime news bulletins in-vision during her time with BBC Scotland (1986). She later moved to the TVS nightly news magazine 'Coast To Coast' where she did a stint at presenting/news reading for the Southampton edition, before moving to the Maidstone programme.

Anna-Maria was replaced at Maidstone by Liz Wickham when she moved to LWT as the main anchor of 'LWT News' and 'LWT News Weekend'. She was one of the main presenters on the 'London Tonight' programme on ITV 1 until February 2004.

Presenter with 'Central News' (East).
Michael Aspel started his career as a BBC TV out-of-vision continuity announcer, from 1957 until 1960, and then news reader, from October 1960 until June 1968. He later moved to presenting children’s programmes including 'Crackerjack' and 'Ask Aspel'.

He later joined LWT as the main anchor of regional show 'The 6 O'Clock Show' from 1982 to 1988 and was a guest presenter on LWT's 'Six O'Clock Live' in 1990 and 1991. He also presented the LWT networked chat show 'Aspel And Company' from 1984 to 1993 and hosted Thames TV's 'Give Us A Clue', TVS' 'Ultra Quiz' in 1983 and the BBC TV versions of 'Blockbusters' in 1987 and 'This Is Your Life' in the 1990s.

He now presents 'The Antiques Roadshow' on the BBC.
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Helen is a presenter on BBC 'East Midlands Today'. Previously, she was a producer and news reader at BBC Radio Leicester.
Craig Austin combines roles as a broadcaster, writer and producer. He started his media career in radio and moved on to television, dipping his toes in ink along the way.

Craig is from Uddingston, on the outskirts of Glasgow, and is the youngest of four boys. He started a career in medical laboratory sciences but after three years he returned to student life to study media. He does miss the white coat though!

It was during his final year as a student that he got his first professional broadcasting gigs, writing and presenting travel and traffic reports on a number of Scotland's radio stations, as well as doing commercial voice-overs. A short spell hosting his own shows on Radio Tay in Dundee followed, before Craig found himself in Carlisle, working as an announcer, presenter and producer for Border Television.

Over the course of eight years as an announcer there, Craig presented in excess of 5,000 Border News bulletins, 1,000 'Border Birthdays' slots, and 20,000 in/out-of-vision continuity spots. He also got to host a range of children’s and entertainment specials, including the 'Hogmanay' shows and his own magazine series, 'CU4'. He was also co-responsible for the station’s on screen image.

Whilst there, he continued with a number of freelance presenting engagements including at Radio Clyde 1 in Glasgow and corporate video work for Norwich Union and Bank of Scotland; and he also syndicated a weekly youth entertainment and information column for youngsters, to nine newspaper titles in Scotland, the north of England and the Isle of Man.

Craig has even had a brief foray into the world of pop music working with BMG Records, Louis Walsh and Ronan Keating, as creative consultant to 'The Carter Twins' a young and talented Dublin pop act who were being groomed for Eurovision stardom. Or so they all hoped!

Craig has extensive behind-the-scenes experience as an on air producer and consultant and his skills have been utilised by broadcasters such as ITV, BBC, UKTV and RTÉ.

Since 2003, Craig has returned to performing, as a busy voice-over artist and out-of-vision announcer for Scottish TV, Grampian TV and the UKTV network and as a presenter of Film24 on Life24.

Craig has also been developing his skills as a screenwriter and has completed two feature film scripts.

Breakdown of Craig's career to date:

1987 - 1988: traffic and travel presenter for 'AA Roadwatch' and 'Flightwatch' on Radio Clyde, Radio Forth, Radio Tay, West Sound Radio, NorthSound Radio and BBC Radio Scotland.

1987 - 1997: freelance presenter and writer including: Radio Clyde 1 in Glasgow; Radio Tay in Dundee; Radio Borders in Galashiels; 'Pick Of The Week' for Yorkshire TV. Syndicated a weekly newspaper feature for young people, to nine titles in Scotland and the North of England. Also, corporate video presenting.

1988 - 1997: announcer/presenter/producer, Border TV. Craig presented in excess of 5,000 news bulletins, 1,000 children’s programmes, and 20,000 in/out-of-vision continuity spots.

1995 - 1997: editor, presentation and promotions, Border TV.

1997: head of presentation, UK Gold.

1998: producer/consultant, ITV 2. Set up the in-vision continuity for the channel launch.

1998 - 1999: producer/consultant, RTÉ, Dublin. Project manager for the on air rebranding and relaunch of RTÉ Network 2.

2000 - 2003: network presentation manager, ITV Network. Responsible to David Liddiment, director of channels, with the remit of refreshing ITV 1's junction and presentation management. Also involved in the implementation of the initial rebranding to ITV 1 and was responsible for creating the Network Continuity Unit which was to commission and schedule all on air presentation devices, as well as to supply announcers with detailed marketing and programme information.

At ITV, Craig also introduced the then radical presentation techniques of end credit promotions, standardised credits, ‘next’ captions. ‘next time’ and ‘previously’ teasers within programmes, ad break promotion opticals, and ‘countdown/after’ trailers, all of which are now standard practice on many UK television channels.

2003 - 2006: writer: creator of various TV and film drama projects, currently seeking development interest.

1995 - 2006: presenter for Halifax and Bank of Scotland corporate videos.

2003 - 2004: continuity announcer, Scottish TV and Grampian TV.

2004 - 2005: creative producer, BBC Broadcast. Contracted to set up a new 45 strong continuity department with writing hub for the UKTV network.

2005 - 2006: continuity announcer: UKTV Drama, UKTV History, UKTV Documentary, UKTV Style Gardens and UKTV Food.

2006: presenter for Film24, broadcasting daily on Life24. Shows include 'Film Xtra', 'Star Talk' and 'Scene:Out'.

2007: announcer/director at BBC Scotland for BBC One and BBC Two. A six month assignment as part of the migration project moving the headquarters in Queen Margaret Drive to a new site at Pacific Quay. This allowed existing staff to drop out of the rota to receive training on the new technology that will be used at Pacific Quay.

Presenter/producer/director with Film24, based at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire.

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Wendy joined BBC Northern Ireland in the early-1980s fresh from her presenting duties on Downtown Radio. Wendy presented 'Scene Around Six' and 'Inside Ulster' regularly, as well as being the face of a local supermarket chain's advertising campaign.

Wendy was a regular presenter on BBC NI's Children In Need offering. Since the early-1990s, Wendy has stayed with radio, and is one of the main presenters on BBC Radio Ulster's 'Good Morning Ulster'. However, she does still pop up on our screens occasionally - she took over from former colleague Sean Rafferty as presenter of 'The DIY Show'.

BBC TV sports reporter, 1985 - 1986. He joined ITN in October 1986 as a sports correspondent whose first assignment was to cover England's successful Ashes tour of Australia as well as the America's Cup.

He stayed for four months in Australia and unexpectedly found himself reporting on the extraordinary "Spycatcher" trial.

He has covered all the major sporting events for ITN, including the Olympics, Wimbledon, the British Open, Rugby internationals, football news and cricket.

In 1995 he was seconded to ITV to report from South Africa on the 1995 Rugby World Cup. Since joining ITN in he has specialised in covering foreign events, travelling all round the globe. Based in Hong Kong in 1993 as Asia correspondent, he returned from 1996 until 1998 reporting on all the major events in the region including the handover of the island to the Chinese in July 1997.

From 1994 until 1996 he was based in Johannesburg as Africa correspondent. He returned to London in mid-1998 and since 1999 has been a special/senior correspondent. Occasional newscaster of weekend news bulletins on ITV and the ITN News Channel in August 1998 and since October 1999.

In May 2001 he presented ITV's reality game show 'Survivor'.

Since c. 2004, Mark became a more regular face in the newscaster's chair. He took over from Sir Trevor McDonald as the main anchor of late night weekday news programme on ITV in December 2005.
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Ian presents the pan regional bulletins for Meridian within GMTV and the South opt-out bulletins late morning and at lunchtime.
Khalid's broadcasting career began at the BBC; he was a producer at BBC Radio Leicester. He soon moved into TV and became the youngest presenter of the BBC's 'Look North' in Leeds, at the age of 24. Whilst at the BBC, he worked on various national current affairs programmes, such as 'Panorama'.

After twelve years with the BBC, he cross to TVS in 1982 to anchor TVS' 'Coast To Coast' from Southampton. He left the programme to produce documentaries in the mid-1980s, but still presented for TVS, fronting the business programme, 'Enterprise South'.

In the early days of TVS, 'Coast To Coast' viewers were treated to regular updates on this rather adorable puppy, named Coaster by viewers. He was Khalid's pet, and a regular guest in the studio, though his screen appearances ended when management decided that this sort of Blue Peter-esque escapade wasn't fitting for such a serious regional news programme.

He is currently Professor of business communications at Southampton University and also runs his own public affairs/media consultancy - The Aziz Corporation.
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Lisa is probably best known in her role as anchor on Sky News, where she worked from 1993 until Autumn 2005. She began her television career at BBC West television in 1984, working on their regional news programme. In 1985, she switched sides, moving to HTV West as a reporter and presenter, where she remained until c. 1988. She then moved to TV-am, initially in a reporting role, but later becoming a news presenter, taking over from Gordon Honeycombe. Following the demise of TV-am, Lisa worked briefly for BBC World Service Television and the NBC Superchannel before moving to Sky News.

In September 2005, Lisa returned to Bristol where she is now one of the regular co-anchors on ITV West's 'The West Tonight'.

One of the main anchors of Border TV's 'Lookaround' news programme.
Probably Anglia Television's best known newscaster, Bacon began his stint on the 'About Anglia' newsdesk, and as a continuity announcer in 1964, and stayed with the company until the mid to late-1980s. He often shared this duty with colleague Caroline Raison. After retiring, Bacon moved to sunnier climes - Greece.
ITN newscaster who worked on 'Channel 4 News', 1989 - 1998 and also the ITV 'Morning News', 1990s. Zeinab was also a presenter on 'Channel 4 Daily' in 1990.

In 1998, she joined the BBC, and spent five years working on live political programmes based at Westminster. She then moved to radio, where she presented 'The World Tonight' on BBC Radio 4 and 'Newshour' on the BBC World Service.

In April 2005, Zeinab was announced as the new presenter of 'BBC Four News'.
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BBC Northern Ireland news and current affairs presenter in the 1960s and 1970s.
Central newscaster who has presented both the West and East Midlands editions of 'Central News'.
Brian Baines was a regular presenter of 'Look North' bulletins from Leeds during the late-1960s, 1970s and 1980s. In fact, Brian was the first voice to be heard on 'Look North'. He was also one of the main continuity announcers for BBC North TV during the 1970s and early-1980s when BBC English regions had their own continuity. He still provided continuity into local programming on BBC North until the late-1980s.

He retired from BBC Leeds on April 25 1988. Sadly, Brian passed away on 30 June 2006, aged 75.

Long serving Ulster Television announcer and news reader during the 1970s and well into the 1980s. Retired from this role c. 1986.
(OBE). Born and educated in London, Richard Baker graduated from Cambridge University and served in the Royal Navy during World War 2, returning to London to work as an actor and teacher.

He joined the BBC as a radio announcer on the Third Programme and Home Service from 1950 until 1959.

Baker spoke the first words of the BBC's first television news bulletin - 'News And Newsreel' - on 5 July 1954, with the following announcement: "Here is an illustrated summary of the news. It will be followed by the latest film of events and happenings at home and abroad."

He also read the very first news flash on 31 October 1955 when he announced that HRH The Princess Margaret would not marry Group Captain Peter Townsend.

Baker also presented the BBC London regional programme 'Town and Around' from 1963 until 1967 and also narrated the BBC Children's TV programmes 'Mary, Mungo And Midge' (1969) and 'Teddy Edward' (1973).

He retired from his national news reader role on 31 December 1982 and remains the BBC's longest-serving news reader with 28 years of service. He was also a panellist on BBC TV's 'Face The Music', 1967 until 1984; and a BBC Radio 2 presenter since 1986, where he presented programmes including 'Omnibus' and 'Melodies For You'.
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During the 1980s, Peter worked at BBC West in Bristol, presenting news bulletins and filling in as co-host on the main 'Points West' programme alongside Viv Creegor and Graham Purches.

In 1988 he moved to Granada TV In Manchester where he hosted the nightly 'Granada Action' social information programme; he also presented the breakfast show on Key 103 radio.

Peter now runs Bakermedia, a Stockport-based broadcast and business video production company. As well as non-broadcast projects for a variety of well-known clients, Bakermedia has produced thirty episodes of the children's hit show 'Prank Patrol'.

Hobbies: music writing. Peter has had c. fifteen songs released on various albums around the world.

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Jenni worked as a continuity announcer for BBC TV presentation between 1978 and 1980. She also did some freelance announcing and newsreading (in-vision) for the BBC in Bristol (1979) and Norwich (1980). Later she read the news for LBC/IRN and presented programmes for BBC Radio Sussex. Jenni returned to acting and now works as an actress/voice-over artist in London and at home via ISDN.
Pamela's broadcasting career started off in radio: she read the news on Downtown Radio from the early-1980s. She also presented on BBC Radio Ulster. Pamela's first appearance on Ulster Television as a continuity announcer was in 1984. As part of the continuing announcer's job, Pamela also read the news.

She left the announcing team around the start of the new franchise period in 1993 and went on to co-anchor the station's main news programme. She presented the lifestyle and leisure programme 'UTV Life' from 1999 to 2009. In May 2009, Pamela returned to UTV's continuity department, after seventeen years. She's also a relief weather presenter.

By passing the 11-Plus, Greg gained entry to his local grammar school in North London, but education seemed to gain little purchase on his mind, which was focussed on tuning around the short-wave, discovering the existence of off-shore radio and determination to escape as soon as possible.

As a DJ on off-shore radio, Greg could be heard on Radio Essex from early-1966, then Radio 270, Radio 390 and briefly, before its demise, on Radio Caroline North. He has been a DJ and presenter at several local radio stations, including Breeze AM (as was), Beacon Radio (ditto), Two Counties Radio (ditto), LBC and, for four-and-a-half years in the late-1970s, at Radio Orwell.

As well as playing at gramophones, a presenter in those days needed to know all about meaningful speech, at which Greg, in hindsight, reckons he was particularly adept. At the time, he was perceived as 'esoteric' and even 'abstract' but he expresses in 2008 - and as 'technically' still a freelance voice-over, presenter and writer - a firm belief that radio was made for qualities such as his.

As Roger Scott (no relation to another broadcaster of the same name, who came to prominence in the UK in the early-1970s), Greg appeared in-vision as an announcer at Harlech from March 1968 to c. January 1969. His style of presentation - developed previously on off-shore radio - was deemed too risky and he received marching orders to the out-of-vision-only department. He remained there until his departure a couple of months later.

Freelance continuity (including at Granada) and voice-over work was Greg's professional occupation until reaching the announcer's desk at Anglia, where local news bulletins and presentation of the Birthday Club were delivered to the regional audience, some of whom objected to the long-haired 'object' on their screen!

Greg prides himself in being probably the only TV announcer to have been bought a short hair wig by his employer, as well as wishing his viewers "peace" at closedown. Surprisingly, he lasted a full year in Norwich, until October 1970, when the call came from the North East. His entertainment value was diluted again at Tyne Tees, due to all continuity being OOV. But this was rectified eventually, as an early-evening glory spot was introduced, featuring the announcer on camera revealing highlights of viewing ahead.

In Newcastle, in line with the policy of having the promos scripted and arranged by the announcers themselves, Greg quickly learned and perfected the art of sculpting imaginative and highly-creative blurb, which often had little to do with programme content. His association with the ITV company lasted until the lure of another spell of off-shore radio became irresistible in early-1972.

During his television days, Greg freelanced as an announcer at ATV and Southern, as well as revisiting Granada. Promotional trail voice-over work proved more sustainable and more successful. As the voice of Anglia for a few years in the 1980s, he travelled weekly (sometimes more) to Norwich. There was a weekly appointment in the voice-over booth at HTV for three years in the late-1980s and throughout the '80s and '90s, few weeks elapsed when Greg did not put his voice to LWT promos.

Voice-over work of all kinds had been a staple of his entire professional journey until the early-twenty-first century, when styles changed and his received pronounciation and great voice could no longer be disguised.

Greg's radio ambitions are not over yet! Tying-in with an interest in modern - i.e. twentieth and twenty-first century 'classical' music - he aims to interest before long a programme controller who really, really wants to incorporate into the schedule a regular, if not daily, excursion into the world of 'unlistenable' but actually highly intoxicating arrangements of sound. Mixed with Greg's intoxicating arrangement of words and intelligent, humourous world-view, large audiences are guaranteed!

He realises that by divulging this idea, to which he holds intellectual copyright, the concept could go walking. But nobody could execute it as well!

Matt trained at Cardiff's journalism school. His first broadcasting experience was as a freelance at Red Dragon FM in Cardiff.

In 1999, he joined ITN where he spent two years working for Independent Radio News. In June 2001, Matt moved to the BBC, starting as a reporter on BBC Radio 1's 'Newsbeat' and later moving to a news reading role on the Sara Cox breakfast show. He was also a reporter for the BBC's 'Liquid News'.

Matt joined BBC London in 2003. He became a high-profile presenter there, fronting coverage of the July 07 bombings from King's Cross. In summer 2007, he made his presenting debut on the BBC 'Breakfast' programme.

On August 20 2007, it was announced that Matt would be joining 'Five News' from October 2007.

Sharon was brought up in New Zealand. She went to the Australian Film and TV School and worked as a reporter and presenter across Australia and New Zealand.

Her UK broadcasting career began at BBC Radio Humberside. She then joined BBC Radio 4's 'File On 4', based in Manchester and the BBC's Special Documentaries Unit where she worked on stories all around the world.

She later moved to Newcastle and read the 'Night Network News' for BBC Radios Newcastle, Cumbria and Cleveland. Next stop was BBC News 24 where she performed a reporting role.

Sharon currently presents on 'Look North' for BBC North East/Cumbria.

Ellie studied sociology at Bath University. On leaving university, Ellie's aspirations to work in television got off to a good start with a work placement on the BBC's 'Kilroy' programme; she later became Robert Kilroy-Silk's PA. She moved on to join GMTV, as a runner initially but went on to become a trainee producer.

It was then back to the books to study for a post-graduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism at Birmingham University. Ellie subsequently got a position as a trainee journalist with Carlton; she later moved to HTV West as a journalist. She returned to GMTV as Scotland correspondent.

In October 2003, she joined BBC 'Look East' as a presenter and reporter, covering the West of the region.

Faye's first broadcasting job was with EBN (now CNBC) in late-1996. She later presented for '5 News' (also carried out a reporting role there), ITV Yorkshire, the ITV News Channel. GMTV and ITV London.

Other TV projects: 'Package Holiday Undercover' (ITV 1); 'St Jimmy's' (ITV 1).

Co-host of 'Granada Tonight' until the programme relaunched under its original name 'Granada Reports', in 2001.
Long serving YTV reporter and 'Calendar'/news bulletin presenter who has also fronted the company's 'Tonight' programme and 'Live Lunch' show. Gaynor later anchored Calendar 'Lunchtime Live'.
Joined ITN as a reporter in 1975. She was an ITN newscaster from 1982 until March 1989 and also between January 1991 and 1998.

Carol was a presenter on the 'Channel 4 Daily' from 1989 until 1990 and also appeared as a relief newscaster on Channel 4's 'The Big Breakfast' in 2001.

In 2003, she presented on the ITV News Channel during the early days of the Gulf War.

Carol returned to ITN for one night (23 September 2005), as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations, to co-present the 'ITV Evening News'.
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Felicity started in radio in 1991; in 1994, she went freelance as a journalist, offering her services to various TV and radio companies.

In 1996, she moved to Meridian TV, where she was a sports reporter and presenter, fronting the sports news on 'Meridian Tonight. She also presented the local football programme there - 'A406'.

In 1999, she moved to London and became a presenter and reporter with 'London Tonight'.

Felicity joined ITV News in June 2001, starting as a sports correspondent. She later became a regular sports news presenter. Felicity also presented on the ITV News Channel and fronted ITV News bulletins on an occasional basis.

From September 2006, Felicity has been an anchor on Al Jazeera International.

'Granada Reports' journalist and news reader who was one of the main presenters of the programme's successor, 'Granada Tonight' in the late-1990s.
Central TV West Midlands reporter/news reader.
Louise was a presenter and breakfast news reader on BBC 'Reporting Scotland' in the 1980s. In 1989 she was part of the launch team on BBC 'Newsroom South East' where she was a news reader and presenter. She remained there until the early-1990s before returning to her native Scotland and BBC Scotland, where she resumed her previous role with 'Reporting Scotland'.
Main anchor of 'Westcountry Live' who took over the role from David Foster early in 1997. Richard was already well known to television news viewers as an ITN newscaster on the overnight service and during 'This Morning', and, before that, was one of the main anchors of BBC South East's 'London Plus' in the mid-1980s.
Paul's broadcasting career began with BBC Radio as a regional reporter in the south east before moving on to BBC TV's 'Town and Around'. He later moved to LBC/IRN where he was a news director. Next was Southern TV, where he was a reporter, based at Dover; then it was on to TVS, reporting and presenting on the 'Coast to Coast' programme from the Maidstone studios. He was the first reporter on the scene of the Deal (Marines) bombing by the IRA; he also covered the sinking of the Free Enterprise at Zeebrugge.

Following the demise of TVS, Paul joined the Ministry of Defence as a press officer working with, among others (as a military media advisor to the late Princess Diana and more recently, the former chief of the defence staff), Admiral Lord Michael Boyce.

Sue has been a regular presenter on the BBC Midlands regional news programme 'Midlands Today' since 1983, presenting the breakfast bulletins initially and becoming one of the main presenters by 1987.

Sue joined the BBC on August 14 1977 as a secretary. She later became a studio floor assistant and then Station Assistant for regional television. She moved to London for a time to work on 'Blue Peter' before moving back to Birmingham to take up a presenting role on the breakfast slots for 'Midlands Today'.
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Tanya graduated from Oxford with a degree in metallurgy and the science of materials.

Her broadcasting career began in 1993 when she became a business and political reporter for CNBC Europe; she also presented 'The Moneywheel' and 'FT Business Tonight' there.

Later Tanya presented a nightly business news programme for Sky News; at CNN International she reported from the London International Financial Futures Exchange. She also worked for London based News Direct Radio 97.3.

Tanya joined the BBC in 1998. She has worked as a reporter and presenter for 'Working Lunch' and was also the regular business presenter and occasional main co-presenter on BBC One's 'Breakfast'.

Since 2001, she has been a regular business presenter on BBC World and BBC News 24. She has been the New York based presenter for 'World Business Report' since 2005.

YTV reporter/presenter mainstay in the late-1980s and 1990s who is now a freelance television director and producer.
Graham Bell is fondly remembered as an Anglia TV announcer, from 1966, and co-host of the nightly news magazine programme 'About Anglia', a job which he held for 18 years from 1969, making him one of Anglia's longest serving presenters. During this period he fronted many other programmes for Anglia, including 'Portrait Of A Village' and 'Miss Anglia', as well as religious and documentary series. During his time on 'About Anglia', Bell worked with several co-presenters, including Jane Probyn, Pam Rhodes, Christine Webber and Patrick Anthony.

In the late-1980s Anglia's news operations were re-vamped, first with a re-launched 'About Anglia', and then as 'Anglia News' with separate editions for the two halves of the region (although both broadcast simultaneously from Anglia's Norwich HQ). Graham Bell switched back to continuity announcing and voice-overs for the regional Crimestoppers programme, as well as hosting the BC birthday greetings slot. Sadly, he died in 1997, aged 57, after a career spanning 31 years with Anglia Television.
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Alison - a trained journalist - was one of the launch presenters on the ITN News Channel in 2000. In 2003, she moved to Sky News where she presented on the 'Sunrise' programme. CNN International was the next stop for Alison; she took up a presenting job there in 2004.

However, not long after switching to CNN, Alison was arrested outside a restaurant with James Hewitt, with whom she was in a relationship at the time. They were accused of being in possession of cocaine. Alison was later released without charge. Following adverse publicity in the press, Alison was forced to resign from her job.

She later turned up as a radio presenter on LBC, occupying various timeslots before being allocated a regular Friday night show. The programme came to an end in April 2006 but Alison continues to act as a fill-in presenter at the station.

In late-2004, Alison launched Global Media - a training programme for students hoping to get into broadcasting.

Jason received a BA in English Literature from Birmingham University. Other education includes: MA in Contemporary Japanese Studies, Essex University/Osaka University of Foreign Languages (distinction); post-graduate diploma in Broadcast Journalism, University of Central Lancashire (distinction); BTEC Professional Development Certificate in Management Studies, Manchester Open Learning/Granada Media (distinction).

Professional career outline:

1992 - 1995: Jason worked for the Japanese TV company TV Asahi as an on-screen reporter and producer.
1996 - 1997: reporter with BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire, BBC Radio Newcastle and BBC TV's 'Look North' in Newcastle.
1998 - 2001: reporter and presenter with Tyne Tees TV in Newcastle. Also directed half hour documentaries.
2001 - 2006: producer/director with Granada Factual North (Leeds) making programmes for ITV 1 and Channel 4.
2006 - present: freelance director working on documentaries and drama. Most recently, Jason has been directing 'Emmerdale'.

Andy is a presenter on 'Central News'.

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Sharon's TV career began with RTÉ in 1994 when she became a regular presenter of Nuacht. When the RTÉ Network 2 news programme was relaunched in late-1997, Sharon became one of the programme's main presenters.

In Autumn 2005, Sharon became a regular co-anchor on RTÉ's flagship 'Six-One' news programme.

Tony was a presenter on Southern TV's 'Day By Day', 1961 - 1966 and BBC Two's 'Late Night Line-Up', 1967 - 1972. He also reviewed films for 'Pebble Mill At One' in the late-1970s.
Jackie is one of the most familiar faces on Scottish television. She presents the BBC Scotland regional news programme 'Reporting Scotland' on television and over on BBC Radio Scotland she hosts 'Choice Cuts' on Saturday mornings. Jackie also presents many annual television shows such as the annual 'Hogmanay Show' and 'Children In Need'.

She has many other strings to her bow: newspaper columnist; host at corporate events; after dinner speaker; TV writer/producer

Laura began a successful modelling career at the age of 16. Twenty years later, in 2003, she embarked on a new career as a beauty columist in the Ireland On Sunday newspaper.

Lauara has been an occasional presenter for TV Three's 'Ireland AM' since 2004. She also reports for the programme on a freelance basis.

Border TV news reader and presenter, and co-anchor of 'Lookaround' in the mid and late-1990s.
Sara was a presenter and reporter with BBC 'Look East' from 1991 - 1992. She left ''Look East' to travel in south America. Sadly, she was involved in a serious road accident there, and spent a long time recuperating in hospital.
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Ashley started out as an entertainment reporter on a local cable TV station in Birmingham. He was a reporter on Live TV in Liverpool before moving to its sister station in Birmingham.

Ashley then headed off to London where he was a reporter and presenter with 'London Today'/'London Tonight'.

He later moved across to the BBC, where he reported for 'Breakfast News'.

Ashley is now entertainment reporter with BBC 'Midlands Today'; he also occasionally presents the programme.

Other TV credits: 'Dream Ticket' (LWT); 'Inside Out' (BBC); 'Watchdog' (BBC).

Daniel is a reporter with BBC News. Previously, he presented 'Westcountry Live'.

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Jennie graduated from Warwick University in 1972 after which she began her career in journalism. For five years she worked on local papers as a reporter.

In 1977, she joined the BBC as sub-editor in BBC Radio News. BBC radio news reporter, 1985 - 1989; BBC TV news reporter, 1989; court reporter, 1989 - 1990.

Jennie was appointed in the BBC's court and royal correspondent in 1990. She became a relief news reader from March 1991. She was a regular presenter of BBC Radio 4's 'Today' from 1988, and also a relief presenter on 'Breakfast News' in 1992 and 1994.

She's remembered by many for her stint in the jungle on ITV 1’s 'I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here' (February 2004) when she was buried in a coffin full of rats and also ate a variety of live insects.

More recently she became one of the presenters of the BBC’s 'Cash In The Attic'. She is also a regular contributor on Channel 4’s 'Countdown'.

Other recent TV projects: 'Celebrities Under Pressure'; 'Too Many Cooks'; 'Stars In The Fast Cars'; 'The Big Call'.
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Joined ITN as a reporter in 1955. He served as a reporter until 1967, including 'Roving Report' in 1957, 'Dateline London', 1961 - 1962 and 'Dateline', 1962 - 1967.

He joined ITN's newscasting team in December 1961 until 1962 and again from 1967 until November 1979, famous for fronting the flagship 'News At Ten'. He was diplomatic correspondent for four years and an original member of the 'News At Ten' team in 1967. He appeared on six election nights from 1959 to 1979.

Reginald died on 27 May 1984.
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Jules presented on 'BBC LDN' and 'Breakfast' in the early-2000s.

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Anna has a degree in geography from Oxford University. Following her graduation, she opted for a career in journalism and spent a year with Granada Television as a researcher. She then took a post-graduate course in journalism in Cardiff.

In 1991, she joined BBC North as a radio and TV reporter; later, she presented on 'Look North'. In 1995, Anna moved to Sky as a reporter. She later turned to presenting and has fronted all of Sky's major news programmes at some point. During her time with Sky she has covered many major events such as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Kosovo conflict and the death of Princess Diana.

Anna is still one of Sky's main news presenters.

Frank was a presenter on BBC North East's regional news programme from 1962 until 1964.

The former BBC TV 'Grandstand' and 'Breakfast Time' anchorman joined LWT in the late-1980s to present 'Six O'Clock Live', the company's flagship news programme introduced as a response to the IBA's concern about its previously poor local news output.

This news programme was complemented by 'LWT News' through the rest of the weekend. Frank also did a stint as presenter of TV-am's 'Good Morning Britain'. He also worked for Sky News in the early days where he presented 'The Frank Bough Interview', and also presented the Rugby Union World Cup on ITV in 1991.

He presented shows on LBC radio in the mid-1990s. His most recent TV appearance was a guest appearance on the 'Grandstand' 40th anniversary special.
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Ana graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 1997, with a BA Hons in broadcast journalism. She spent three years with Children's BBC (1998 - 2001), presenting the links between the programmes. She then moved to a reporting job with BBC Three's 'Liquid News' and also became a radio presenter with LBC.

Since 2005, Ana has been presenting for Sky News.

Adam Boulton is a Sky News reporter/presenter.

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Westcountry TV news reporter and news bulletin presenter who also occasionally co-hosts the main evening news magazine programme.
Sally is a reporter/presenter on BBC 'East Midlands Today'. Previously, Sally worked as a presenter/reporter for 'Lookaround' (ITV Border) and 'Central News' (ITV Central).

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Long serving Channel Television presenter and reporter from the 1960s and 1970s, known for his trademark bow ties.
TVS news reporter and news reader in the South East of the region, who often stood in for Mike Debens as the anchor of 'Coast To Coast' from Maidstone.
The former host of BBC Radio Ulster's 'Inside Politics' in the late-1980s and early-1990s and now fronting BBC Northern Ireland's TV coverage of activities in the Northern Ireland Assembly; he also presents on BBC Radio Ulster's 'Good Morning Ulster'.

Conor was a regular presenter of regional news programme 'Inside Ulster' from c. 1992 - 1996 and later 'Newsline 6.30' in the late-1990s.

Neil joined 'Anglia News' (west) as a reporter in August 2007.

Previously, Neil worked at Westcountry TV as a news reporter, covering the Dorset patch for the station, before moving to London to become political correspondent for 'Westcountry Live' and for 'Central News' in the south, west and east Midlands. He subsequently had a short stint as Westcountry's political editor.

(Formerly Barbara Palmer). Barbara was an announcer and news reader with Ulster Television from 1980 to 1992. She graduated with a BA (Hons) First Class in English at Queen's University in 1997.
A former announcer at Ulster Television, Alan also worked as a journalist at the Belfast Telegraph. He later moved to New Zealand where he became a wine producer.
Jon is a former 'East Midlands Today' presenter. By the early-2000s, he was reporting for BBC national news.

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Lindsey Brancher is a presenter on BBC World News. Her BBC career began in 1991 at the long of the channel.

Lindsey career in journalism began back in 1982 as a trainee newspaper reporter in north London. In 1988 she became an assistant producer in the news department of London Weekend Television before moving to Sky News at its launch in March 1989.

Anglia TV presenter.
Colin joined Sky News in 1997 as a reporter. He is now a presenter on Sky News. Previously, Colin worked as a reporter with BBC News and ITV News.

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Andy's broadcasting life began with BBC Radio York, where he was a presenter/producer. In the early-1990s, Andy left the Corporation to become the new breakfast presenter on Pirate FM in Cornwall. However, two years later, the BBC asked him back to present the mid morning programme at BBC Radio Cornwall.

In the late-1990s, having spent four years at BBC Radio Cornwall, he opted to spend some time with the 'Spotlight' programme to gain experience in television. He has remained with the programme since then, in a reporting/presenting role.

Anna presents the News Round-up for 'Central News' (South).
Sean is a former Sky News and 'Westcountry Live' presenter. He later became a reporter for BBC national news.

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Colin started off in women's magazines. He then moved into motoring journalism, PR and broadcasting. He joined BBC North East/Cumbria to run the BBC Radio Newcastle sports desk.

Colin now presents the news on the BBC North East/Cumbria edition of 'Look North'.

Tim was born on December 24 1929, and educated at Summer Fields, Eton and Geneva University. After National Service, he trained as an actor at the Central School of Speech and Drama. In the early-1950s, he joined the BBC as a radio announcer. From 1955 to 1957, he headed Radio Hong Kong’s English programmes. He then returned to the UK, and joined BBC TV, where he was an in-vision announcer and news reader. In 1959, he moved to the 'other side', to become one of ITN's first newscasters. His debonair good looks and deep, velvet voice made him very popular.

Tim’s career as a broadcaster in radio and television covered an enormous repertoire. He presented 'Roundabout' on the Light Programme, and produced special documentary features for ITN and Pathe Pictorial. Sports fans will remember him from ITV’s 'Let’s Go'. He interviewed the Shah of Iran before his downfall, and during a report on Turkish Baths, he unintentionally became the first nude newscaster on television - an event still remembered by many. He also made cameo appearances as a newscaster in various feature films. Among the television commercials he presented were the 'Stork Margarine Challenge' and the 'Daily Sketch'. In 1977, he presented a spoof science programme for Anglia Television called 'Alternative Three', in which millions were duped into thinking that scientists were being taken to colonise the moon because earth was doomed.

In 1975, he was elected to Kent County Council in a by-election, and returned unopposed for a second term. He was appointed to the Court of London University as a County Councillor. In 1979, he was elected as the Conservative MP for Gravesend, winning the seat from Labour with a large majority. He left Parliament in 1987, and continued his broadcasting consultancy, training many broadcasters, businessmen and politicians; he also chaired a District Health Authority.

Tim died on Sunday March 22 2009, aged 79. He married twice, and has six children.
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Announcer with Granada from the late-1980s up to the late-1990s, where he still works, as the voice of' Stars in Their Eyes'. One of Granada's daytime news readers and also a reporter for 'Granada Reports'. In the 1990s, Andrew also narrated some of the later 'World in Action' documentaries. He can also be heard on radio commercial and corporate voice-over work.
Fern Britton got her first television job with Westward Television in Plymouth as an in-vision continuity announcer and news reader from 1980. In 1982 she was a presenter on BBC South West's 'Spotlight' and a year later she was a newscaster for BBC TV's 'Breakfast Time'.

She was headhunted by TVS in Southampton by new managing director Greg Dyke in 1985 and became main co-anchor of the nightly news magazine, 'Coast To Coast', with Fred Dinenage. Fern left the company in the early-1990s and was soon back on national television, standing in for Judy Finnigan on ITV's 'This Morning'. She is best known for her role as host of the hit cookery game show 'Ready, Steady, Cook', and is currently co-host with Philip Schofield of ITV's 'This Morning'.
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Adrian is a former 'Central News' and ITV News Channel presenter.

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With a very distinctive, deep, rich voice, Peter was an announcer at Southern TV from 1969 until 1971. He then became a news reader for BBC Norwich's 'Look East', before moving to BBC Television Centre where he was a BBC TV announcer for thirty years from 1971 until his retirement in 2001.

Peter died in early December 2006 following a sixteen-month battle with cancer.
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Channel Television reporter and presenter, and also programme director and news editor. Sadly, he died recently.
ITN newscaster, August 1956 until 1965.
Ben was educated at Sutton Valance School and Keble College, Oxford. He received a diploma with distinction from the Cardiff Centre for Journalism Studies.

On leaving college, Ben joined Radio Clyde as a reporter. In 1985, he took up a reporting job at Radio City Liverpool. A year later, he joined Independent Radio News, covering stories such as the Hungerford massacre.

In July 1988, he joined BBC TV News. During his career at the Corporation, he has held a number of key positions within the news division: foreign affairs correspondent (1988 - 1991), reporting on the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Gulf War; Moscow correspondent (1991 - 1995), covering the collapse of communism and the fall of Mikhail Gorbachev; foreign affairs correspondent (1995 - 1998); special correspondent (1998 - 2006), covering domestic and international stories.

Since early-2006, Ben has been an anchor on BBC News 24, covering the 7pm - 10pm weekday shift.

A lecturer at Belfast 'Tech', Aidan took up part-time continuity announcing and newsreading duties at UTV around the time of the station's relaunch in June 1993. He continues to mix lecturing with his UTV role.

From summer 2006, Aidan appeared on screen minus his trademark moustache.

Joined the BBC in 1989 as researcher on 'Panorama'. She became a reporter on BBC TV's 'Breakfast News' in 1992 and fronted 'Newsroom South East' breakfast bulletins in 1993.

After time as a reporter on BBC Two's current affairs series 'First Sight' in 1994, Fiona became a relief presenter on 'Breakfast News' in 1996 and 1997. She was relief BBC TV national news reader in October and November 1997, and joined permanently in March 1999, mainly presenting the 'Six O'Clock News'. She later became one of the regular presenters of the 'Ten O'Clock News'.

She presented 'The Antiques Show' in 1999 and later 'Crimewatch UK' alongside Nick Ross.

In the early days of her television career, Lynda spent a brief period as a television announcer with BBC Northern Ireland - c. late-1980s. She went on to become one of the regular presenters of the BBC's local news programme in Northern Ireland, 'Inside Ulster'.

She later appeared on national screens, presenting alongside Rolf Harris on 'Animal Hospital' in 1996 and also filing reports for the 'Holiday' programme.

In 1996, Lynda defected to UTV, where she co-presented the main news programme with husband Mike Nesbitt until February 2006, when Mike left the station. Lynda still co-presents the programme.

In 2004, Lynda was an occasional presenter on the ITV News Channel; she also presented on ITV 1's 'London Tonight'. From November 2005 to 2008, Lynda presented her own show on Belfast radio station, U105.8.
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Scottish Television reporter and presenter, and currently one of the co-anchors of 'Scotland Today'.
Began his broadcasting career on BBC Radio Bristol and then moved to Harlech Television as a reporter. Joined BBC TV News as a home reporter, 1973 - 1975; industrial correspondent, 1975 - 1976; UK North Sea energy correspondent, 1976; Scotland correspondent, 1980; special correspondent, 1981 - 1983; South Africa correspondent, 1983 - 1987.

Michael Buerk's report on the famine and drought in Ethiopia led to Bob Geldof organising the successful Live Aid concert in 1985.

Buerk was a BBC TV news reader from January 1982 until August 1983, and again in February/March 1985. He joined the newsreading team permanently from October 1987, with his trademark wink at the end of bulletins. He started off as one of the main presenters on the 'One O'Clock News' and later moved to the 'Nine O'Clock News'.

Buerk retired from BBC TV News in late-2002. He has also presented '999', the BBC's Eclipse '99 coverage and BBC Radio 4's 'The Moral Maze'.
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Carol has a degree in English and drama fromt the University of East Anglia.

She joined the BBC in 1989, working initially at BBC Radio Norfolk.

She joined 'Look East' in the late-1990s, working as a reporter and presenter.

Lukwesa was a broadcast assistant at the BBC Weather Centre at Television Centre in London. She moved to BBC 'East Midlands Today' where she presented the weather and eventually moved on to become the anchor of the lunchtime edition of the programme as well as stand-in co-presenter for the main evening programme.

C. 2005, Lukwesa moved to Sky News as a presenter.

Kevin started off in the print industry with the East Anglian Daily Times. Then, in 1988, he joined BBC Radio Norfolk as a news producer. He subsequently worked as a news editor at BBC Radio Suffolk (from the early-1990s).

He later moved to London, working on the television newsgathering desk and also as a news organiser.

In 2001, he moved back to Suffolk where he took up a post as reporter with BBC 'Look East'. Kevin occasionally presents 'Look East' in Norwich.

Kay's professional career began at the Evening Post and Chronicle in Wigan, where she was a reporter. Later, she worked at Tyne Tees Television before joining TV-am in 1985, as a reporter and occasional news reader. From 1987 she presented TV-am's first hour, filling in for Caroline Righton and covering Anne Diamond's maternity leave.

She moved to the then fledgling Sky News in 1988.
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Christine was an announcer/news reader with BBC North West from 1973 to 1981. She made her debut on Princess Anne's wedding day - November 14 1973.

In July 1975 she became the only female BBC TV (Network) announcer amongst eighteen men until January 1976. She returned as a freelance holiday relief announcer from 1977 to 1979. Christine also announced at Grampian Television in northern Scotland.

Christine currently runs the Lunchbox Theatre Company, writing and performing historical plays for museums and schools. With Voice-overs UK she has recorded over 1,000 commercials and telephone prompts. She has also worked for brand leaders including Cadbury, BT, Reebok, ICI, Rolls Royce and Marks and Spencer.

Christine runs presentation skills courses and works for Firework Factory Poetry as a performance specialist.
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(Sir). One of ITN's most famous newscasters, Alastair Burnet joined ITN as political editor in 1963 for a year. He went on to report for 'Dateline', 1963 - 1964, and 'Dateline Westminster' at the same time.

He became a relief ITN newscaster from February 1963 until 1964 and became permanent as an original member of 'News At Ten' team in July 1967 until 1972.

He left to join BBC TV's 'Panorama' as a presenter from 1972 until 1974.

Burnet returned to the ITN newscasting team from June 1976 until August 1991. He has also presented Thames TV's 'TV Eye' and 'This Week'. During his career, he also had spells in print journalism as editor, The Economist, 1965 - 1974, and Daily Express, 1974 - 1976. He was knighted in 1984.
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Andrew was a continuity announcer and news reader with Border TV from 1989 to 1996. He was also responsible for Border's on-screen image and on air promotions. He moved very successfully into television management in 1996, and is currently one of the owners, and the chief operating officer of Film24, a channel all about film.
Reporter and news reader for Ulster TV's 'Friday Sportscast' and then 'UTV Reports' in the early-1970s who moved to Granada later in the decade. After working on 'Granada Reports' as a reporter/presenter, Burns found national fame in 1977 as the host of the company's 'Krypton Factor' game show. The show had a successful eighteen year run.

In January 1997, he returned to the North West as host of the BBC's 'North West Tonight'.

Other TV radio credits include: 'World In Action' (Granada); 'Today' (BBC Radio 4).

Keith began announcing and news reading with Ulster Television in the early-1980s. He made the crossover to presenting in the late-1980s when he took over the 'Police Six' programme (later 'Crimecall') from Charles Witherspoon.

Keith was rarely seen in his announcing role after the station's relaunch in 1993. He is a partner in the Burnmac production company - which produced UTV's 'Crimecall' programme in its final years.

'Crimecall' was cancelled in 2001. Keith has been reading the news on radio since 2000: with Downtown/Cool FM until autumn 2002; currently with BBC Radio Ulster.

Nigel began his TV career with TVS in 1984, reporting and presenting news bulletins. He was the first TV reporter on the scene of the Hungerford massacre in 1987. Gunman Michael Ryan, who killed 16 people, was still firing shots as Nigel and his crew arrived in the town.

In 1993, when Meridian took over the franchise, Nigel began freelancing for them and later set up a production company. He now makes corporate films and still freelances for Sky, ITV and the BBC.

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Mike started out as an actor and was also the lead singer in a band. He later decided that journalism was the right path for him and joined the Hampshire Chronicle newspaper in Winchester. He also had spells at newspapers in Windsor and Derby.

BBC Radio Solent gave Mike his first broadcasting break in 1990; he was a trainee reporter at the station. Television was next: Mike was a news, sport and entertainment reporter/presenter with the BBC's 'South Today' programme.

Mike was one of the first faces to appear on BBC News 24 when it launched in 1997. He still presents the sports news there and on BBC World.

Alex was a producer for the ITV News Channel at the channel's launch in 2000. He then moved to a reporting job at BBC South West, working for the 'Spotlight' programme. In 2005, he reported extensively on the London bombings for BBC 'Breakfast'. He then had a short stint as a presenter on 'BBC London News' before being appointed BBC News South West correspondent.
Presenter with 'Central News' (West) in the 1990s.
Penny started her journalistic career with the Western Mail in Cardiff before her long association with the BBC, starting as a reporter at Radio Brighton in 1979.

She was asked to join the team starting up the new station in Lincolnshire in 1980 as a producer, and read the station's first ever bulletin. In 1983, she landed a four month attachment with the new BBC 'Breakfast Time' as an assistant producer - but got that cliched 'lucky break' six weeks later - and became a reporter for five years. She also presented the local news bulletins (South East regional opt-out) and ocasionally, 'London Plus'.

In 1987, she joined Yorkshire TV's 'Calendar' as a reporter and also occasionally presented alongside the legendary Richard Whiteley. In 1988, she returned to London and combined presenting 'Newsroom South East' with the regional documentary series 'Friday Reports' and an events/entertainment programme 'Weekend'.

In 1989, she began a long stint as a presenter/reporter on 'Look East' in Norwich where she also reported/presented on regional documentaries and an environment series.

For two years from 1997, she headed the fundraising and PR team at a children's hospice in Cambridge. In 1999, she moved to Yorkshire and freelanced as a reporter/presenter for Tyne Tees, Yorkshire TV and BBC Look North. In 2002, after graduating with a first class honours degreee from York University, she worked as head of communications for an NHS Primary Care Trust.

She returned to BBC Look North in 2004, where she is currently health correspondent.
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Cameron is a news reporter for BBC Scotland. He has also presented the regional news programme 'Reporting Scotland'.
Having completed studies in journalism Claire moved straight into her chosen career in the print and radio industries; her radio work included spells with East Coast Radio and Channel 103FM in Jersey. After four years, she made the move into TV, working initially for TV Three before moving to Channel 5 and the ITN News Channel.

She returned to Ireland, in 2001, becoming a presenter with TV Three's breakfast show, 'Ireland AM'. Later Claire switched to anchoring the main news programmes on TV Three. In 2004 she was voted TV Personality Of The Year at the Irish Film and Television Awards.

Susan is a relief TV news reader at RTÉ. Her main role is a news reporter.
Alma's broadcasting career began at BBC Radio 3 in the 1970s, where, she tells us, "her Scots accent provoked protests from the more reactionary listeners". She then moved to television as a Network BBC announcer - one of the first to sport a Scottish accent. Later, she switched back to radio - BBC Radios 1 and 2 - before moving to BBC Scotland in the early-1980s.

As BBC Scotland announcers were also news readers, Alma gained some exposure and was a favourite with viewers for her warm, friendly manner. She was on duty on the last night of the COW globe in 1991 and is well-remembered by 'pres' enthusiasts for saying "goodbye cruel world" at closedown before treating viewers to one last "extra long look" at it! Alma left the BBC in the mid-1990s.
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Anglia TV presenter.
Mark joined RTÉ in 1977 and was one of the original presenters on RTÉ Radio 2 (later renamed 2FM). He left 2FM in 1989 and teamed up with Dennis O'Brien to apply for a radio licence. The successful application became 98FM and Mark presented on the station for seven years. He then moved to the national station Today FM where he hosted a mid morning music and talk show.

In September 1999, Mark switched to TV becoming one of the presenters on TV Three's new news and entertainment breakfast programme 'Ireland AM'.

Zany Southern Television reporter (1979 - 1981) who joined Central in 1982 to present the 'Newshound' slot on 'Central News'.
Latterly, Lynda-Jayne Campbell - an announcer/news reader at Ulster Television between 1975 and 1978 before moving to Downtown Radio as a presenter. Lynda, who overcame breast cancer after a long battle with the illness, sadly died from a heart attack in 2000.
Stephanie's broadcasting career began with BBC Northern Ireland in the mid-1980s where she presented a movie review programme, 'The Video Picture Show'. She later became a news presenter with Sky News.

By the late-1990s Stephanie was freelancing and has turned up presenting the news on GMTV and BBC News 24.

Mary is an RTÉ TV news reporter and occasional news presenter.
Tina started out with the BBC, where she was the first presenter with BBC Radio Ulster's Traffic and Travel Unit. She later moved to the newsroom at Downtown Radio.

In 1994, she joined the UTV continuity announcing team. However, Tina quit her announcing role within a few years to focus on news reporting and various presenting roles. She presented the lifestyle programme 'UTV Life' and occasionally presented on the main evening news programme.

Since the departure of Kate Smith, Tina has become a regular presenter on UTV's main news programmes.

In-vision continuity announcer for Channel Television who went on to work in sales and marketing for the station's sister company, Creative Channel, which produces corporate and commercial video.

Career overview:
• 1995 - 1997: Channel Television in-vision continuity announcer.
• 1995 - 2005: Channel Television programme presenter, including news, weather, lottery, 'Puffin's Plaice', 'Diary'.
• 1996 - 2003: news presenter for local GMTV opt-outs ('Newsline') produced by Channel Television.
• 1999 - 2005: sales and marketing executive for Creative Channel - production arm of Channel Television.
• 2005 - 2007: corporate account Manager for Creative Channel, Channel Television Commercial Production and Airtime dept, securing corporate and commercial production and airtime projects and sponsorship contracts for corporate productions and local programmes.
• 2005 - 2007: business break manager: founder, sales, scripting and presenting of new concept for corporate TV advertising.

Theatre career:
• Pre-2002: Cell block girl Lipshitz - 'Chicago'; Dorcas - 'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers'; 'Godspell' - various; 'Cinderella' - Prince Charming; 'Poor Dirty Harry' - pianist and magician's assistant; 'Ziggy Stardust' - various; 'Dionysus' - various; 'House of Bernada Alba' - Adela; 'Wizard of Oz' - Dorothy.
• 2002: Mary Magdalene - 'Jesus Christ Supers', Jersey Opera House.
• 2003: Eva Peron - 'Evita', Green Room, Jersey Opera House.
• 2005: Lady MacBeth - 'MacBeth', Samares Players, Samares.
• 2006: Lady Capulet - 'Romeo and Juliet', Samares Players, Samares.
• 2008: Optimistic Voice and various cameo - 'Wizard of Oz', Jersey Opera House.
• 2009: Yvette - 'Allo Allo' - Curtain Up Theatre Group, Jersey Arts Centre.
• 2009: Lilli Vanessi/Kate - 'Kiss Me Kate', JADC, Jersey Opera House.
• 2009: Porcha - 'Merchant of Venice', Samares Players, Samares.

Singing career:
• Pre-1998: Liason - lead singer 5-piece charts band; John Le Story - backing vocalist; Hit 'n' Run - lead female singer - 6-iece rock band; Foxy - lead singer - 5-piece pop and chart band; Crosswinds - lead singer - 4-piece restaurant and dance band.
• 1998: Flipside - lead singer, 5-piece rock band.
• 1999: Inside Out - lead singer, 6-piece R&B band.
• 2000 - 2006: Sequoia - trio, all moods/Redwood - duo, all.
• 2004 - 2009: Abbaloo - Abba Tribute Band - Freida - current.
• 2008 - 2009: Optimistic Voices - Female trio with jazz twist - current.
• 2009: Funky Beatz - 70s disco band - current.

Alan's broadcasting career began in radio at the age of 17. He's a former head of news and current affairs at Clare FM and former editor-in-chief at Irish News Network.

Alan has been with TV Three since the station launched in September 1998. Since then he has been the anchor of the main news programmes on the channel.

Ian has been a news presenter on RTÉ's Irish language news programmes since the early-2000s.
Presenter, BBC Bristol's 'Points West', 1983 - 1985 then moved to London as a news reader on 'London Plus' in 1985. She became a London regional and national news reader on BBC TV's 'Breakfast Time', 1985 - 1986. BBC TV news reader on 'News Afternoon' and 'News View' from March 1986 until December 1986.

She left for ITN in June 1987 and stayed until June 1992. After this she was a relief presenter on ITV's 'The Time, The Place' in 1993. She was a news reader on BBC World in 1992 and since 1994 has been heard voicing 'Transworld Sports' on Channel 4.
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Jeremy was a presenter on BBC 'Points West' in the early-1970s.
Niall started off in radio and has worked for a number of stations in Tipperary, Waterford and Dublin. He joined RTÉ as an announcer on RTÉ Radio One.

He has presented a number of programmes on RTÉ Radio One and FM 3 (RTÉ Lyric FM's predecessor). He joined RTÉ Lyric FM at its launch in May 1999 and is still with the station.

Niall provides relief cover for RTÉ News, presenting programmes on radio and television.

Mark joined the BBC in 1989 and has presented many news and current affairs programmes on both radio and television during his time with the Corporation. He has been a regular face on the main local television news programme since the early-1990s.

He presents the weekday drivetime programme on BBC Radio Ulster - 'Evening Extra' - as well as occasional studio-based editions of the television current affairs programme, 'Spotlight'. He also chairs a local political 'Question Time' style programme, 'Let's Talk'.

Sports presenter and reporter on STV's 'Scotland Today'.
Co-anchor of 'Thames At Six' and then 'Thames News' from 1978 until the early-1980s with Andrew Gardner. She also reported for Thames from 1983 until 1986 and also fronted news bulletins. Since leaving Thames, Rita has become a well known writer on the workings of the human brain, and has twice won the Medical Journalists' Association prize for contributions to medical journalism. She also co-wrote the book 'Mapping The Mind' with scientist Christopher Frith, and is a regular contributor to the Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, and New Scientist.
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Jilly's first TV presenting job was with TSW in the 1980s, where she was a news reader. By the late-1980s, she was presenting national BBC TV news bulletins. She subsequently moved to ITN, where she presented bulletins for ITV and the 'Channel Four Daily'.

Jilly currently runs a media skills company (link below).

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Reporter and co-anchor on Channel TV's main evening news magazine programme, 'Channel Report'.
Jayne has been a news presenter with BBC Wales since the mid-1980s. Although she now presents bulletins mostly, Jayne still occasionally presents the main weekday editions of 'Wales Today'.
David Cass joined BBC TV 'Look East' in February 1973 and during his time there was a general news reporter and weekend news reader. While there, he opened the 'West of the region' operation, based in Huntingdon, in 1975.

David moved to national BBC TV news in 1977 as a freelance general reporter before specialising in sport and then joining the full-time staff in 1978 until 1984.

He then joined ITN. During his time there he was the launch presenter of ITN's night-time service 'Into The Night' (from 1988), and Washington presenter/correspondent of 'Channel 4 Daily' from 1990 until 1992.

From 1993 until 1998 he was a regular presenter for BBC World Television. He also developed the 'Newshour Asia And Pacific' strand.

In more recent years, David has worked as a TV presenter and consultant in the Middle East.
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Anne's broadcasting career began in 1982 as a researcher and reporter, and later news presenter, on pirate station Radio Nova. She joined RTÉ as a continuity announcer in 1987 and became a newsreader and reporter in 1990. She has been the presenter of 'Capital D', an RTÉ magazine series for Dublin residents, since 2005. She also presents the monthly 'Crimecall' programme.
Clare completed a post-graduate journalism course and subsequently worked as a reporter at BBC local radio stations in Sheffield, Newcastle, Leeds and Wales. She later worked as a producer and presenter. In 1998, she moved to the South West and worked as a news reader and producer for BBC Radio Devon.

In the early-2000s, she joined 'Spotlight' as a reporter. She now also presents on the programme's breakfast, lunchtime and late editions as well as working behind-the-scenes as a producer.

Andrew is a former Sky Sports presenter. He currently presents on GMTV.

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Andrea's broadcasting career began in 1985 at the age of 16 when she joined BBC Northern Ireland as a presenter on a youth current affairs programme.

Andrea joined Ulster Television in 1990 where she spent three years as a news and features reporter. In 1993, she moved to NBC Asia (NBC's business news network for the Asia Pacific region) in Hong Kong as a news reporter. Subsequently she became one of their main news presenters, anchoring coverage of special events including the handover of Hong Kong to China

She joined ITN in April 1998 as a relief newscaster and senior reporter. Later she was the company's medical correspondent in 1999 and then international correspondent for ITV News.

During 2000 she anchored the main evening news programme on Channel 5.

She rejoined the ITV newsroom in January 2001. She remains a regular news presenter on ITV news programmes.

Nia was an S4C in-vision continuity announcer in the mid-1980s. She also presented 'Newyddion'.

She now works as an independent television producer and director.

Rory was a reporter and occasional news presenter with BBC Wales in the 1980s. He then moved to the BBC in London where he became a reporter and correspondent on the national news programmes.
TSW reporter and presenter who joined the company at the start in 1982 from a behind-the-scenes journalistic job at Southern Television which had lost its franchise.
Sally started out in journalism in 1986. She trained as a journalist on the Weston Mercury - a weekly paper in Weston-Super-Mare. She later moved to an evening paper and then on to BBC local radio in Gloucestershire.

Next stop was BBC Bristol where she became a presenter on the regional news programme 'Points West'.

1990s 'Anglia News' anchor, who moved to Ireland after re-marrying.
Barry was a presenter on BBC 'Look North' from 1963 until 1973.
Sue started out on radio back in 1991. She worked as a music reporter for BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2. She also spent time at BBC Radio Wales as a journalist and was a presenter with Radio Maldwyn, Radio Wyvern and Sunshine Radio.

In 1998, Sue moved to television, presenting bulletins for BBC 'Wales Today'.

Anchor of 'LWT News' in the late-1980s. Lindsay went on to work for London News Network as a news reader, correspondent and relief presenter (1993 to 1995 and 1998/1999) before becoming managing director of London Weekend Television. He had since moved on and is now managing director at Meridian Broadcasting.
Reporter, newscaster and presenter for Southern Television (1977 - 1981) and its successor, TVS.
(Sir). Former athlete who represented Great Britain in the 1952 and 1956 Olympic Games. He became ITN's first newscaster on 22 September 1955 and stayed until May 1956.

Chataway left to join the reporting team on BBC TV's 'Panorama' until 1959. He was a narrator on BBC Two's 'Horizon' from 1966 to 1968.

He left broadcasting for politics and was a Conservative MP from 1959 until 1966 and 1969 until 1974. He served as a Government Minister from 1970 until 1974. Left for business management, and was knighted in 1995.
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Gillian was one of the original presenters of 'Nuacht TG 4'.
Sally has been a reporter/presenter with BBC 'Look East' since c. 1986.
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Scott was a presenter on Sky News in the 1990s. He later presented the Channel 5 breakfast programme '5 News Early' from 1997.

In 2005, Scott presented the early-morning weekday segment on the ITV News Channel.

Eibhlín is one of the presenters of 'Nuacht TG 4'.
Anglia TV reporter and bulletin news reader.
Pádhraic was a 'Nuacht' newsreader from the late-1970s until the late-1990s. He's now deputy chief executive of TG 4.
Sarah is a presenter with Channel Television.
Steve's first broadcasting gig was as a presenter on The Children's Channel. His desire to enter journalism took him to cable TV and a role as a news presenter. Presenting jobs at Chelsea and Manchester United football club TV channels followed.

His big break came when he got a position as a presenter on Sky News and Sky Sports News.

In January 2002, he became a sports presenter on BBC 'Midlands Today'. By 2004, he had moved to present the news on 'Central News' (East).

Paul's broadcasting career began with RTÉ where he was among the first batch of DJs on the newly launched Radio 2 - RTÉ's answer to BBC Radio 1, He was on the early shift with 'Paul Clark's Morning Show'.

C. 1984, Paul moved north to take up a news presenting role with BBC Northern Ireland. He became a familar face on the regional news programme, 'Inside Ulster'. Paul was also a regular presenter on Children In Need night. Indeed, Paul continued to show up on CIN after his departure to UTV in 1989.

Throughout his time with UTV, Paul has been one of the main presenters on the main news programme, UTV Live (and formerly 'Six Tonight').

Nick's journalistic life started in the newspaper industry, first with the Sydney Daily Mirror and then back in the UK with the Sunday Telegraph. He continues to write articles for various publications today.

Nick's TV work includes spells as a presenter on London News Network's 'London Tonight' in 1994 and 1995 and a sports presenter and relief main presenter in 1995 to 1996. He presented with the programme again between c. 2002 and 2004.

He has also presented many factual series for various TV channels, including an hour long documentary on global warming for the Discovery Channel and the ratings winning 'Sea To Source', following his journey up the River Thames. He has also covered rugby and football world cups with ITV.

Peter Clark was a hard news reporter for both Southern Television and its successor, TVS. He was also a regular news reader and made several award winning documentaries for the stations. He was also the creator, compiler and presenter of 'Complaints Box', Britain's first television consumer programme.
Originally with Southern TV's regional news programme 'Day By Day' in 1981, Steve Clarke went on to become a reporter, news reader and presenter for the BBC's 'London Plus', 1986 - 1988. In 1988, he transferred to Thames originally co-presenting 'The City Programme' and later 'Thames News'.

Steve stayed with Thames until the end in December 1992. Steve is currently head of internal media at international news agency Reuters.
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Now managing editor at BBC Radio Norfolk, David Clayton was an Anglia Television continuity announcer throughout 1982 and later became a well known face and voice in the East of England as a regular presenter on BBC TV East and on BBC Radio Norfolk.

David told TTVRP how he broke into television announcing: "Basically I was dabbling in local radio. I applied to be a continuity announcer at Anglia TV in Norwich. I failed twice - on the third attempt they didn't take me but the station's deputy head of presentation, Ray Castle, knew me from when he had attended dances at a local ballroom where I had been the DJ. He liked my disco music - he liked me! I was offered me some freelance shifts at Anglia and I worked there throughout 1982 quite regularly. He trusted me enough to give me an on-air audition which was in January 1982. I remember that during my first live link the programme failed to appear down the line from TVS so my first link was to a stand-by film. Helen McDermott stayed with me to hold my hand and we've been friends ever since.

"I later became a stand-in all over the place on BBC TV East in 1983, including from October 1983 taking over as the main 'Breakfast Time' regional presenter and also doing some daytime shifts as well. I moved into more 'Look East' newsreading and presenting and did some reporting and presenting on the Friday opt-out called Weekend and then 'East on Two', a regional weekly magazine programme. I also did many 'Children In Need' programmes. I stopped as a regular in 1987 to take up a contract with BBC Radio 4, then came back to be deputy editor at BBC Radio Norfolk in 1991."
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Reporter and presenter for Channel TV. Former main anchor of 'Channel Report' until summer 2002.
Presenter/reporter for Southern's news magazines 'Scene South East' and 'Scene Midweek' who moved to TVS as a general presenter and journalist. Her work for the company included the excellent series of 'Country Ways' documentaries, 'A Full Life' and 'Afternoon Club'. Jill went on to write and present 'Country Ways' for Meridian Broadcasting.
Don began as a Radio Éireann announcer in 1958. He became a TV news presenter in 1972 and retired in 1992.
Peter is a former Sky News and BBC News 24 presenter.

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Stephen was a presenter with Sky News and CNN for 12 years. From 2000 until 2005, he presented the news on BBC World and occasionally on BBC News 24. He also presented the BBC's technology programme 'Click Online' from 2000 until 2005. In December 2005, Stephen announced that he would be joining Al-Jazeera International.
Michael's broadcast career started in 1986 at BBC WM where he was the early morning news reader. National radio was next, presenting 'You And Yours' on BBC Radio 4 as well as reporting for BFBS Forces Radio and the BBC World Service.

He was also a regular reporter on 'Countryfile' (BBC) from 1989 until 1998. He also presented 'Top Gear' (BBC) and canoeing series 'Paddles Up' (BBC).

In regional television, Michael hosted 'The Midlands At Westminster' (BBC) from 1993 to 1994, and was an anchor at Channel One news in London, from 1994 to 1995.

Michael has been a presenter with BBC 'Midlands Today' since 1995, and presenter of 'The Politics Show' (BBC) from Birmingham since 2006. He has also been heard many times as a news reader on BBC Radio 2.

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Neil was a presenter on 'Westcountry Live' in the 1990s.

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Colm was an RTÉ TV and radio news reader during the 1970s and 1980s. He later went on to become the station's arts and media correspondent.

Colm retired from RTÉ in 2004.

In the late-1960s/early-1970s, and prior to joining RTÉ, Colm worked at BBC Plymouth, where he presented the 'Midday Parade' radio programme.

Stephanie is a presenter with Channel Television.
HTV West's long serving news reporter, and industrial and political correspondent. He also regularly presents news bulletins.
Sue's broadcasting career began in 1974 in radio. She joined Capital Radio where she was a presenter and producer.

Headhunted by the BBC, Sue subsequently presented many programmes across the BBC radio networks, most notably 'You And Yours' which she presented for nearly five years. She also deputised for Jimmy Young on BBC Radio 2.

Sue's first TV role came in 1976 when she joined the 'Nationwide' team. She remained with the programme until 1982. She also presented the local South East news programme 'South East At 6',

From 1982 until 1995, she co-hosted the annual 'Children In Need' TV appeal alongside Terry Wogan. In 1983, with the arrival of breakfast TV, Sue became a regular face on 'Breakfast Time'. With Nick Ross, she co-presented 'Crimewatch UK' from its launch in 1984 until 1996.

Since the mid-1990s she has presented 'Making History' on BBC Radio 4. In March 2006, she published her first novel 'On Dangerous Ground'.
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One of Granada's sports team, who presents 'Soccer Sunday' as well as reporting for 'Granada Reports'. James also occasionally co-anchors 'Granada Reports'.
Westward Television reporter and presenter who always brought a touch of humour to the stories he covered. He reported and presented for the 'Diary' in the 1960s and 1970s.
Angela is a presenter on Sky News.

Previous broadcasting jobs include: reporter, ITV News; news reader, GMTV.

Former BBC Northern Ireland reporter/news presenter who moved to London to report for the children's programme 'Newsround' on the national network.
BBC East Midlands reporter, 1977 - 1980; BBC TV News home reporter, 1980 - 1983; BBC TV national news reader from July 1982 until October 1986. She presented BBC Radio 4's 'PM', 1987 - TBC.
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Barry Cowan was one of the leading faces of BBC NI news and current affairs during the worst of the 'Troubles' in the 1970s and 1980s. In 1974, he became the main anchor on the regional news programme, 'Scene Around Six'.

Barry was the original presenter of BBC Radio Ulster's 'TalkBack' programme when it launched on September 08 1986. A few months after the programme went on air, Barry wrote about his experiences on the programme in BBC NI's 'In Focus' magazine:

"Until then journalism had always been about serious things - the Anglo-Irish Agreement, strikes and civil disorder, politics and parsons. All that was to change as 'Talkback' launched me into the alternative world of loopies, loonies and lost causes more at home in the 'Sun', the 'Mirror' or the 'Star' than the 'Times', the 'Telegraph' and the 'Guardian'. The serious stuff is still there but it's the tabloid tattle that sticks in the mind."

Among other BBC Radio Ulster programmes that Barry presented are 'Good Morning Ulster', 'Evening Extra' and 'Seven Days'.

In the early-1980s, Barry went down south briefly and joined RTÉ as a presenter on the station's TV current affairs flagship, 'Today Tonight'. He later returned to BBC Northern Ireland where he continued to play a major part in current affairs output.

Barry died in hospital on June 17 2004 after a long illness. He was 56.

Speaking after the announcement of Barry's death, BBC NI controller, Anna Carragher, said: "I am deeply saddened to hear of Barry's death. He was one of the great broadcasters in Northern Ireland over the last three decades and combined huge knowledge of Irish and Northern Irish life in politics with a penetrating intellect and a quick wit. I have known Barry since we were both students at Queen's in the late 60s where he was one of a generation of wonderful broadcasters including Nick Ross, Seamus McKee and Sean Rafferty. He will be much missed."

Former head of news and current affairs at BBC Northern Ireland, Keith Baker, said: "When I joined the BBC in the 1980s Barry Cowan was already a legend. He lived for live broadcasting, that arena of the unpredictable. He was a superb interviewer always dogged and determined and always with the interest of the viewers and listeners at heart. We are all better informed about Northern Ireland through Barry's work over the years."

Tyne Tees TV news reporter and presenter who moved south to present the news for Central News South in the Midlands.
1960s continuity announcer and presenter of 'North East Roundabout', the first TTTV local news magazine. He also presented a more in-depth news programme for Tyne Tees - 'Spotlight' - which probed controversial issues of the day.

He left the company in 1964 to become the main anchor for the BBC regional news programme in the Midlands; he remained as a presenter there until 1980.

Tom later became a director of a Midlands based corporate video company.
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Central TV news reader in the East Midlands who took over from Nick Owen when he left for TV-am in 1983. After a period presenting on national BBC daytime television, Andy moved to Meridian Broadcasting in 1993 to front the company's Thames Valley edition of 'Meridian Tonight'.

Andy started his broadcasting career with Metro Radio in Newcastle before moving to Tyne Tees Television in 1978 as a continuity announcer. He later joined the 'Northern Life' reporting and presenting team, before moving to Central.

One of HTV West's best known presenters and reporters, Bob eventually became executive editor of HTV News and then 'ITV West News'. He joined the company from Westward Television at the start of the 1980s, and comes from a 'television family' - his father, Peter Crampton, was a well known face on BBC TV South West in Plymouth.
(OBE). John joined the BBC in Newcastle working in local radio and television
and later moved to BBC Bristol where he presented a children's magazine series, 'Search' from 1971 until 1972.

In April 1972 he began his 17 year association with the children's news programme that bore his name - 'John Craven's Newsround'. From 1986 - 1989 he was also the programme's editor and made regular appearances on the news desk on Saturday mornings on 'Multi-Coloured Swap Shop' and 'Saturday Superstore'.

John left 'Newsround' in 1989 to present the countryside news programme 'Countryfile'. He was awarded the OBE in 2000 for services to rural and children's broadcasting.
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HTV West continuity announcer who stayed as a voice-only announcer and news reader after 1994. He disappeared from westcounty screens when the station was absorbed by United News and Media in the mid-1990s. A familiar face from daytime television adverts for various financial services/pensions companies, and, more recently, for Claims Direct.
In-vision continuity announcer for Thames Television in London, often on the overnight shift, and also for HTV West in Bristol.
BBC Radio 4/BBC Radio 2 announcer 1980 - 1982 and in 1987. 'Breakfast Time' presenter on BBC Bristol's 'Points West', 1983 - 1988. Moved to London as BBC TV news reader on 'News Afternoon' and 'News View' in August/September 1983 and from March until May 1988.

She was an original member of the Sky News presenting team from February 1989.
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TV Three news presenter.
Richard started out as an RTÉ Radio 2 newsreader in the early-1980s and went on to present 'Morning Ireland' on RTÉ Radio 1. In the mid-1980s, Richard was a news presenter on RTÉ TV. By the late-1980s he had moved to RTÉ Radio, presenting on news and current affairs programmes.

For a period in the mid-2000s, Richard returned to RTÉ TV screens as a foreign correspondent, reporting on events such as the Lebanon/Israel crisis.

Martine's broadcasting career began at BBC Radio Leicester in 1991. She worked behind-the-scenes initially but soon took on a presenting/reporting role.
Regional television news was next - first with 'East Midlands Today' and later 'Newsroom South East' in 1997.

In 2000, she switched to national TV, presenting 'UK Today' initially and then overnight shifts presenting on BBC News 24, which were simulcast on BBC World and BBC One.

Reporter and presenter for STV's 'Scotland Today' in the 1980s.
Zoe studied French and Portuguese at Oxford University. She joined 'Central News' (South) as a trainee journalist and later graduated to a news/sport journalist/presenter position. In January 2002, she joined Sky Sports News and became the regular presenter of 'Good Morning Sports Fans'.
(Later Audra Thomas). Audra joined UTV c. 1997 as a continuity announcer/news reader. She also occasionally presents the weather on the main evening news programme.

Audra was absent from UTV screens from early-2007 to November 2008.

Rob joined BBC 'London Plus' in 1988. He was a presenter and reporter with the programme, later concentrating on sport. He remained with the BBC South East news programme until the early-2000s.

By c. 2001, Rob was freelancing and appeared as a presenter on many outlets, such as the ITV News Channel, Sky and BBC 'Midlands Today'.

He currently presents with Sky Sport.

Other TV projects: 'Notice Board' (mid-1980s, BBC); Turnabout (quiz show, early-1990s, BBC).
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Tim is currently the main anchor of the West edition of 'Anglia News'. He joined the company in 1992 as a newroom journalist, before heading out to man the station's Northampton news centre. He has also worked on several other Anglia programmes, including 'Anglia News Extra' and 'Crime Night'.

Tim grew up in Cambridgeshire and began his journalistic career as a trainee reporter on the Cambridge Evening News. He worked as deputy news editor at the Wellingborough Evening Telegraph, returning to Cambridge as Head Of News for a local radio station.

Long serving TSW reporter and presenter.
Karen's broadcast career began at Broadland 102, where she was a reporter and news reader. She joined Anglia TV in September 2001 where she works as a presenter, reporter and production journalist on 'Anglia News' in the East of the region.
Brian has a BA degree in English and economics from University College, Galway. He started his career as a researcher at RTÉ in Athlone before heading on to the Midlands-based local radio station Radio Three as a reporter. He later moved to LM/FM radio in the North East of Ireland, where he was a news editor.

In 1998, Brian crossed into television, joining TV Three at its launch. He worked there as a news producer and senior reporter initially. In September 1999, he became a news presenter on the channel's new breakfast programme, 'Ireland AM'.

Brian then moved across to Sky News where he was Ireland correspondent. In June 2006, he was appointed as one of the main presenters on the Sky News Ireland service.

Former local newspaper reporter who became a news reader for BBC Plymouth's 'Spotlight', 1987 - 1988. She was soon snapped up by national bosses who realised her great potential and in April 1988 she was asked to read the news summaries within BBC TV's 'Breakfast Time'. Later, she presented the main programme from 1989 to 1994. She was a BBC TV news reader from February 1989 to February 1999, mostly on the 'Six O'Clock News' and 'News View'.

She also presented 'Holiday', 1993 - 1998 and 'Crimewatch UK'. She was tragically killed on 26 April 1999, and is mourned by many thousands of viewers who loved her charming and easy style of presenting.
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Rachel's broadcast career began in 1999, reading breakfast bulletins at Centre FM (Tamworth). Three months later she moved to BBC Radio Northampton where she was a reporter.

She then moved to BBC 'Look East' as a video journalist in Milton Keynes.

Rachel is currently a breakfast presenter and reporter for BBC 'Look East'.

Reporter on Thames TV's 'Reporting London', 1986 - 1988. She joined BBC TV as news reader on weekend news and 'News View' from September 1988 until December 1989. In her first few weeks reading the news, her hand was bandaged in a sling after a horse riding accident.
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Main presenter of 'Coast To Coast' (South edition) with Fred Dinenage from the late-1980s until the end of 1992. She moved to Meridian to front the Thames Valley edition of 'Meridian Tonight'. Mai, who started out on HTV Wales, has returned to the company to present the political series 'The Sharp End', and is also one of the mainstays of the 'Wales This Week' team.
Before moving to national fame with GMTV in the 1990s, Ann Davis could be found manning the newsdesk at 'Central News' in the East Midlands.

Anne has returned to the Midlands where she can now be found co-hosting the BBC's 'East Midlands Today'.

David joined the BBC in 1971. He was political correspondent in 1983 and in 1986, he became education correspondent.

David was a reporter/presenter with BBC 'Midlands Today' from 1988 until 1994. He was also a sports presenter and reporter for national BBC News programmes.

He left broadcasting in 1994 to become the spokesman for the Football Association. David is now the chief executive of the Football Association.
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Caroline has been a presenter with BBC Radio Cleveland since 2001. She is also a reporter and presenter on BBC North's 'Look North'.
Long serving anchor for 'Central News' (South), who joined the station after a TV reporting/presenting career which included BBC TV South and TVS. During her time with Central and its successor Carlton, Anne has presented 'Central Post', regularly reported on 'Heart Of The Country' and presented 'Lifeline', broadcast to the whole Carlton Central region. Anne and her on-screen partner, Wes Smith, became the longest running anchor duo of any ITV region. She recently left the station to train as a teacher.
Liz began her broadcast career as a volunteer assistant at BBC Radio Suffolk. She has also worked at Trent FM, Ram FM, BBC East Midlands, Vibe FM and SGR-FM.

Liz is currently a presenter and reporter for 'Anglia News West'.

(Sir). Former barrister famous for his political interviewing, including nine election nights from 1964 until 1992. After a period as a BBC radio producer, he joined ITN in 1955 at its launch as a newscaster and parliamentary correspondent from 23 September 1955. He also presented 'Roving Report' in 1957.

He left ITN in 1959 to join the reporting team on BBC TV's 'Panorama' and later presented the programme from 1967 to 1972.

He presented BBC TV's 'Newsday' from 1974 until 1976, 'Tonight' from 1978 until 1979, and BBC Radio 4's 'The World At One' from 1979 until 1987. He chaired BBC TV's political discussion programme 'Question Time' from 1979 until 1989 and presented Channel 4's 'The Parliament Programme' in 1992. He was knighted in 1981 and died on 6 August 2000.
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Denise worked as an announcer for Ulster Television in 1962 and 1963, having previously worked at the Belfast Telegraph and for newspapers in her native New Zealand. She returned to her native country and worked for the New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation.

Denise died in 2005, aged 63.

Presented the South East edition of 'Coast To Coast' until the end of 1992, but moved over to Meridian for a couple of years before retiring from television. Once broke down in tears live on air when dealing with a particularly harrowing news story, generating several national newspaper stories.
Chris was a BBC 'Look East' presenter from 1976 until 1978. He joined the BBC in Plymouth in 1979 to present 'Spotlight'.
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Martine started in broadcasting as a graduate trainee at LBC/IRN in January 1982. She did parliamentary reporting and made some radio documentaries.

She then went to the UN in New York. From 1985 until 1987, she was the BBC’s correspondent covering the Iran/Iraq war. Back to London and Martine was a producer then presenter of 'Focus On Africa' for the BBC World Service.

In 1989, Martine moved to Sky News where she was an overnight news presenter. In 1991, headed off to South Africa where she freelanced for the BBC World Service. She later presented and reported for MNet’s weekly 'Carte Blanche' programme.

She returned to the UK in 1995 and worked briefly as a correspondent for BBC One’s 'Here And Now'. Later that year, Martine became a news presenter on BBC World where she remains today.

Katie's journalistic career started in 1995 with the BBC as a researcher on BBC Radio 4's 'Moneybox'. She later presented on BBC Radio 5 Live's 'Moneycheck' and edited BBC Radio 4's 'Financial World Tonight' programme.

She made the move to TV in 1996 becoming BBC News consumer affairs correspondent and later a reporter on 'Film '96' and 'Film 97'.

Katie moved to ITN in January 1998, where she presented weekend ITV bulletins initially. She was voted New TV Talent of the Year in March 1999 at the Television and Radio Industries Club (TRIC) Awards.

Since the early-2000s, Katie has been a regular presenter on many of the main ITV news programmes. She currently co-anchors the 'Lunchtime News' with Nicholas Owen as well co-presenting on 'London Tonight', alongside Alastair Stewart mainly.

Maura joined RTÉ in Galway in the mid-1990s as a news researcher and later reporter. A fluent Irish speaker, she later spent two years with T na G (now TG 4) as a reporter.

She joined TV Three in 1998, where she has worked as reporter and crime correspondent. Maura is now a presenter on TV Three's news and entertainment breakfast programme 'Ireland AM'.

ATV reporter and news reader who moved across to Central in 1982 to co-host with Nick Owen the East Midlands edition of Central News . It was a double act that was to stand both of them in good stead when they were later re-united on the TV-am sofa as the main presenters of 'Good Morning Britain' in late-1983. Before joining the breakfast station, Anne briefly became a national news reader for BBC Television's 'News Afternoon' in May 1983. She was a guest presenter on LWT's 'Six O'Clock Live' in 1990 and 1991.

Anne teamed up with Nick Owen again to host ITV's 'This Morning', standing in for Richard and Judy and then landed a similar programme 'Good Morning With Anne And Nick' which ran on BBC One from 1992 until 1996.

Anne's other national jobs included TV Weekly for TVS and a relief presenter on ITV's 'The Time The Place' in 1993.

Married Mike Hollingsworth, her former boss at ATV and Central, and later colleague at TV-am, but the couple later separated in a well publicised split.

Anne worked at London's LBC radio where she co-hosted the breakfast show with Tommy Boyd. She is also well known for her work publicising cot death syndrome.

In 2002, Anne appeared on Channel 4's 'Celebrity Big Brother' as one of the housemates. She seemed to take the challenge in good spirit. She was evicted after being put up for nomination with comedienne Sue Perkins, but lost by only a tiny margin.
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Peter was possibly the youngest ever continuity announcer at the age of 17. He joined BBC Northern Ireland while still at school. He subsequently obtained a degree from Queen's University, Belfast.

During his initial four years with the BBC, from 1975 to 1978, he was a news reader on 'Scene Around Six' with Barry Cowan and Sean Rafferty; he also covered other TV news broadcasts including the news at closedown on BBC One Northern Ireland.

On leaving university, Peter joined BBC NI on contract under Mike Baguley in the Presentation Department. He presented programmes and read the news as well as performing continuity duties for BBC Radio Ulster. He then moved to BBC TV presentation, working with what he describes as "two Ulster broadcasting legends", David Gamble and Mike Nunan. He later became a reporter on 'Good Morning Ulster' on BBC Radio Ulster before transferring to BBC Radio 2 in 1982 to take up a contract position as an announcer in the Presentation Department under Iain Purdon.

Over the years, Peter has presented various music and entertainment shows for BBC Radio, including: 'Peter Dickson's Nightcap' on BBC Radio 2, deputising for Gloria Hunniford on her BBC Radio 2 show and 'Newsbeat' on BBC Radio 1.

He was one of the main voice on programme promotions on BBC One for six years (1983 - 1989). He has also voiced programme promotions for many other TV networks, including: ITV; Channel 4; Five; The History Channel; Performance TV; The Biography Channel; Nickleodeon; National Geographic; UK Play; Challenge TV; Sky One; Disney Channel; TNT Classic Movies; BBC World; UKTV Gold; UK Horizons; Meridian; Sky Movies.

Peter's voice-over talent has seen him involved with many high profile TV shows, including: 'Bruce's Price Is Right' (ITV); 'Family Fortunes' (ITV); 'Late Night With Jerry Springer' (ITV/Five); 'It's Not The Answer' (ITV); 'Gameshow Marathon' (ITV); 'Ant And Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway' (ITV); 'The X Factor' (ITV); 'The Paul O'Grady Show' (ITV); 'Today With Des And Mel' (ITV); 'Test The Nation' (BBC); 'Record Of The Year' (ITV).

He also narrates documentaries, including many of the highest rating productions from the Discovery Channel, including: 'FBI Files'.

Peter has also written for various television productions, including: 'The Fast Show' (BBC); 'Play Your Cards Right' (ITV); 'Never Mind The Buzzcocks' (BBC).

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Veteran South of England broadcast legend with plenty of exposure to the national ITV network. Fred started out as a sports reporter and presenter on Southern, and filled the same role on TVS until he replaced Khalid Aziz as the main anchor on the South edition of 'Coast To Coast'. He was retained by Meridian, and still presents 'Meridian Tonight' to this day.

During his time with the three stations, Fred has presented several networked programmes, including wrestling for ITV Sport, 'Gambit' (Anglia), 'How' (Southern/TVS) and 'Vintage Quiz' (TVS). He also used to stand in for Dickie Davies on 'World Of Sport'.

Fred has also written a book about the Kray twins - they approached him to author it after watching him on the box and deciding that they liked the cut of his gib. Fred presented the final programme on TVS, 'Goodbye To All That' and has fronted several specials for successors, Meridian.

Nick can be found fronting many of the daytime 'Scotland Today' bulletins.
Steve has a BA (Hons) in broadcast journalism from Nottingham Trent University. Whilst at university he worked as a presenter and journalist at various local radio stations, including Trent FM, Gem AM and RAM FM.

In 1996, Steve joined ITN, where he produced the 'ITN World News' and 'ITN Morning News'; he also presented on the 'ITN World News' for NBC Superchannel. In 1997 he joined Channel 5 News where he was a presenter, reporter and programme editor.

In 2000, Steve moved to Sky were he is now one of the main anchors in the daytime schedule. Since 2005, he has also become involved with 'Five News' (produced by Sky News).

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Bryan Dobson was born in Clontarf, County Dublin in 1960. Bryan's broadcasting career began in the pirate radio stations of Dublin before moving to Belfast to work with BBC Northern Ireland, where he presented 'Good Morning Ulster' on BBC Radio Ulster.

On his return to Dublin (c. 1987), Bryan took up a reporting job with RTÉ. He later became business correspondent and by Autumn 1990, he was fronting the station's 'One O'Clock News' programme. By 1992 he was anchoring the 'Nine O’Clock News'. He is currently the presenter of RTÉ's 'Six-One News' - a position he has held since the late-1990s.

Bryan is also usally heavily involved in special event broadcasts such as RTÉ's coverage of General Elections.

Sarah has been a continuity announcer and news reader with UTV since 2007. She was previously a presenter on the Q Radio Network, and read the news on UTV's radio station, U105.
(Later Pamela Thomson). Pamela joined Granada as an on-screen announcer and newsreader in 1989. She went freelance in 1992 and worked in local TV and radio news (including back at Granada) as Pam Thomson, fitting her career around her family. Pam has a BA from Durham University (German) and a post-grad diploma in Journalism from the University of Central Lancashire.

Music is a big interest; she sings in a vocal group (Main Street) and plays and teaches piano.

Ulster Television announcer/news reader in 1983/1984.
Niall joined UTV in September 1994 as a news reporter. In the early-2000s, Niall was a regular presenter of news bulletins at the station.
BBC Radio Light Programme/Home Service/Radio 4 announcer 1947 until 1982. BBC TV news reader, July 1954 until December 1956.
Presenter, BBC Midlands 1959 - 1960. BBC Radio Home Service announcer, 1961 - 1963. BBC Two relief news reader on 'Newsroom', 'News Extra' from May 1972 until June 1976 and also in April/May 1979. Also appeared on 'Newsnight'. Most recently, Peter was a news reader on BBC World, in 1992.
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Jim's first job was in the Civil Service in London. However, he desperately wanted to get into journalism. After one failed attempt, Jim was given a reporter position with the BBC in Belfast. He later moved to a similar role at Ulster Television.

In 1974, Jim was poached by RTÉ and became the station's northern editor. He remained in that job until 1991 when he moved back to the BBC in Belfast taking up the political editor post, replacing Denis Murray who became the BBC's national Ireland correspondent.

In 1996 he switched to a presenting role, fronting the relaunched BBC regional news programme, 'Newsline 6.30'. However, with the show pulling in only half the number of viewers of its UTV rival, Jim quit after just two months, and returned to a political reporting role.

In September 1997, he announced his resignation from the BBC. He was moving away from broadcasting to become head of representation at the EU office in Belfast. In April 2001, Jim was promoted to a top job based in England, becoming head of the European Union in the UK.

In 2004, Jim resigned from his EU post.

(MBE). After leaving school Robert Dougall had worked briefly in the City, before joining the BBC. He made his first broadcast on the old Empire Service when he was 21.

On the day the Second World War was declared, and speaking as an anonymous Englishman, he broadcast a last-minute appeal to the German people to stop the invasion of Poland. He was a reporter in the early years of the war before joining the Royal Navy, and was based in Northern Russia as an interpreter for 18 months.

He returned to the BBC as an announcer for the Overseas Service, Light Programme and Home Service (1934 - 1942 and 1948 - 1959) and became one of radio's specialist news readers.

In July 1954, he moved to BBC TV News and was one of the Corporation's main news readers until 31 December 1973. In his autobiography, he said that, for lonely people especially, the news reader appearing night after night over the years becomes almost a trusted friend.

On retirement from the BBC he began a new career as a writer. As well as his autobiography, he wrote half a dozen other books - some of them about birds, one of his great interests. He was president of the RSPB for five years.

He later presented the Channel 4 magazine series for the over sixties - 'Years Ahead', 1982 - 1989.

Robert Dougall died on 18 December 1999, aged 86.
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Donald worked as a reporter/presenter on Southern TV's 'Scene South East. Like Clive Gunnell on neighbouring Westward Television, Donald Dougal was best known for hiking around various beautyspots in the region.
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Alan worked on local newspapers in Scotland and England before joining BBC local radio in Carlisle in 1974 and Humberside in 1977. He returned to Scotland in 1978 to join BBC Scotland's evening news programme 'Reporting Scotland' which he then went on to present for seventeen years, latterly, along with his wife, Viv Lumsden.

Alan also co-presented the BAFTA-winning 'Home Show' for Scottish Television.

He now runs his own media consultancy, The Broadcasting Business, providing communications skills training for a wide range of clients around the UK and Western Europe.

Alan is a keen motorist, holding a car, motorbike, lorry and bus driving licence. He is a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists and the Guild of Motoring Writers and was the Guild's Regional Journalist of the Year in 1999. He is motoring correspondent for Scottish Field magazine, writes for motoring publications and websites and regularly contributes on transport issues for radio and television.

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Anne joined RTÉ in 1979. Over the years, Anne has anchored at some point on the lunchtime, evening and late-evening RTÉ One news programmes. She is currently one of the main presenters of the 'RTÉ News: Nine o'Clock'.
Reporter for TWW in Bristol and then Westward TV who moved to TVS as a news presenter and reporter, and then returned to TSW in the mid-1980s. Since then, John has popped up as a reporter and presenter on several ITV stations, including HTV West, Carlton Central South, and Carlton Westcountry. Sadly, John died in 2000.
Teresa joined BBC 'Spotlight' as a presenter in 1990. She left the programme in December 2005 to spend more time with her family.
Murray is a presenter with Channel Television.
News reporter and presenter for Yorkshire Television who became the company's political editor. In March 2002, Geoff became one of the main anchors of 'Calendar' with Christine Talbot.
One of a team of journalists/news readers who appeared on 'LWT News' in the late-1980s as the station tried to improve its local news output.
Sheila obtained an MA from Edinburgh University in 1967. She was one of the main anchors of STV's 'Scotland Today' from 1972 until 1974, She later worked for Radio Clyde.

Sheila last updated us in August 2008, at which time she was editor of Family History magazine.

Hobbies: genealogy.

Sean Duignan became one of the regular co-anchors of the relaunched RTÉ TV 'Six-One' news programme in autumn 1990. From 1992 to 1995, he worked as a press secretary to the Fianna Fáil/Labour 'Rainbow Coalition' government. He subsequently returned to RTÉ and resumed a news presenting role for a period. He later became the regular presenter of 'The Week in Politics' (c. late-1990s - 2003).
Duncanson's first TV airing was as a continuity announcer on ABC Television, the weekend contractor for the North and the Midlands, in the early-1960s. He also regularly announced on Border Television in the 1970s. He went on to become the main anchor of Grampian's 'North Tonight' local evening topicality show through the 1980s and 1990s, although he has now retired from that job.
Long serving Westcountry TV news presenter and reporter who often anchored the half hour long lunchtime edition of 'Westcountry Live'. Now presenting on Sky News
Alex was a picture editor on programmes such as 'Breakfast News' and 'Newsnight' in the late-1980s. In 1992, following a year's training, Alex became a regional journalist for the BBC. He moved to Norfolk in 1995 and was a reporter for BBC 'Look East'. He also presented BBC East's weekly political programme 'The East At Westminster' for three years.

Alex is currently a senior reporter for BBC 'Look East' and regularly presents the lunchtime and late evening editions of the programme. He is married to 'Look East' presenter Susie Fowler-Watt.

Eileen joined RTÉ as a continuity announcer and newsreader for RTÉ Radio 1 in 1980. She moved to television as a newsreader in 1983. Eileen is currently one of the main anchors of the 9pm news programme on RTÉ One.
David began his broadcasting career at Ulster Television in the late-1960s, and was a regular host of evening news programme 'UTV Reports' and current affairs series 'Counterpoint'.

In 1981, he switched channels to BBC Northern Ireland, fronting its political coverage on TV and radio. David has hosted 'TalkBack', Northern Ireland's most popular radio programme, on BBC Radio Ulster since 1988, and was the first presenter of its TV spin-off, 'Let's Talk'.

Brian was a member of the original announcing team at Ulster Television. He had worked previously as a teacher, based in Newry. He was also a graduate of Queen's University, Belfast.

Brian also worked at Yorkshire Television and Scottish Television.

Brian died in April 1999, following a battle with cancer. He was 67.

Chris was brought up in Northern Ireland, Spain and the Wirral in Merseyside. He worked initially in the newspaper industry. He trained as a reporter on local papers and was news editor at the Daily Post in Liverpool. He also freelanced for the Daily Mail.

His first TV jobs included spells as a reporter with Central TV and BBC North. His big national break came with the introduction of BBC News 24 - Chris was one of the first presenters to appear on the station when it launched in 1997.

Chris is still with BBC News 24. During his time at the channel, he has presented in various timeslots. He currently presents on weeknights between 10.30pm and 1am.

ABC TV and Associated Rediffusion continuity announcer who later presented BBC Children's TV's 'Top Of The Form', 1966 - 1967. He was a BBC TV news reader from September 1968 until September 1973, and then again in October 1974 and between September 1979 and June 1981. John also presented the BBC's regional London TV magazine, 'Town And Around' in 1968/1969 and BBC Radio 4's 'You and Yours' in 1972.

1979 - 1985: Head of Drama, University College of Wales. Professor of Drama for the University of Americas, Mexico and University of California, Santa Cruz 1985 - 1997. Returned to England appearing in several theatre productions including his own drama, verse and prose recitals.

TTVRP reader Dave Lawrence remembers John Edmunds from his time as a teacher. He says: "John had another occupation alongside his TV announcing work. He was a part time teacher - English if I remember correctly. He worked at Battersea Grammar School in Streatham, London from the early to mid sixties and I believe he also did a spell of teaching at Henry Thornton's Grammar School in Clapham before that. He was quite popular with the pupils as he was a bit more relaxed than some of the teachers! I left Battersea Grammar in 1966 and I am pretty sure he was still teaching there then."
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Tom Edwards started his career as a newspaper journalist before moving to television as an announcer with Border. He went on to become a familiar announcer on Thames Television in London and on HTV West. Tom is also thought to have been an announcer with Anglia. He also spent several years as a pirate radio disc-jockey.

Tom left Thames at the end of the 1980s to move to the United States but later returned to the UK as a presenter on BBC Radio Norfolk and occasional presenter of the BBC's 'Look East' magazine programme. Most recently, he was the voice-over for BBC TV's 'Wipe Out' daytime quiz show.
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HTV West in-vision continuity announcer in the 1980s who went on to anchor the regional news programme, 'Wales Today', for BBC TV Wales.
Huw Edwards originally worked for BBC Wales and S4C, but then moved to become a reporter for BBC TV's 'Panorama' in 1993. He was BBC TV News relief news reader from June 1994 until September 1996, and chief political correspondent in 1998.

He became a permanent member of the news reading team from May 1999 as then main anchor of BBC One's 'Six O'Clock News'. He then progressed to become the main anchor on the 'Ten O'Clock News' from January 2003,

In April 2006, Huw also presented the new 'Five O'Clock News' on BBC News 24.

Huw was also a relief presenter, 'Breakfast News' in 1995 and BBC Two's 'Newsnight' in 1997.
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Gwenan trained as a print journalist with the NCTJ before moving on to radio and television as a presenter/reporter. She anchored the BBC's 'Newsroom South East' for seven years, leaving to present for BBC News 24 in 2000.

She has worked on a number of consumer programmes for the BBC and ITV, and has presented travel programmes - 'Gate 24' and 'FastTrack'. She has also co-presented several classical music programmes, including 'The Proms' and 'Cardiff Singer Of The World' - both for BBC Two.

After attending a documentary course at the NFTS, she has also produced and directed films for the BBC.

Brenda has had a varied career in journalism and broadcasting.

She has presented her own show on BBC Radio 2 and has been a regular guest on BBC Radio 5 Live. She has been a guest presenter on BBC Radio 4's 'Woman's Hour' and on Greater London Radio. She has also presented programmes for the BBC World Service and Choice FM.

In print journalism, Brenda has contributed to fashion and lifestyle magazine, Pride as well as Cosmopolitan magazine and she writes a regular column for 'New Nation' newspaper. She was also editor-in-chief on a magazine for International Woman's Month - 'Celebrating Sistas'.

On television, she was one of the main presenters on BBC One's 'The Clothes Show' for five years. She has been involved with many other television programmes, including: 'This Morning' (fashion and entertainment presenter), 'Money Matters' (Granada Breeze); 'Holiday' (BBC); 'Black Britain' (BBC).

She is currently the entertainment correspondent for 'BBC London News'. She also presents the programme occasionally.

John obtained a BA (Hons) in communication, cultural studies and public media from the University of Leeds. He also has a post-graduate diploma in broadcast journalism, from City University, London and a Masters degree in modern European studies, from London Metropolitan University.

John's broadcasting career began in 1991 with the BBC; he was a news reader and producer with BBC Radio Sussex and BBC Radio Surrey.

In 1992, he made the switch to television, presenting and reporting for Yorkshire TV's early morning (GMTV) and evening news programmes. John returned to radio in 1993, news reading and writing for Classic FM. He went back to the BBC in 1994, presenting and producing for the BBC World Service.

In 1997, he took up a position as a television continuity announcer with BBC TV; his voice was heard on BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Choice. From 1999, he switched to the announcer's booths at UK Gold and BBC World TV.

It was back to radio again in 2001; John became an announcer for the BBC World Service (Education Network). In 2004, he switched to presenting: initially for the English programme for China; and then in 2005, he began presenting the live, daily 'BBC Xtra' English programme, heard on BBC Arabic.

John tells us that he is an enthusiastic pro-European...and Finland lover!

Julie first dabbled in broadcasting whilst still at school. She produced interviews and reports for local radio; this continued throughout her time at university.

Julie graduated with a BA Hons Degree in English from Newnham College, Cambridge. Her degree under her belt, she joined the BBC's graduate journalist trainee scheme.

Her first TV job was at BBC Midlands where she presented on the evening edition of 'Midlands Today'. She gained valuable training as a journalist whilst there as well as experience in production, reporting and editing.

National fame came with her arrival on BBC 'Newsround' in 1994. Later, in 1997 she presented two BBC holiday programmes - 'Holidays Out' and 'Holiday '97'.

In the late-1990s, Julie was a reporter on the BBC Knowledge programme, 'Culture Fix'. She was presenting on 'Breakfast News' and BBC News 24 by the early-2000s.

In February 2002, Julie moved to Sky News. In late-2007, it was confirmed that Julie would move to ITV News. The following January, she was co-presenting a relaunched 'News at Ten' with Sir Trevor McDonald.
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Deaf signer for 'HTV News' in the 1980s who became one of the programme's co-presenters until autumn 2001 when she was replaced on the anchor set by Jenny Hull. Over the years, Sherrie has presented many programmes for the company, often specialising in community interest/social action series, such as 'The Good Neighbour Show'. She continues to present and report for HTV West.
Tim worked for the BBC in Wales initially, working in local radio. He later made the move to television.

By the 1990s he had moved to Anglia TV where he worked as a reporter primarily; however, Tim also presents weekend bulletins at Anglia on a regular basis.

HTV West news reporter and news presenter.
Main anchor of the lunchtime half hour edition of 'Westcountry Live' in the late-1990s.
Tim started off in the newspaper industry in 1967, working on the Bury Free Press in Suffolk. He later worked on Leicester Mercury and the Bermuda Sun. His early days in broadcasting were spent in local radio and on the BBC World Service. He then progressed to television, working on 'Look North' for BBC North from 1977. He joined Thames Television in 1980.

In 1981, he got a job at ITN. He left ITN for a time in 1993 to take up a presenting job with the BBC on 'Newsroom South East'. He returned to ITN in September 1996. During his time with ITN has run four foreign bureaux - Warsaw, Washington, Moscow and Johannesburg - and was sports editor for just over two years (September 2003 - January 2006). He is now a news correspondent for ITV News.
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Sarah started out in newspapers at the Kenilworth Weekly News and then the Coventry Evening Telegraph. She then moved to radio, where she presented and read the news on BBC local radio in Hereford and Worcester, Coventry and Warwickshire and WM.

Sarah is currently a breakfast presenter with BBC 'Midlands Today'.

Colette has an MA Hons from Glasgow University and also studied for a post-graduate certificate in education (teaching).

Colette joined Scottish Television in 1993 as a graduate trainee. She became a regular news presenter and reporter for 'Scotland Today' and on the politics programme 'Scottish Voices'. She was also a presenter on the Sky Scottish channel. Colette left STV in 1999 to move to London.

Clive fronted BBC Northern Ireland's 'Scene Around Six' evening news magazine. He went on to become a national BBC TV News reporter between 1981 and 1986 and the Corporation's Scotland correspondent between 1986 and 1988.
Senior 'Channel Report' presenter and reporter in the late-1980s until 1993 when she moved to BBC 'Look East' in Norwich. She was the main 'Breakfast News' presenter at BBC 'Look East' for four-and-a-half years, also occasionally presenting the main evening bulletin and continuing to report, and present specials like 'Children in Need'.

In late-1997, Cathy moved to Anglia TV and was a presenter and associate producer on ITV network's main religious programme of the time 'Morning Worship'. A year later she became producer of 'Morning Worship' successor, 'Sunday Morning' - ITV's religious chat show.

Since going freelance in 1999 she has worked mostly in production - as a producer on two series of 'Ultimate Questions', ITV's Sunday evening moral, philosphical and spiritual debate show. She has also worked as a producer/director on various regional and network projects and has spent a year launching and running a small community TV station.

Cathy continues to work in TV production and as a media consultant, trainer, lecturer and freelance writer. Before joining Channel TV, she trained as a journalist at the Jersey Evening Post and also worked as a producer/presenter for BBC Radio Jersey.

Steve was born in Larne, Northern Ireland. His broadcasting career began with BBC Northern Ireland in the early-1980s: he started off as a TV continuity announcer and also read the news on TV and on BBC Radio Ulster. He later fronted many sports programmes for BBC Northern Ireland, such as 'Grandstand' and 'Sportsnight'. He also produced and presented for BBC Radio Ulster.

In the late-1980s, Steve moved to Yorkshire to present a radio talk show on BBC Radio Leeds (for which he won a Sony Gold) Over the years, Steve has presented on various radio stations, including: BBC Radio Newcastle; BBC Radio Three Counties; BBC Radio WM. He also worked at BBC Radio 5 Live, where he wrote and hosted 'The Media Show' and presented on 'Late Night Live', and 'Breakfast'.

In the early-1990s, Steve started work with Yorkshire TV as a reporter and presenter. Among the programmes he presented: 'Calendar', 'Scoreline', 'Tonight' and 'Live Lunch'.

He also presented for BBC TV in the Midlands: 'The Midlands At Westminster' and read the news on 'Look North'

In 2001, he fronted the national ITV 1 quiz, 'The Biggest Game In Town', presenting ninety-six live editions of the show. He also presented the current affairs programme 'A Bitter Pill' on BBC One Network.

Steve is still based in Leeds, where he runs a media company alongside his broadcasting commitments.
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Áine presented Irish language news programmes on RTÉ TV and radio from the late-1980s. Since the late-1990s, she appeared on screen less often, becoming more involved in the production of the Irish language bulletins behind-the-scenes.
Long time presenter of 'Scene South East', Southern's weekly news magazine for the South East part of its region, broadcast from the Dover studio. In 1977, the programme spawned a spin-off, 'Scene Midweek'.

Mike remained with TVS after the 1982 changeover, on the sports team, and with colleague Veronica Charlwood presented an equestrian series, 'Horses For Courses'. Currently, Mike is a freelance sports reporter for Meridian Broadcasting's South East region.
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Adrian was a continuity announcer at BBC Wales for a short period in the first half of 1991 before moving to Network Presentation in London. He remained there until 1993 when he moved to Carlton for six months, then Anglia for another six, before returning to Network BBC One and BBC Two in 1994.

Adrian left to join BBC World in spring 1995. For a while he freelanced as an announcer at LWT in 1995 and 1996; around the same time he was also the pre-recorded voice of the Channel 4 'Schools' strand.

As well as being the voice of BBC World (albeit pre-recorded), Adrian also worked there as a news presenter. Adrian left the BBC in autumn 2004 to take up a position with CNN.

Roger joined RTHK in Hong Kong as a radio reporter in 1980. Until 1985, he worked on various radio and television productions in Hong Kong.

In 1985, he switched to UK TV: he became a reporter with 'John Craven's Newsround'. In the mid-1980s, he began to present the programme in rotation with John; he stayed on as a presenter following John's departure. In 1992, he moved to 'South Today' as a reporter (environment correspondent) and presenter.

John was an announcer on both RTÉ TV channels in the 1980s. In the early-1990s, he moved across to the newsroom to present TV and radio news bulletins. John has been one of the main presenters of the RTÉ One 'One o'Clock News' since 2005.
Anglia Television reporter and presenter in the mid-1970s who moved to Granada Television at the end of the decade. There, she met Richard Madeley, and the couple later married, finding national fame as co-hosts of 'This Morning' on ITV which has run from 1988.

Currently, the couple present 'Richard and Judy' in an afternoon slot on Channel 4.

Alan was a news reporter and presenter with Grampian Television (1986 - 1990) and later Scottish Television (1990 - 1992). In 1992, he joined GMTV, becoming their first Ireland correspondent. He set up the station's Belfast bureau and reported on many major events in N. Ireland including the Shankill bombing, the Loughinisland and Greysteel massacres as well as the first IRA ceasefire.

In 1995, he became GMTV's senior correspondent, reporting on events such as the Dublane massacre and the death of Princess Diana. In 1999, he was appointed chief correspondent at the station. During his six years in that role, he covered major events such as the war in Bosnia and the Gulf War, reporting from Baghdad.

In 2005, Alan moved to the global television channel Al-Jazeera, where he is a senior correspondent.

David joined TSW as an announcer in the mid-1980s and stayed with the company until its franchise ended in December 1992. He established a good knockabout rapport with sidekick Gus Honeybun and was a main presenter of TSW's various 'Telethon' extravaganzas.

Since TSW went off the air, David has worked as a news reader and announcer at HTV West, and, later as the overnight news reader on Sky News. He is now controller of programmes at South Hams Radio in South Devon, where he also presents a show. He also appears from time to time on ITV 1 Westcountry.

News presenter with TV Three.
Reporter and presenter with UTV since 1998. Alison has presented news bulletins and the lifestyle element of the main weekday UTV Live programme.
One of the main presenters of 'Meridian Tonight' in the South East, sitting in the chair vacated by Alison Holloway in the mid-1990s. Previously, Sandy was a reporter/presenter for TVS.
Joined Granada TV in 1974 for a job on the company's news desk. Presenter, BBC TV's 'Man Alive' and 'Tomorrow's World', 1977. ITN newscaster between March 1978 and March 1981, and medical correspondent in 1980. She left ITN to help set up TV-am as one of the original "Famous Five", but left after a bitter boardroom battle shortly after the company started in April 1983.

BBC TV news reader since February 1989, on the 'One O'Clock News' and 'Six O'Clock News'. She was a regular presenter on BBC Radio 4's 'Today', from 1993 to 1998. Became the main anchor of the relaunched BBC TV 'One O'Clock News' programme, from May 1999.

Anna retired from news presenting in April 2006.

Channel Television reporter, presenter and news bulletin presenter.
(Formerly Helen Morton). Helen's broadcasting career began with a national news agency at the age of 18. She went on to become an editor, reporter and presenter with Sky News.

In 1997 she joined GMTV where she was showbusiness correspondent and later US correspondent. In 2002 she moved back to the UK to present the BBC regional news programme in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, 'Look North'.

Two-and-half years later, Helen returned to Sky. Helen is currently a relief presenter for Sky News and 'Five News'.

News reporter and presenter for Central and TV-am before moving to Plymouth to front 'Westcountry Live' from January 1993. He left the station in 1997 to join Sky News' business team. He is now of the regular anchors on Sky News.
Main anchor of London News Network's 'London Tonight', from Mondays to Thursdays, in the early and mid-1990s.
Juliette started her broadcasting career as a reporter at BBC Radio London in 1986. She was a researcher at BBC Manchester in 1987 and a trainee TV reporter with the BBC Asian, Afro Caribbean Reporters’ Trust from 1988 - 1990. Also during this time she was a journalist and regional reporter for TV-am.

From 1992 until 1995 she held various roles: reporter, 'Dispatches' and 'The Brief' (Channel 4); researcher/programme presenter (BBC Radio 5); producer (Associated Press Television); reporter (Carlton Television); news presenter (BBC World Service Television).

In 1996, she moved to Bloomberg TV where she was an anchor and producer.

Since 2001, Juliette has been a news anchor on Sky News.

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Susie obtained a postgraduate diploma in Broadcast Journalism from the London College Of Printing.

Her subsequent broadcast credits include: production assistant at BBC Radio Surrey in 1991; reporter, BBC Radio Suffolk; returned to BBC Radio Surrey as a news producer/editor and drivetime presenter; assistant producer, BBC political programmes in London, from 1994 (including 'Westminster Live', 'Westminster Daily', 'The Midnight Hour'). During the next few years, Susie reported for BBC local radio on national politics and also took up the position of political correspondent for BBC 'Look East'.

In 1997, Susie became one of the regular presenters on BBC 'Look East'.

Carrie has worked as a presenter on various UK networks, including: BBC News 24, ITV News Channel, Five News, Sky News, Sky Sports.

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John Francis went to school in Norwich and first trained as a reporter with the Eastern Daily Press, the newspaper where his father worked. John moved away from Norfolk and into broadcasting in the West Country, working for local and network radio and for BBC Television before returning to Norwich to join Anglia Television as news presenter and reporter in 1990. His wife is a freelance television producer who has also worked with Anglia TV, and they have two young children.
Mainstay of Border TV's news team since the 1980s; occasional co-presenter of 'Lookaround', and also a Border weather presenter.
Grampian Television reporter and presenter who regularly hosts 'North Tonight' and 'The People Show'. Pauline started her journalistic career in local newspapers.
TTTV news reporter and presenter, who co-anchored 'Tyne Tees News' with Pam Royle before Mike Neville's return to the station, and the programme's relaunch as 'North East Tonight'.
(MBE). Bob left school in 1953 at the age of 15, with no qualifications. However, that proved no obstacle to establishing himself in journalism. He started as a reporter with the Kent and Sussex Courier in Tunbridge Wells and later went on to freelance for various national newspapers.

In 1969, he joined the BBC working initially as a reporter based in Northern Ireland, where he witnessed the early days of the Troubles. After a brief stint in Vietnam, he was posted to Australia in 1973; he was the BBC's first correspondent there. In 1977, he became the BBC's Tokyo correspondent and by 1983 he had moved to the States as Breakfast Time's New York correspondent.

Bob joined Sky News in 1989, where he remained one of the channel's main news presenters until his retirement in October 2003. His final shift with Sky News was on Thursday 23 October 2003; he co-presented with Vivien Creegor on the 9pm - midnight shift. He collected his MBE on 29 October 2003.

Clare read politics at Hull University. She joined the BBC as a news trainee and spent four years with BBC Radio York as a reporter. She then moved to 'Look North' in Leeds as a presenter and won the BT News Broadcaster Of The Year award for the North East and Yorkshire region, in 1998.

In the early-2000s, she spent a period in York presenting the newly launched 'Look North' for East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

She returned to the Leeds edition in 2002, fronting breakfast and lunchtime bulletins mainly.

Main anchor of 'Northern Life' in the 1980s, and also presented 'Tyne Tees Today' in the early-1990s. He didn't hang around when the programme relaunched as 'Tyne Tees News' and now presents on Century Radio.
(Formerly Lynda Wilson). Lynda joined UTV as a continuity announcer and news reader in 2007. In addition to reading the news on UTV, Lynda also appears as a news reader on GMTV Northern Ireland.
Southern and TVS reporter/presenter who left the company in the late-1980s to found Topical Television, which went on to produce 'TV Weekly' for TVS and has also produced programmes for successors Meridian Broadcasting.
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One of Northern Ireland's best known presenters and a former Northern Ireland soccer star. Jackie's long career as a sports presenter began in the mid-1970s at Ulster Television, where he remained for almost 20 years, reporting for 'UTV Reports', 'Good Evening Ulster' and 'Six Tonight'. In 1992, he changed channels to BBC Northern Ireland, covering the daily sports news on 'Inside Ulster' and 'Newsline', as well as fronting many prestigious local sports events and co-presenting 'Children In Need'.

Since April 2004, Jackie's role in the 'Newsline' programme has switched to reporting only.

Started his journalistic career at international news agency Reuters, and is best known for his time as an ITN newscaster from 1967 until December 1990 (ITN's longest serving newscaster with 23 years' service) and also a news reporter, 1963 - 1992.

He was an original member of the 'News At Ten' team in 1967. Later he became famous for his frontline reports from Afghanistan.
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A former ITN newscaster (he joined ITN in 1961), who co-hosted 'News At Ten' with Reginald Bosanquet and Alastair Burnet, Gardner moved to Thames Television in 1977 to front the newly relaunched local news magazine programme 'Thames News' which replaced 'Today' and 'Thames At Six'.

He stayed in this role until shortly before Thames went off the air at the end of 1992, and it was Gardner who announced to London viewers that Thames had lost the franchise in 1991.

Andrew Gardner died on April 2 1999, but is still remembered with great affection by television viewers in London and the South East.
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Kate started her broadcasting career as a reporter with BBC Radio Oxford before moving to ITN as a trainee journalist in 1994. She then moved to 'Central News' as a production journalist, reporter and news presenter. In 1995, Kate joined Meridian Broadcasting, and spent two years as one of the main presenters of 'Meridian Tonight'. After leaving Meridian, she has presented for BBC News 24 and Sky News. She currently is a main presenter and news reader for GMTV.
Presenter of LWT's weekly Sunday news review programme 'The Week', and news reader/reporter for LWT and Carlton London.
Siun presents the Irish language news programmes on RTÉ television.
Joined the BBC in 1958 as an announcer working on the Home Service, Third Service and Light Programme. He left in 1971 to freelance. In 1973 he joined Anglia TV as a news reader on 'About Anglia'. From 1977, he worked for LWT, IRN, BBC World Service and as a TV news reader in the United Arab Emirates. In 1981, he rejoined the BBC as an announcer on Radio 2.
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Michelle is a news presenter with ITV Yorkshire.
Tina is a reporter for 'Calendar', the ITV 1 regional news programme in the Yorkshire region. She also presents the 'Gripevine' section on the programme, taking up the concerns of people in the region with consumer-related problems.
Ben was a regular BBC News 24 presenter from the late-1990s until 2002. Since then he been working largely in a reporting role, though he does still have the odd presenting shift on BBC News 24.
(Formerly Julia Botfield). Jules was a presenter for BBC London News in the early-2000s. During 2002, she presented news bulletins for BBC 'Breakfast'. She is now a reporter with BBC News in London. She is an occasional presenter on BBC News 24.
(Formerly Sanderson). Kate joined the BBC in 1997 and became a presenter on 'Newsround'. She also worked on the 'Heaven And Earth Show' and 'Breakfast' during her seven years with the BBC.

In January 2005 she moved to 'Five News' as the presenter of the 11.30am programme.

Shiulie has a BA (Hons) law degree from the University of Kent.

In 1990, Shiulie started her television career as a news trainee at the BBC and went on to report for the BBC's 'East Midlands Today'. By 1991 she was regularly presenting their half-hour news slot.

In 1993, she joined the BBC's 'Country File' programme as a presenter and this was followed by a move in 1995 to 'Newsroom South East' as a reporter/presenter.

She joined ITN as a reporter in January 1998 and covered major events both at home and abroad. Later. she became ITN's home affairs editor working on its news service for ITV. She also occasionally presented ITV News programmes.

In July 2006, it was announced that Shiulie was to leave ITV News to join Al-Jazeera's English-language service, Al-Jazeera English. Shiulie was the opening anchor on the channel's launch in Doha on November 15 2006. In addition to her news presenting duties there, she also hosts 'Every Woman', a show focusing on women's issues.

Karin edited the student newspaper at Cambridge University, 'Varsity'. She also got involved in local radio whilst there and gained some work experience at Anglia TV. Having finished her finals, she was taken on as one of Anglia's graduate news trainees.

She presented on 'Anglia News' until c. 2004 when she joined the BBC. Karin can be seen presenting the news on BBC News 24 overnight (also shown on BBC World).

Wendy was a presenter on BBC North East's regional news programme, 'North East Tonight' in the late-1980s.
(Later Sally Faber, now Sally Johnson). Sally started at TSW as a continuity announcer/news reader. She was there under contract for one year. She then left to present the 'Ford Ski Report' for Sky Channel in 1987/1988, then 'Ski Sunday' for the BBC with David Vine in 1988/1989 (by now, Sally Faber, having married former West Wiltshire MP David Faber, the grandson of Harold MacMillan, in October 1988).

After a few years full time presenting corporate videos for companies such as Ford, Tesco, British Airways, Duty Free, BHS, National Electric and Nuclear Power, and researching, writing and presenting for BMW, Sally had her first child in 1992. She then moved to LNN at Carlton TV in London as a weather presenter. After eighteen months there, she presented a live phone-in show twice weekly on the Travel Channel and interviewed over forty celebrities.

In 1995 and again in 1996, she worked for Anglia Television on two series of 'Countrywide', where she had to take up twenty-four sports over two years, including race riding, land yachting and microlighting. Following this, she presented a series of programmes for Channel 4 on 'Polo'.

After having a second child (mid-1997), she went into semi-retirement. Sally presented a sports programme for Sky Sports for a couple of years, covering the British Polo season. More recently, she has been involved in interviewing for HCTV, a new digital channel. She lives between the USA and Gloucestershire, with her three children.

Gary is a former host of 'UTV Reports' (late-1970s), and then 'Good Evening Ulster' (1980s). He eventually moved behind the camera to become Head of News at UTV.

Since 1999, he made regular on-screen appearances both as a sports reporter and presenter.

Other TV credits: regular commentator on 'RPM' (motorsport programme, UTV, early-1990s - present).

Long serving Anglia TV continuity announcer, news reader and presenter, who was a well known face on the station from 1977. Katie remained with the station after the switch to voice only continuity until 1998 when Meridian Broadcasting took over continuity for Anglia. Recently, she has been heard on satellite TV channel Rapture.
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David's journalistic career began in 1972 as a reporter with F. Johnston newspapers. In 1976, he moved into broadcasting, becoming a reporter and news reader with Radio Forth in Edinburgh. He moved to BBC Scotland in 1978, where he was a reporter and presenter. In 1981, he took up a similar position with Scottish Television.

In 1986, David moved to ITN as a reporter. The newly launched Sky News beckoned in 1989, where he was an anchorman and foreign correspondent. From 1996 until 1998 he worked as a freelance PR consultant/broadcaster. Since 1998, David has been working as a presenter/reporter with ITV Meridian.

Among his career highlights: covered the Tiananmen Square uprising; based in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait for three months covering 'Desert Shield'; covered the fall of the Berlin Wall; based in New York and Washington covering AIDS-related stories; as an anchorman, he has covered countless 'live' breaking news stories from the studio - sometimes for hours on end.

Awards: Royal Television Society award for a series of reports on the spread of AIDS; TRICS award for an investigation into AIDS; Metropolis Prize (Paris) for best documentary (heroin addiction); Broadcast Journalist of the Year and Campaign of the Year - Shepherd Neame awards; BT award for regional journalism.

Other information: in 2008, David set up his own PR company - Glencorse Communications Ltd, based in London. He offers consultancy - including crisis management and media training - to a diverse range of clients.

David is married to Penny McDonald, managing director of Europe's biggest and most successful showbiz/music PR agency, the Outside Organisation.

Presenter on ITV Border's 'Lookaround' in the 1980s and 1990s.
Karthi graduated with a classics degree from Cambridge University, specialising in ancient archaeology and art.

She was a freelance sports presenter for '5 News' and a reporter for the BBC's entertainment show 'Liquid News'.

Karthi is currently a reporter and presenter with 'BBC London News'. She also reports for 'Grandstand' and 'Final Score' on BBC One and various sports shows on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Long serving Westcountry Television reporter and news reader, originally for the North Devon sub-region and now in the Exeter based eastern sub-region.
Bulletin presenter with 'Central News' (West).
News reader/reporter for 'ATV Today'. Rob frequently used to read the late news headlines and regularly handled the more serious, heavyweight stories in the ATV newsroom.
Amanda has presented the BBC 'Look East Close Up' news service from Cambridge since it was launched in 1997.
Angela was a regular presenter of Channel TV's former 'Telejournal' French language topicality programme.
Reporter and presenter for STV's 'Scotland Today' in the early-1980s who moved to Central TV and then on to London News Network as a reporter for 'London Today'/'London Tonight' where he remains today.
Joanna's journalistic career began in the newsroom of Fox FM in Oxfordshire. A switch to television followed, with a presenting/reporting job at Central Television and then national exposure on Sky News where she was a reporter.

In 1999, she joined the BBC, working initially as a presenter on the overnight BBC News 24/BBC World news service. By the early-2000s, Joanna was presenting weekday daytime shifts on BBC News 24.

She remains with BBC News 24 at present and also presents on BBC 'Breakfast'.

Jonny was a sports reporter with BSB from 1990 to 1991. From 1997 until 2001 he was a sports/news presenter at Channel 5. He then moved to ITV Sport as a football presenter; he remained in this role until 2003.

However, during 2002, Jonny was also a football narrator for Channel 4's 'Football Italia' and a football reporter for Prem Plus.

Since 2008, Jonny has been a news commentator for Sky News, where he reviews the newspapers and provides comment and analysis on sports events at weekends.

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Starting her career in local newspapers, Kirstin joined Grampian Television as a trainee reporter in 1995 and is now one of the main presenters of 'North Tonight'.
Mike started his broadcasting career as a radio presenter on Radio Forth in 1974. In 1979, he joined BBC Scotland as a continuity announcer. The following year, he moved over to STV where he was a continuity announcer, news reader and sub-editor, until 1990. Mike then moved into production for STV, working as a producer/director until 1999, when he went freelance.

Mike also lectures at Napier University and Glasgow Metropolitan College.

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Carrie was born in Bahrain and educated in England and Scotland. She graduated with a first class degree in philosophy, politics and economics in 1984. She moved to China, where she taught English and economics for a year before returning to the UK to set up a small film business.

In 1987, she got a job as a production trainee with the BBC World Service. From 1991 until 1995, she reported from Beijing. Then it was back to school to further enhance her academic qualifications, earning an MA in design for interactive media and completing a degree in Mandarin Chinese. She then returned to the Beijing bureau for two years.

Carrie returned to the UK in 1999, initially presenting on the BBC World Service. She is currently a presenter on BBC News 24, covering morning shifts mostly, on Friday and Saturday.

Harry started doing match reports for BBC Radio Leeds in 1971. At the time, he was a history teacher. He joined the radio station full time in 1978; he became sports editor on 1980.

C. 1983, Harry became a regular face on BBC North's regional news programme, 'Look North'.

He also worked on the 'Today' programme for BBC Radio 4, presented 'Grandstand' a few times and was a regular on BBC Network sports programmes for 25 years.

In 1994, he became Public Affairs Executive for the Rugby League. A year later, he returned to broadcasting and presented the BBC's 'South Today'.

In 1999, Harry returned to 'Look North' after a five year break.

Natalie's career started off in newspaper journalism with The Staines and Egham News and Surrey Herald. She then moved into broadcasting, joining County Sound in Guildford.

Television was next; Natalie was a news reporter at TVS and then Meridian. She went on to become a presenter on 'Meridian Tonight'.

Natalie is now a reporter with 'Anglia News' in the East of the region.

One of Granada Television's best known news anchors who hosted 'Granada Reports' in the 1970s, 1980s and first half of the 1990s (the programme title changed to 'Granada Tonight' in 1990). Greaves is also synonymous with the 'Granada Action' social and community affairs strand. In a similar vein, he also presented 'Scramble', Granada's local series for the unemployed and low-waged.

TTVRP contributor, Ian Halsall, wrote in with his memories of Bob: "From my memory of Bob Greaves when I lived in the North West, he became a bit of a cult symbol in the early-1990s. Known as 'Happening Bob' in true Manchester style, he jokingly sold himself on 'Granada Tonight' as a pop pundit. I remember t-shirts being available in selected high street record stores in Manchester of Bob's face with the above slogan similar to Sarah Lancashire (of Coronation Street Raquel fame) being sold on similar white t-shirts to say 'voulez vous couchet avec moi ce soir?'

"Bob is also renowned from an early 'It'll Be Alright On The Night' owing to an association with an elephant at Chester Zoo which tried to fondle a certain part of his anatomy with it's trunk - (on par with Yorkshire TV's Richard Whiteley and the legendary ferret!). Finally I also recall Bob side-by-side with former 'North West Tonight' anchor and local news rival Stuart Hall who left the BBC and regularly appeared on 'Granada Tonight' in the very early 90s doing a weekly piece 'Greaves And Hall'."

Jimmy Greeley was one of the original lineup of RTÉ Radio 2 DJs. In the early-1990s, Jimmy was a relief television news presenter at RTÉ; he also covered news reading shifts on RTÉ Radio 1. By the mid-1990s Jimmy had moved to Dublin based radio station 98FM where he was a news reader. Since 2006, Jimmy has been presenting a restaurant review programme on local TV station, City Channel.
One of the original announcing team at Ulster Television, Jimmy's duties as an announcer and news reader ran from 1959 to 1965. He also presented 'Roundabout' in 1962, replacing Ivor Mills.

Jimmy left the station in 1965 to pursue an acting career in London, and has since appeared in 'Casualty', 'Heartbeat', 'Holby City', 'William And Mary' and a Camay soap commercial, along with Nicola Paget.

Reporter/news reader and relief presenter for 'Thames News' from the mid-1980s. Paul joined LNN (news provider to Carlton London and LWT) at its launch in 1993 as its main news reader on local news bulletins. Paul is still with the ITV London news programme.
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BBC Radio Home Service announcer, 1949 - 1960. Appeared as the announcer on BBC Radio's 'The Goon Show', 1953 - 1960. BBC TV news reader, July 1954 until May 1957. Greenslade was a large, bespectacled man who was remembered for always taking off his glasses at the end of a news bulletin. Presenter, BBC Radio 4's 'Today' in 1960. He died on 21 April 1961, aged 48.
Yorkshire Television's news editor who also fronted news bulletins for the station. Jim went on to work in public relations for South Yorkshire Police. He died in October 2003, and a memorial service took place on October 25 2003 at the Kingdom Hall, Eckington.
Anne was a presenter on UTV's local news magazine programme 'Roundabout'; she was also an announcer at the station. She left Ulster Television to join Anglia TV's 'About Anglia' in 1962, before moving to the BBC in London where she was an in-vision announcer from 1963 until 1964.

She was well known for her work on the 'Holiday' programme from 1980 until 1991. She was also a BBC Radio 4 announcer in 1982.

Anne lost a battle against cancer on September 06 2006; she was 66.

1990s Anglia News journalist/presenter who moved to ITN where she presented on the ITN News Channel and on the 'ITV Early Morning News'.
Tracey-Anne started off with Downtown Radio as a news reader from the late-1980s. She moved into television c. 1992, becoming a continuity announcer and news reader on Ulster Television.

Tracey-Anne moved to London in 1996 to take up an announcing role with Channel 4; she is also heard on E4 and regularly voices FilmFour trails. Tracey-Anne has also worked for Sky News, Living TV and Discovery.

Main host of Thames' local news magazine programme 'Today' (1970 - 1977). He is best remembered for his infamous interview with the Sex Pistols on that programme in 1976, which has been repeated ad infinitum on scores of nostalgic television documentaries and theme nights. The incident caused something of an uproar at the time, but, looking back at it from today's perspective, the episode seems pretty inoffensive. Grundy and 'Today' made way for a new, 'newsier' programme, 'Thames At Six' a year later.
Anglia Television news reader and presenter in the early-1990s who moved on to read the news on BBC Radio 2.
Central TV sports presenter who joined the company in 1982 and remains with Carlton Television's 'Central News' today. Before joining Central, Bob worked for the BBC, and he also freelanced for ITV since the early-1980s. He hosts all of Central's major sports shows, and is also well known to viewers across the UK for his work as a football reporter on many networked ITV sports shows. Bob has also worked for ITN and also for 'Channel 4 Daily'.
Stuart was a presenter on the BBC North West regional news programme from 1964 until 1990 and fondly remembered for his continual laughing as a presenter on 'It's A Knockout' from 1972 until 1982.

He switched to Granada TV in 1991.

Since the late-1950s, he has been a regular on BBC Radio (currently BBC Radio 5 Live) using his great love of the English language within football reports from the North West region.
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RTÉ news presenter.
Best known for his time as a high profile reporter on ITN, 1978 - 1989, Jeremy Hands left to join Anglia TV from 1989. He died in March 1999.
'ATV Midlands News' and 'Midland Montage' news reporter who went on to anchor 'ATV Today' in the early-1970s. Reg continued his career with Central Television and worked from time to time as a presenter on 'Central Weekend' with Sue Jay and Andy Craig, and also as a presenter of the political programme 'Central Lobby'. He currently works as a producer with Carlton TV.
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Yorkshire Television reporter and presenter for many years, Alan has also fronted several other local topicality programmes for the station, and also manned the Lincolnshire patch for Calendar. Alan retired from YTV in 2002 but can now be heard presenting on BBC Radio Lincolnshire every weekday.
Thames Television presenter, 1972 - 1977 and reporter, 1968 - 1974. He also presented 'Thames Report' in the early-1980s.
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Reporter and news reader for Southern Television in the 1970s and 1980s and for its successor, TVS.
BBC TV 'Nationwide' reporter between 1975 and 1979 who went on to anchor BBC Northern Ireland's 'Scene Around Six' in the early-1980s.
Reporter, BBC Southampton's 'South Today', 1968 until 1976 and a presenter of the programme in 1988. He presented BBC Bristol's 'Points West' from 1976 to 1982. He was a BBC TV national news reader, July 1985 until October 1987 and between February 1988 until December 1997, appearing on the 'One O'Clock News', 'Six O'Clock News', 'Nine O'Clock News' and 'News View'. Also a presenter of BBC TV's 'Breakfast News' 1993 - TBC. More recently he has appeared on BBC News 24 and as one of the main anchors for the ITV News Channel.
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One of the main anchors of Grampian's 'North Tonight' programme who also fronts 'The People Show' and stands in on 'Grampian Midweek'.
Joining the station fresh from a post-graduate course in journalism, Katy Haswell was Westcountry's first 'Westcountry Live' co-anchor, presenting the programme with experienced hand David Foster from the beginning of 1993. A vivacious character, Katy went on to front news bulletins for London News Network and ITN's News Channel, and was the subject of a pictorial feature in lads' mag FHM.

Katy left Westcountry in late-1994 to pursue her national career and was replaced on the anchor set by Alison John.

Katy was an ITN newscaster on 'World News' and 'Morning News', September 1995 - 1996. She was also relief presenter on LNN's 'London Tonight' in December 1997 and presented the late night bulletins in July 1997 and since April 1998.
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Gerald was a presenter and reporter on BBC 'Points West' in the 1980s.
Continuity announcer/news reader with Ulster Television from the mid-1970s until the mid-1980s.
Original member of BBC Leeds' Look North team who then moved to London as a BBC TV News home reporter, 1974 - 1980 and 1983 - 1986. He was South Africa correspondent, 1980 - 1983.

Philip was a BBC TV relief news reader in April 1984, and between May 1985 and July 1985. He joined permanently in July 1986, remaining until January 1994. Relief presenter, 'Breakfast News', 1992 - 1994. Presenter on BBC Manchester's 'North West Tonight' in 1994, and news reader on BBC World in 1995.

More recently, he has presented on BBC News 24 and appeared again on BBC One reading the weekend news in August 2001.

In September 2005, Philip left the BBC because of a personality clash with a presenting colleague.
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Ably manned the 'TSW Today' newsdesk right up until the very last programme on 31 December 1992. He then moved to present 'Central News' (East) from Nottingham. Recently, he switched sides to front the BBC's 'East Midlands Today'.
Main presenter of Scottish Television's 'Scotland Today', often the lunchtime programme, since autumn 2000. Before that, Sarah hosted 'S2 Live' on Scottish digital channel, S2.
Reporter and presenter with 'Anglia News West' since March 1998.
Fiona's journalistic career began in the late-1980s in her native Northern Ireland at BBC Radio Foyle in Derry. In 1988 she moved across the Irish Sea to BBC Scotland where she presented and reported for 'Reporting Scotland' and other current affairs programmes.

In 1989, she returned to Northern Ireland and took up a presenting and reporting role for the BBC in Belfast, working on both radio and television in news and current affairs.

In 1991, she returned to BBC Scotland, becoming part of the presenting and reporting team on 'Reporting Scotland'. She is still with the programme.

She has also presented 'Good Morning Scotland' and 'Newsdrive' on BBC Radio Scotland and contributes to 'Woman's Hour' on BBC Radio 4.

Martin was a presenter with BBC 'North West Tonight' from the 1980s until 2004.

In 2004, Martin retired from broadcasting to concentrate on media training.
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Channel TV reporter and presenter who went on to work as a camerawoman - the first in the ITV network.
Former Channel Television reporter and presenter who went on to become managing director of the station.
Sasha has presented on the ITV News Channel, ITV 1 summaries, 'ITV Morning News' and 'London Tonight'; she has also been a news reporter for ITV News and Sky News and a features reporter for '5 News'.

Sasha appears regularly on LBC radio as a commentator and guest.

She specialises in music, and also Chinese politics and history, and speaks Mandarin Chinese.

Main co-anchor of HTV's 'Wales At Six', and then 'Wales Tonight' in the late-1980s and 1990s, and still occasionally appears on the nightly ITV Wales news programme.

She began her broadcasting career with BBC Wales where she spent 6 years as a researcher, sub-editor and reporter, and then joined HTV in 1983 as a reporter/presenter. She is also a presenter/producer of HTV's weekly arts programme 'High Performance', and her programme 'Not A Bad Voice', a tribute to Sir Geraint Evans on his 70th birthday, won the 1992 BAFTA Cymru award for Best Contribution To Music Entertainment.

Nicola now presents a daily show on BBC Radio Wales.

Jane's first job in broadcasting was with BBC local radio at the age of 16.

She studied politics at London University and joined the BBC full time in late-1991. She was a producer with BBC Radio Five Live for 18 months. On completing the BBC Regional News Trainee Scheme, Jane moved into television.

She was a presenter on BBC Southampton's 'South Today' in 1997. Later that year. she joined BBC News 24 when it launched. She is still with the channel today.

During her time with the 24 hour news channel, Jane has anchored live coverage of many key news stories: the aftermath of September 11th; the first anniversary commemorations at Ground Zero in New York; the war in Iraq - broadcasting for nearly eight hours continuously.

As well as her BBC News 24 role, Jane also occasionally presents BBC One weekend bulletins and the weekday 'One O'Clock News'.

Current main anchor of ITV 1 Wales news programme 'Wales Tonight'. Jonathan has been a key news presenter for the channel for the last few years after joining the company as a news reporter in 1993. He has also reported and presented for 'Wales This Week' and his investigation into a notorious Welsh murder case won a BAFTA Award.
Carol's first broadcasting experience was as a volunteer with a local hospital radio station in London.

Carol is now a news reader with BBC 'East Midlands Today'.

Anglia TV news reader in the early-1960s.
Bruce Hockin retired from his job as HTV News anchorman in 1996, but still holds the record as ITV's longest serving news reader, with more than thirty continuous years in the job.

He started his television career with HTV's predecessor, TWW, and moved over to Harlech to front the West of England regional news magazine 'Report' in 1968. HTV later changed the programme's name to 'HTV News' but Hockin remained in the main presenter's chair, working with numerous co-presenters over the years, including Jan Leeming, Alison Holloway, Richard Wyatt, Sue King, and Patricia Yorston.

Hockin had a particular interest in crime busting, and for many years fronted the HTV West version of 'Police Five'. After officially retiring from the company, he continued to write and present the weekly 'Crimestoppers' slot. Although retired, Bruce is president of the Bristol Hospital Broadcasting Service. Bruce has been known to make occasional broadcasts on there himself! Bruce also serves as a director on Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, and Avon and Somerset Crimestoppers boards. He is also a patron of the Skin Cancer Research Fund.

Alyson was an announcer/news reader with Ulster Television for a short period in the early-1980s. She has also worked for BBC Radio Ulster.

Today, Alyson runs her own cosmetics company based in Antrim.

James was a presenter on BBC 'Look North' from 1966 until 1970. He then moved to national TV, where he worked as a reporter on various BBC programmes: '24 Hours' (1970 - 1971), 'Nationwide' (1972 - 1982) and 'Newsnight' (1982 - 1988).
Alison Holloway started her television career amazingly young at the age of 17 as a continuity announcer and news reader at Westward Television. She was soon poached by HTV West in Bristol, at first joining the company as a reporter/presenter, but eventually graduating to co-anchor HTV News with veteran news reader Bruce Hockin.

Holloway remained with the station through most of the 1980s, combining her news duties with presenting many other local programmes for HTV West, including the 'Good Neighbour Show' and the networked 'Animal Express'. She left to join the newly-formed Sky News as one of its main presenters, but didn't stay for long, and for a while kept a low profile.

She re-emerged in 1993 as co-presenter of 'Meridian Tonight' from Maidstone, but after a short while left the company and the country for a new life in Los Angeles, where she still now lives. She was briefly married to comedian Jim Davidson, having met him whilst interviewing him for the entertainment slot on 'HTV News'. A whirlwind romance and wedding followed, but the marriage soon ended in acrimony, well documented by the tabloid press.

BBC News home reporter, 1956 - 1961; BBC TV News assistant parliamentary correspondent, 1961 - 1963; assistant political correspondent, 1963 - 1970; deputy political editor, 1970 - 1972; political editor, 1975 - 1980.

BBC Two news reader on 'News Extra', October 1973 until February 1975. Holmes moved into BBC management in 1973 and between 1980 and 1985. He is married to Linda Alexander (of 'Newsnight' and a relief BBC TV news reader in 1982).
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BBC Radio Overseas/Third Programme announcer, 1945 - 1979. BBC TV news reader, July 1954 until May 1957. He died on 15 April 1986, aged 69.
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After studying journalism at Belfast College of Business Studies, Eamonn worked briefly for a trade magazine before joining Ulster Television in 1981 as a presenter/reporter on a farming programme, 'Farming Ulster'. He also reported on sport. In 1982, Eamonn took over from Gloria Hunniford on 'Good Evening Ulster' which he presented until his move to BBC Manchester in September 1986, to present 'Open Air'.

In 1989, Eamonn was asked to host BBC One's 'Holiday' programme. In the early-1990s, he was a sports news presenter on 'Breakfast Time'.

From January 1993, Eamonn was one of the original team of presenters at GMTV.

In October 2005, he joined the Sunrise team on Sky News, co-presenting with Lorna Dunkley. Eamonn had quit GMTV earlier in the year.

Eamonn also currently presents a radio show on BBC Radio 5 Live every Saturday; he has a column in the Sunday People newspaper; he presents an easy listening music show on London's 105.4FM every Sunday; and he hosts 'The National Lottery Jetset' on BBC One.

Eamonn launched his autobiography 'This Is My Life' in May 2006.

Other TV programmes that Eamonn has been involved with: 'Check It Out' (consumer affairs programme, UTV); 'All Mixed Up' (quiz, UTV).
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Granada Television continuity announcer from 1961 until 1964 and also a regional presenter for Thames TV in London in 1968. He later built up somewhat of a cult following amongst students as the long serving host of Central TV's 'Blockbusters' on ITV in the 1980s and early-1990s.
Cornishman Gordon Honeycombe was a reporter and news reader for ITN (1965 - 1977) who joined TV-am as the main news bulletin reader (1984 - 1989). Honeycombe always seemed warm but stern while on screen. Off camera, he was a flamboyant, fun-loving character with a devilish sense of humour.

Gordon now lives in Australia.

He returned to ITN for one night (22 September 2005), as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations, to co-present the 'ITV Evening News'.
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Russell Hookey moved to Channel TV from the Chrysalis Group in London where he had been news reading on London radio stations Heart 106.2 and LBC 97.3 (often heard as a regular member of Sandi Toksvig's team) and also presenting on LBC News 1152. Prior to that he worked in commercial and BBC radio in the regions for more than twelve years as a news reader, producer and reporter and occasionally popped up covering stories for television with BBC 'South Today'.

At Channel TV, Russell was initially a stand-in presenter on 'Channel Report'; he later became one of the programme's regular presenters. He also provided continuity announcements at Channel TV.

Russell later moved to ITV Border, where he currently presents bulletins and fills in on the main 'Lookaround' programme.

HTV 'Wales At Six' mainstay in the early-1980s, with Liz Lloyd Griffiths.
Nina studied English language and linguistics at Durham University, before gaining a post-graduate diploma in broadcast journalism at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston.

On graduating, Nina was selected for a traineeship at Border Television in Carlisle. Whilst there, she was a reporter, presenter and producer.

In 2000, Nina moved to London take up a presenting job with The Medical Channel. In 2001, she joined the BBC and became a regular presenter and reporter on 'BBC London News'.

In November 2004, Nina moved to ITN where she has presented on 'London Tonight'. Since early-2006 she has been the regular co-presenter of the 'ITV Evening News'.
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The main female co-anchor of ATV's main evening news programme, 'ATV Today', in the 1970s.
Well known Thames Television announcer and news reader (from the late-1970s to 1992) and LWT continuity announcer. Robin was also a familiar voice to viewers across the ITV network, for his voice-overs at award ceremonies and the Royal Variety Show. Robin has also been heard as the voice of the questions on Channel 5's '100%'; he also presented the channel's 'One To Win' gameshow.
Rebecca is a presenter with Channel Television.
Started her television career as a news reader and announcer on HTV West in the early-1980s. She then moved to TSW as a continuity announcer in the mid-1980s before moving to BBC TV South as their early morning news reader. Jenny is probably best known for her time as co-presenter with Des Lynam of 'How Do They Do That?'. She now presents 'ITV West News' from Bristol.
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His early TV career was based at TWW in Cardiff, which he joined after a spell as a reporter on the local Western Mail newspaper. He joined BBC TV News as a reporter in 1970; later positions included New York correspondent, 1972 - 1974, Washington correspondent, 1974 - 1977, South Africa correspondent, 1977 - 1980, diplomatic correspondent, 1980 - 1981 and a BBC TV news reader from June 1981 until December 1984, mainly on the 'Nine O'Clock News'.

From July 1989 to March 1998, he appeared semi-regularly as a relief news reader. Since 1987 he has been one of the main presenters on BBC Radio 4's 'Today' as well as presenting Radio 4's 'On the Ropes', and from 1993 until 2003, BBC One's 'On the Record'.

He was named Journalist of the Year in 2000 in an awards ceremony organised by The House magazine and Channel 4.
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Gloria's broadcasting career began in 1969 as a news and current affairs reporter. She spent the 1970s and early-1980s working in that area for BBC Northern Ireland and Ulster Television. In 1979, she became one of the main anchors on Ulster Television's relaunched local news programme, 'Good Evening Ulster'.

In 1982, she moved across the Irish Sea to the BBC in London where she became the first woman to have her own daily show on BBC Radio 2. Gloria's show remained in the Radio 2 schedule until May 1995.

In 1994, Gloria became the regular presenter of ITV's flagship Sunday morning religious magazine programme 'Sunday' and 'Sunday Live'.

In April 1998, she hosted a regular weekday afternoon lifestyle show on Channel 5, 'Open House', delivering the channel some of its highest daytime ratings. 'Open House' continued until December 2002.

Gloria has presented and been involved with many TV programmes over the years - a sample: 'Time Off With...' (BBC); 'Through The Keyhole' (BBC); 'Celebrity Ready, Steady, Cook' (BBC); 'Today's The Day' (BBC); 'Shooting Stars' (BBC); 'Going Going Gone' (BBC); 'Call My Bluff' (BBC); 'Kilroy' (BBC); 'Esther' (BBC); 'It's Only TV And I Like It' (BBC); 'Countdown' (Ch 4); 'This Morning' (ITV); 'Wogan' (stand-in presenter, BBC); 'We Love TV' (LWT); 'Something For The Weekend' (BBC NI); 'Family Affairs' (co-hosted with daughter Caron Keating, BBC); 'Cashwise' (BBC); 'Good Fortune' (BBC); 'That's Showbusiness' (BBC).

She has won many prestigious awards during her 30 year career including TV Personality of the Year, Radio Personality of the Year and Best Dressed Female. She is a patron of a number of deserving charities and dedicates much time to the good causes she supports. Gloria was President of the Television and Radio Industries Club 1999 - 2000 and received the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.

STV reporter and news bulletin presenter.
Granada Television news presenter in the late-1980s and early-1990s, fronting 'Granada Reports', 'Granada Tonight', and later the community orientated 'Granada Action'. After leaving Granada TV, Huntley branched out into a range of broadcasting related work, including media training for Bristol based BBS.
Mishal joined the BBC as a producer. She then became a business reporter and presenter. In September 2000 she became the launch presenter of 'Asia Business Report' (based in Singapore). She later returned to London to co-present 'World Business Report'.

Mishal is a regular business and news presenter on BBC World.

In early-2006, she was appointed as one of the new regular presenters of the BBC One/BBC News 24 'Breakfast' programme.

Other TV projects: Mishal has also appeared on BBC One's 'Real Story' and presents 'Hardtalk Extra' - an interview-based programme focusing on the world of the arts.

Gillian worked briefly as a continuity announcer with UTV c. 1996. She then disappeared off our screens, turning up again a few years later as a reporter on 'UTV Live' and presenter of 'UTV Life'. Since early-2002, Gillian has been reading the news on local radio stations Downtown Radio and Cool FM.
Kim is a freelance TV presenter and reporter. She is also available for corporate filming and voice-over work. To date, credits include a variety of information voice-overs and health and safety videos.

Kim is an experienced public speaker and offers training to equip people with the skills necessary to help them look and speak better and feel more at ease addressing an audience. She also visits schools and colleges explaining the world of news, what makes a news story and how to tell it.

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1995 - 2008: news, programme presenter and reporter for ITV Tyne Tees, including 'North East Tonight', 'Call Dr Jane', 'Property Matters' and 'Past Crimes'. Kim also presented 'This Morning' with Phillip Schofield.

1993 - 1995: presenter and reporter at Border TV, Carlisle.

Kim has a degree in French/Italian from the University of Manchester. She is also a fully-qualified journalist.

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Joan started in broadcasting at Radio Tay in 1982. She moved to Grampian in 1983 where she presented 'North Tonight' and various news documentaries. She moved into presenting politics and current affairs, hosting 'Crossfire' which she combined with establishing her own media company, The Fifth Business.

Joan left television shortly after the SMG takeover. She was the runner-up in Scottish Businesswoman of the Year 2000. Joan obtained an MA (Hons) in politics and jurisprudence from Dundee University and an MBA from Aberdeen University.

Co-anchor of 'Thames News' with Andrew Gardner throughout most of the 1980s; this pair were probably the programme's most famous double act.
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Jayne's early on-screen appearances for TV-am were as a news bulletin presenter. Later on, she became one of the station's main anchors, both on 'Good Morning Britain' and 'After Nine'. Jayne went on to present for various regional companies, including 'Westcountry Focus' for Westcountry Television, and also the Living satellite channel. In 1999, she presented the 'Cheating Hearts' strand on Talk Radio.
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Mariam started with the BBC as a freelance reporter for BBC Three Counties Radio in 1991. She became permanent staff two years later.

In January 1996, Mariam joined BBC 'Look East'. During her time there she has carried out a variety of jobs, including reporting for 'East At Westminster', Ceefax and News Online.

Mariam now reads the breakfast bulletins on BBC 'Look East'.

Westcountry TV news reporter and regional bulletin presenter. She also occasionally co-anchors the main nightly 'Westcountry Live' show.
Blair's career as a broadcast journalist began on the news desk at BBC Solent in Southampton. He later moved to BBC Radio Humberside where he presented the tea-time programme initially. He now presents a daily phone-in programme at the station - 'Soapbox'.

Blair also presents television news bulletins for 'Look North'.

Becky graduated from the University of Luton in 1997 with a BA Hons in media performance.

She started off in broadcasting at Vibe FM, eventually becoming the co-presenter on the breakfast show. Since then she has had a varied career: weather girl for Anglia TV; reporter and presenter on BBC's 'Newsround' (November 2001 - February 2003); co-presenter on the breakfast show at Capital Radio (March 2003 - December 2004); presenter and reporter for GMTV's 'Entertainment Today'; co-presenter 'The Wright Stuff' on Five; presenter, Sky Sports News.

In May 2005, Becky returned to 'Anglia News' as a presenter and reporter.

(Brocklebank). Westcountry TV news reporter and main presenter of the station's eastern sub-region local news opt-out for several years from 1993. Sheila went on to join former Westcountry colleague David Foster as one of the main anchors on Sky News.
Presenter of 'Seven Days', the topical Sunday news magazine, which is networked across Scottish Television and Grampian Television transmission areas.
Tina was a presenter with BBC 'Points West' in 1982. In 1983, she joined Thames TV as news reader, becoming one of the main anchors there in 1985. She left Thames in 1985.

She later moved to Sky News to present the Wild West End strand within 'Live at Five'.

David began his broadcasting life in radio. His first job was with BBC Radio 4 on 'The World At One'. He was the first voice on LBC.

David then moved into television and was involved with various current affairs programmes and programmes specialising in miscarriages of justice: 'Rough Justice' (BBC); 'Trial And Error' (Channel 4).

In 2000, he left broadcasting temporarily to become Commissioner on the Criminal Cases Review Commission.

In 1998, he was awarded the RTS Special Award for his career in investigating miscarriages of justice.

David currently presents news programmes for BBC World as well as writing documentaries.

Annie was a continuity announcer for Tyne Tees TV, HTV West and LWT in 1984. She also presented several programmes for HTV, including co-anchoring the main nightly news programme with fellow presenters Bruce Hockin, Richard Wyatt and Alison Holloway.

Sadly, Annie died in late-1990. She is remembered for her warmth, her sense of fun and her sincerity.

Former newspaper journalist who has co-hosted 'Westcountry Live' since 1995, first with David Foster and later with Richard Bath.
Roger's broadcasting career began in local radio in 1988. He has worked on BBC local radio in Suthampton and Manchester.

Since 1997, he has been a sports presenter with BBC South's 'South Today', He also acts as stand-in for Sally Taylor.

Roger has also appeared on screen on BBC News 24 and BBC 'Final Score'.

Jeanie Johnston has been with Ulster Television since 1978. Much of her time with the station has been spent as a reporter within the news department. She has also occasionally presented UTV news bulletins.

Jeanie was features editor at UTV until 2009, when she left the station as part of a voluntary redundancy programme.

Legendary East of England television presenter, who started with Anglia in 1959, and went on to become the first host of the regional news magazine programme 'About Anglia' from 1960 to 1965. Joice continued to present his farming diary, and also 'Bygones', an Anglia local programme that made it to the ITV network.
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1990s 'Anglia News' anchor, who moved on to report and present for BBC News 24, latterly as Midlands correspondent. She is now arts correspondent for BBC Radio.
Sally was a presenter on 'Central News' in the West Midlands in the mid-1980s. She went on to become a national sports presenter on the BBC's 'Breakfast News' and has presented various BBC networked programmes She's also a former tennis champion.

Sally is now a freelance writer, journalist and broadcaster.

Career overview:
• BBC News trainee; Westward TV reporter; HTV (Wales) presenter/reporter; co-presenter 'Wales At Six'; reporter, ITN and 'Channel 4 News',
• Central TV: co-presenter 'Central News'; reporter, 'Central Lobby' - politics show.
• In the late-1980s, moved to become sport and news presenter at 'BBC Breakfast News' and Britain's first networked female sports presenter, fronting BBC TV's Olympics coverage (1988 and 1992).
• Former 'Woman's Hour' presenter from Birmingham; presented 'Transworld Sport'; 'On The Line' - BBC sports politics show; 'The Garden Party' - networked BBC magazine show from Glasgow.
• Tennis champion - 5 Blues at Oxford; World Real Tennis champion, 1989 - 1995; captained Midlands schools and Oxford University at netball; GB Universities squash champion.
• Now a prolific freelance writer, journalist and broadcaster, specialising in sport, education, business and the countryside.
• Media training: clients include the National Trust and British three-day event team.
• Press officer of the Real Tennis and Rackets Association.
• Research and place articles and organise media coverage for a range of businesses, charities and sports organisations, including Neptune Investment Management, M & G Investments, Maurice Lacroix Swiss Watches, Warwickshire LTA, National Rounders Association and Beauchamp Financial Services.

Sally was educated at Coleshill Parochial School, Warwickshire, Coleshill Grammar School and King Edward's High School for Girls, Birmingham. She has an MA in English (Hons) from St Hugh's College, Oxford.

Hobbies: governor of King Edward's Schools Foundation in Birmingham; governor of King Edward's Grammar School, Handsworth; sport - especially racket sports; quizzes - semi-finalist on 'Mastermind'; also won 'Krypton Factor', 'Fifteen-To-One' and 'Sale of the Century' (youngest ever winner); drama - playwriting and acting in amateur theatricals; local history - won an award for a book on Georgian Warwickshire; music - play the harp; gardening - keen amateur naturalist.

Sally lives in Warwickshire, Birmingham and West London with husband, property developer John Grant, and teenage children, Roly and Madeline, both keen games-players, who also write (freelance) and model.
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Anna began her professional career as the editor of a business magazine in the late-1980s. She joined the BBC in 1992, working initially as a senior producer in the BBC's business department. During her time there she also edited and reported for 'Business Breakfast' and 'World Business Report' in London and New York.

She joined BBC World as a presenter in 1996 and switched to business presenting on BBC News 24 at its launch in 1997. In 1999, she presented 'Business Breakfast' and later that year reverted to a news presenting role on BBC News 24.

In 2005, Anna left the BBC and joined Sky News as a presenter.

Catherine started her professional career in the newsroom of Buckinghamshire based local radio station Mix 96 in 1994. She has also worked for Independent Radio News and News Direct radio in London.

Since c. 2005, Catherine has been a presenter on 'Five News'.

Joined BBC Sport as broadcast journalist for BBC News 24 in 1998. Moved to news presenting at BBC News 24 and BBC World in 1999. From October 2000, he appeared as presenter of BBC TV's 'Breakfast' and an occasional news reader on the 'One O'Clock News' and 'Six O'Clock News'. He subsequently became the second presenter of the 'One O'Clock News'.
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Gillian did a post graduate in journalism at City University. Her first broadcast job was with BBC 'North West Tonight' in 1991. She previously worked at BBC Pebble Mill whilst studying for her degree.

She later became a radio reporter and producer with Radio Merseyside. In 1998 she moved to London, and took up a post as news reader with BBC Radio 1.

By the late-1990s, Gillian was presenting on BBC 'Newsroom South East'. Subsequent roles included presenting on BBC 'Breakfast' and BBC News 24.

In 2005, Gillian moved to Sky News where she is a presenter.

Jackie is currently a freelance TV presenter, reporter and writer.

She can regularly be seen reporting for ITV News, and occasionally presenting the 'ITV Morning News'. She also presents bulletins for ITV London, including late-night updates and the early-morning GMTV summaries. She is also a regular presenter on Setanta Sports News.

Jackie was born in Coventry but brought up in Ireland. She studied zoology at Trinity College, Dublin. She spent several years writing articles for scientific journals and PR material for pharmaceutical companies, before moving to Jersey to take a job as a trainee reporter on the Jersey Evening Post. Two years later, she was offered a job at Jersey's Channel TV.

After six months, she moved back to the mainland and quickly landed a job as a reporter and presenter at ITV West in Bristol.

Between 1996 and 1998, Jackie worked her way up through the ranks of HTV, from crime reporter and co-presenter of a crime series and various documentaries, to regular presenter of the station's news programmes.

She then decided to go freelance, picking up reporting/presenting roles at ITV Central, Five and GMTV.

GMTV later offered Jackie a contract. During her time there, she covered a number of major news stories, including the Soham murders, the Washington sniper attacks, the 2004 Athens Olympics, the aftermath of the Asian tsunami and the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

In January 2008, Jackie left GMTV to work as a freelance TV reporter/presenter.

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Scottish TV reporter and news presenter who joined the station straight after completing her degree in media studies and politics at Stirling and diploma in journalism at Strathclyde University.
Natasha has an Oxford degree in English and after leaving university worked as part of Neil Kinnock's advisory team. She joined Meridian TV in 1997 and after a spell reading the breakfast bulletins for the South East, rapidly moved to a main presenter's role on 'Meridian Tonight', the station's evening news programme from Southampton.

In 1999 she joined LNN to present 'London Tonight' alongside Alastair Stewart. She also presented the daytime version of the programme 'London Today' as well as LWT's live Sunday morning current affairs programme 'Seven Days'.

In 2000, Natasha moved to Sky to host 'Live At Five' for Sky News. The BBC was the next stop in 2002, where she replaced Sophie Raworth on 'Breakfast'.

In 2004, Natasha took part in the BBC 'Strictly Come Dancing' programme. She and dancing partner Brendan Cole went on to win the competition. She co-hosted the second series of the programme with Bruce Forsyth.

March 2005 and Natasha is named Newcaster Of The Year at the TRIC awards (Television and Radio Industry). In August 2005 she married investment banker Justin Bower.

Natasha moved to the BBC 'Six O'Clock News' in Autumn 2005 replacing Sophie Raworth who had gone on maternity leave. In spring 2006, Natasha was confirmed as a permanent presenter on the programme, following the announcement that Sophie Raworth was to move to the 'One O'Clock News' on her return from maternity leave, taking over from Anna Ford who retired from news presenting in April 2006.

Priya's first broadcasting job was as a reporter and news reader with Lincs FM. Six months later she moved to the BBC Asian Network in 2002 where she was the East Midlands reporter. She later became a regular presenter of BBC 'East Midlands Today' before moving to 'Five News' as a presenter in December 2005.
Bernadette trained as a BBC reporter in 1988 and worked subsequently at BBC Radio Derby, BBC Radio York, BBC Radio Cornall and BBC Radio Ulster.

In 1990, she joined BBC 'Midlands Today' as a presenter.

She currently presents on BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester in addition to occasional appearances on 'Midlands Today'.

Rex was an ITN newscaster from October 1955 to January 1956. From 1956 to 1970, he was responsible for UNESCO's English radio and television programmes.
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Reporter BBC TV's 'Panorama', 1958 - 1962 and presenter in 1982. Reporter, 'This Week', 1965 - 1968. ITN newscaster on lunchtime programme 'First Report', October 1972 until January 1976. In 1980 he both wrote and presented 'Ireland - A Television History'. Appeared briefly as one of the 'famous five' on TV-am 1983 - 1984. Appeared on seven election nights, 1959 - 1974 and in 1983.
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Ronan Kelly has worked for UTV on and off from the early-1980s, and was the first host of 'Six Tonight', from 1987 to 1988. He has also hosted a number of local series for UTV, including 'Ronan On The Road', 'Check It Out', and 'You're On'.

Ronan reported for the UTV religious affairs programme 'The Holy Ground'. He is married to BBC Northern Ireland news reader Donna Traynor.

Ronan has also been a presenter on Downtown Radio and U105.8.

Border Television news reporter and presenter in the 1980s, who went on to front nationally networked ITV programmes, including some time spent as a stand-in guest presenter on 'This Morning'.
Reporter and presenter with BBC 'Midlands Today' from 1987 until 1992.
Born in India, Kenneth was educated at Felsted School and Oxford, where he gained a degree in modern languages. He was a BBC Radio Home Service announcer, 1948 - 1959 and a BBC TV news reader, July 1954 until March 1961 and again from July 1969 until 22 December 1981. He was also a BBC TV in-vision announcer, 1960 - 1961.

Kenneth freelanced from 1961 - 1969 as a presenter: BBC TV children's 'Pit Your Wits', 1961 - 1963, 'Fascinating Facts', 1963 - 1964 and BBC regional TV's 'Town And Around' in 1969. He also appeared in a 'Dr Who' story as a news reader in 1966, and in the mid-1960s anchored Southern Television's nightly magazine 'Day By Day'. In December 1957 he became the first BBC TV news reader to be named, when his name was superimposed on to the screen. He also famously lost a tooth whilst reading the BBC Two news in July 1979.

Later, he presented Channel 4's 'Treasure Hunt', from 1982, and then retired to live on the Isle of Wight where he opened an art gallery, specialising in the work of local painters. He devoted much of his time to his favourite charities, music and cooking, as well as racing and the theatre.
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ITN newscaster 1959 - 1966 and reporter 1959 - 1961 including 'Roving Report' in 1961.
Mary was born in 1956 in Clondalkin, Dublin. She was an announcer on RTÉ TV from 1978 until 1992, having worked on both of the station's TV channels. She moved to the news division, fronting news bulletins on TV and radio from 1992. In 1995 Mary presented the Eurovision Song Contest from Dublin. She went on to become involved in a number of TV productions, including her own Saturday night chat show, 'Kennedy' in 1997. From the late-1990s until 2004, Mary had been co-hosting the daytime TV programme, 'Open House'. She is now a presenter on the regional news programme, 'Nationwide'.
LWT announcer in the 1970s who also worked as a reporter and news reader for Southern TV in the 1970s. Sarah went on to become one of the presenters of the BBC's 'Sixty Minutes' news magazine, and, famously, LWT's 'Game For A Laugh'. Since then she has presented many television and radio programmes and now hangs out at BBC Radio 2.
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(Sir). ITN newscaster from April 1956 until 1958. Reporter, BBC TV's 'Panorama', 1960 - 1963, '24 Hours', 1969 - 1972, 'Tonight', 1976 - 1978 and ITV's 'This Week', 1958 - 1960.

He was also presenter of BBC Radio 4's 'The World At One', 1965 - 1966, BBC TV's 'Midweek', 1972 - 1975, 'Newsday', 1975 - 1976 and 'Did You See...?', 1980 - 1988.

He was also relief chairman of BBC TV's 'Question Time'.

Ludovic was knighted in 1994.
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Jo presents on BBC 'Look East'.
Grampian Television 'North Tonight' reporter and occasional news reader.
Andy is a sports reporter and presenter for 'North East Tonight', the ITV 1 regional news programme in the Tyne Tees region. He can often be seen presenting weekend news bulletins. Andy has also reported for Tyne Tees' version of 'Soccer Night'.
Presenter on 'Central News' (East).
Sue was poached from BBC TV South West's 'Spotlight' news programme in the mid-1980s to co-host 'Today', TSW's flagship news programme, with Chris Rogers. Ironically, Chris left a few months later to anchor 'Spotlight', so the Beeb got its revenge! Shortly afterwards, 'Today' was relaunched again as 'TSW Today' with a new set and titles, and Sue became the main anchor, assisted by Dominic Heale at the news desk, and Pete Barraclough on sport.

Sue was visibly upset by the loss of the TSW franchise, and was quite emotional during the final minutes of the last 'TSW Today' programme on 31 December 1992. She bounced back, and a few months later could be found up the M5 in Bristol, co-hosting 'HTV News' with veteran newsman Bruce Hockin. Sue recently hosted HTV West's 'Gardening Calendar' and 'A Taste Of The West'.
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Relief ITN newscaster from July 1990.
During the 1970s and 1980s, Allan was one of the main news readers on Independent Radio News; he also presented a range of programmes on LBC radio. In 1990, he joined BSB as a news presenter.

Following the closure of the BSB channels, Allan moved on and was appointed head of news at London radio station Melody FM in 1991.

He has also presented on 'The Channel 4 Daily' and for London Weekend Television.

In 1993, he moved to Sky News as a presenter. Allan is still with the channel and is one of their main presenters.

Allan is the managing director of Group K Broadcasting Ltd (link below), a consultancy specialising in media training.

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Jenny is a qualified teacher and indeed her first job was as a secondary school teacher in Northamptonshire.

She later moved to Prague to teach English there. Whilst there, she picked up some broadcast experience, presenting for Radio Free Europe.

On her return to the UK, she was a presenter and reporter for an Essex radio station before moving on to work as a news editor for radio companies in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.

Prior to moving to Norfolk, Jenny spent time in Jersey, where she presented on ITV Channel's local news programme for two years.

Jenny is currently one of the BBC 'Look East' breakfast presenters although she also occasionally covers lunchtime bulletins.

Lucy is a presenter and reporter on 'Central News' (East edition).
Tyne Tees TV news reporter and presenter, often found manning the newsdesk in the Teesside opt-out for the southern half of the region.
Andy has been a reporter and occasional presenter with BBC 'Midlands Today' since 1987.
One of the original team of three presenters on BBC Scotland's regional news programme, 'Reporting Scotland'. Douglas was also a long-serving continuity announcer at Grampian TV.
YTV news reporter and bulletin presenter who became one of the anchors of 'Calendar' (South) from Sheffield.
Adrian Lane is Westcountry's reporter/news reader in the western Cornish sub-region.
Kirsty started at the BBC as a graduate news trainee in 1985 after completing a degree in international relations at the London School of Economics and a postgrad MA in journalism from City University, London.

She then became a general news reporter in radio. In 1989, she took up a post in Budapest as stringer for the BBC World Service. In late-1991, she became a correspondent in the BBC Paris office.

C. 1994, Kirsty returned to London to take up a post as a reporter for 'Newsnight'. In summer 1995 she moved out of television to join the Sunday Times as their Paris correspondent. She remained there until 1998 when she returned to TV as Europe correspondent and presenter for 'Channel 4 News'.

In 2002, Kirsty moved to the BBC where she presented the news on BBC World and fronted the BBC Four news programme.

Reporter, BBC TV's 'Panorama' in the mid-1960s, and a national BBC TV news reader from June 1968 until December 1968. Reporter, '24 Hours' in 1969 and 'Nationwide', 1969 - 1972. Presenter, BBC TV's 'Pebble Mill At One' from 1972 until 1986, and 'Saturday Night At The Mill' from 1976 until 1981.
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Joined BBC staff in October 1955, providing sound effects for 'The Archers'. Radio announcer, 1959. Presenter, BBC Midlands 1959 - 1960 and 1964. BBC TV relief news reader, 1959 until June 1963. Later he was a commentator/producer for BBC Radio Birmingham and Radio WM.
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Heather was an announcer with Border from 1994 until the end of regular regional continuity in October 2002; this included in-vision continuity links. She has also voiced many programmes for Border, including 'Border Stories', 'Bordering On 40' and 'The Way We Were'. Heather is also a regular news reader, presenter and producer at the station.
Wayne was one of the main 'Channel Report' anchors in the 1980s. He may be familiar to readers in their 30s as 'Johnny', one of the presenters of 1970s pre-school children's programme 'Pipkins' (thanks to Paul Durston for making this connection). You can find out more about 'Pipkins' at the Official Website.
Paul was an Anglia continuity announcer from 1987 to 1991; he launched the station's 'Through The Night' service, earning him the title 'Mr Midnight'. He also presented on Anglia's regional news programme.

Paul went on to become a big name in the world of satellite home shopping channels. He also presented for Friendly TV.

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Sue is a former BBC TV South West 'Spotlight' presenter (1970 - 1972) who found national fame as one of the regular hosts of 'Nationwide' for eleven years from 1972.

Born in Dudley in the West Midlands in July 1946, Sue started her career as a trainee journalist with the Western Mail and the South Wales Echo in Cardiff. She joined the BBC in 1970 and later presented the 'Nine O'Clock News' and the 'Six O'Clock News'.

She regularly presented programmes on BBC TV, and has stood in as presenter on 'Question Time' and 'Wogan', among many others.

In 1988, Sue took over as host of BBC Radio 4's 'Desert Island Discs'. In April 2006, she announced that she would be leaving the programme in August 2006.
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Eamonn was born in Delvin, Co Westmeath and was educated at Rockwell College, Cashel and University College Dublin. He was European correspondent with RTÉ News from the late-1970s until the late-1980s. In 1989 he became the main anchor on RTÉ TV's new weekday 'One O'Clock News' programme.

In Autumn 1990 he moved to anchor the 'Nine O'Clock News'. He later became one of the co-anchors on the main evening news programme, 'Six-One' and also presented the current affairs programme 'Prime Time'.

In 1999, Eamonn left the newsroom to take up a presenting job on RTÉ''s new classical music radio station Lyric FM.

Border TV presenter and then Tyne Tees TV news reporter and presenter, who now presents the BBC's 'Look North' from Newcastle.
Central reporter and news reader in the East Midlands.
Stephen is a news presenter for 'Anglia News' in the East of the region, covering breakfast and afternoon bulletins mainly; however, he also pops up regularly as a presenter on the main evening edition of 'Anglia Tonight'.
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Steve was a reporter and presenter with BBC 'Midlands Today' from 1986 until 1999. He now works for Sky Sports on a freelance basis, as well as running his own broadcasting company.
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Jan Leeming announced for Westward Television in 1965 and stayed for about a year before pursuing her career on larger ITV stations, such as Granada, HTV West (news reader, 'Report West'), and then BBC News, where she was one of the main news readers in the early-1980s. She was also a presenter of BBC Children's TV's 'Tom Tom', 1970; BBC TV's 'Pebble Mill At One', 1976 - 1978 and a BBC Radio 2 announcer in 1980.

Jan was a BBC TV news reader from May 1980 until April 1987. She was on duty on Bank Holiday Monday, May 1980, when the longest ever news flash occurred when the SAS ended the Iranian Embassy siege. Famously, she carried on reading the news when a studio bulb broke shattering hot glass down onto her during the news summary within Grandstand in 1982. She was also a contributor to ITV's 'This Morning' in 1988 and 1990.
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Charlotte reports and presents for BBC North's 'Look North'.
Anne took over as Wendy Nelson's immediate replacement on 'Central News' from Birmingham. She went on to newscast for ITN (August 1983 until October 1990), and presented 'Channel 4 Daily' in 1990. In more recent times she has presented on the BBC's Newcastle edition of 'Look North'.
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Began his career with BBC Northern Ireland in 1966, moving to HTV Wales as a reporter in 1968. He was an ITN reporter from 1970 - 1986 with newscasting duties in 1977 and from 1981 - September 1986. He defected to the BBC in October 1986 to present the 'One O'Clock News' and later moved to the 'Nine O'Clock News' and 'Six O' Clock News'.

He caused some controversy by calling for more 'good news' to be included in bulletins. He left the BBC news team in May 1999.

Martyn has also hosted quiz shows, such as BBC Two's 'The Day Today'. Other presenting roles include 'Songs Of Praise'.

Martyn returned to ITN for one night (21 September 2005), as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations, to co-present the 'ITV Evening News'.
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Reporter and news bulletin presenter for Meridian in Southampton, who joined the station from Westcountry Television.
BBC Radio Home Service announcer, 1932 - 1969. BBC TV news reader July 1954 until May 1957. He appeared as a news reader in a 1968 episode of 'Dad's Army' and as a radio announcer in Thames TV's 1978 series 'Edward And Mrs Simpson'. He died on 7 January 1981.
Mike started his career as a sports reporter with Mercia Sound in Coventry. In 1987 he moved to the BBC where he worked as a sports reporter and presenter for BBC 'Look East'.

By the mid-1990s he had moved to LNN's 'London Tonight'.

He subsequently rejoined the BBC 'Look East' team where he is now a senior broadcast journalist,

Mike also presents Sunday morning breakfast on BBC Radio Norfolk.
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Westcountry TV news reporter and bulletin presenter in the Cornish sub-region for several years from the station's on air date in 1993.
Former Anglia Television announcer (1973 to 1976), BBC TV East announcer and 'Look East' anchor who moved north to take up a continuity announcer's job at Tyne Tees Television in the mid-1980s. She left the company when it was taken over by Yorkshire Television in the early-1990s.
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(Now Verity Spencer). Verity was a continuity announcer and news reader with Anglia during the 1980s and early-1990s. She left Anglia after getting married, and spent four years in the Middle East presenting news programmes for both TV and radio.

After returning to the UK, Verity settled into a job with the then newly-formed BBC World Service Television News. After starting a family, she concentrated on voice-over work and reading psychology at degree level.

Started his television career as a cameraman and moved into continuity with TVS before joining Thames Television as a continuity announcer in the 1980s. He stayed until Carlton took over and was the only member of the Thames continuity team to move to the new station when it took over on January 1 1993. Mark was Carlton's senior announcer until October 2002 when the station's London identity was dropped. However, Mark continues to present weekend bulletins for Central News South - a role he has been performing since 1991. He has also presented the main early evening news programme during the week.

Mark spoke to TTVRP in January 2006: "Over the past three-and-a half-years I have had the opportunity of working on a number of projects at Central News. I was Assistant Producer on a few outside broadcasts including Central's pan-regional 'Britain On The Move' campaign and the Fairford Royal International Air Tattoo. More recently while our studio was being redesigned for the ITV rebranding, we took Central News outside and presented the programme from five of the region's hospitals. I helped produce this and was also the roving reporter each night taking on a variety of tasks, from sampling the hospital Christmas dinners to being a cleaner for the day and hospital porter. My skills were also put to the test one night when due to sickness with one of our directors, I ended up directing the outside broadcast. It was a great week and well received by the viewers. That together with some radio presenting and voice-over work, I have been a busy man since leaving Carlton."

Lynette Lithgow started her television career as an in-vision announcer at Granada Television. She then moved to the BBC in the East Midlands as a presenter in 1989 and became a national BBC TV news reader from February 1990 to October 1991, mostly on weekend bulletins and for BBC Two's 'News View'. She also presented the charity appeal programme 'Lifeline' in the late-1980s. She left to join BBC World as a news reader in 1991.

Lynette left journalism to take up an academic career and after completing a law degree at Oxford, she went on to take up a fellowship post at Harvard.

Lynette was murdered in Port of Spain, Trinidad, in December 2001.
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Presenter and reporter on Southern Television's 'Day By Day' (1980 - 1981) and later a reporter for TVS.
Live from St Peter Port most nights, Su is Channel Television's Guernsey based reporter and presenter.
One of the main anchors of 'Wales At Six' in the 1980s, who moved into television production later in the decade, and is now a producer for an independent production company. Liz does still appear on HTV from time-to-time - c.2001 she fronted a series of 'House To House' for the station.
ITN newscaster, October 1955 until January 1956.
Dan is a presenter on Sky Sports. Previously, he has worked as a presenter for Sky News and Channel 5 News.

We have no further information on this presenter at present. Presenters are encouraged to update their online profile by providing details via our Profile Submission mechanism.

Since her broadcasting career started in the late-1980s, Sarah has worked for many national and local TV outlets in the UK. A lot of her work is done on a freelance basis.

Career highlights include: presenter/reporter, 'BBC Newsroom South East' (1991 - 2001); anchor, 'Meridian Tonight' (1998 - 2000); news reader, GMTV (2000/2001); anchor/business presenter/reporter, Sky News (2000/2002/2003/2006); business presenter/reporter, BBC News 24 (2001 - 2003).

A more detailed treatment of Sarah's career can be found at her website - link below.

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Tyne Tees TV news reporter and presenter, who moved to Yorkshire TV, where she is currently one of the regular reporter/presenters of the nightly news magazine 'Calendar'.
Merryn Howe (nee Longfoot) replaced Kerry Swain as co-presenter of 'Today South West' soon after TSW took to the air. She 'partnered' Kenneth MacLeod on the programme until his retirement, and then continued with replacement John Underwood and then, briefly, John Doyle.

Merryn went on to present TSW's 'Consumer File' programme in the mid and late-1980s. After leaving TSW, she has popped up as a news presenter on regional magazine programmes across the country, notably as co-anchor of the BBC's 'North West Tonight' programme, from Manchester, in the mid to late-1990s.

STV reporter and news bulletin presenter, often found manning the early shift.
(MBE). Walter joined the BBC in London as a studio manager in 1958. After a year with the BBC in Edinburgh, he moved to Broadcasting House in Belfast, where, after a year, he became a staff announcer. Throughout the 1960s, Walter was the main television news presenter with BBC Northern Ireland. He also looked after the radio continuity operation and presented various radio programmes.

During the 1960s and 1970s, Walter also carried out television continuity duties with BBC Northern Ireland.

In 1978 he went freelance, presenting the magazine programme 'Day By Day'. In the late-1980s, he took up the afternoon slot on BBC Radio Ulster, presenting 'Love In The Afternoon'. He then became the presenter and producer on 'Love Forty'.

In 1998, he was awarded an MBE for his services to broadcasting.

Alex presents the BBC East regional news programme 'Look East'.

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Chris has a degree in politics, philosophy and economics from Oxford University. Although he went on to complete a teaching qualification, he opted to follow a career in broadcasting. Chris joined the BBC as a graduate journalist trainee in 1972 (Jeremy Paxman joined on the same day).

During the 1970s and a portion of the 1980s, he reported for radio and TV, spending a lot of his time in Northern Ireland during some of the worst days of the Troubles.

During the 1980s, Chris switched to presenting: presenter, BBC Radio 4's 'Today' in 1982 and from 1986 - 1991; presenter on the 'PM' programme in 1983 and from 1993; he was a BBC TV news reporter in 1983 and a relief news reader from August 1984 until October 1986 and from March 1989 until December 1997, and again in January 2000; he also read the news on BBC Two's 'Newsnight' from 1986 until 1989; relief presenter for BBC 'Breakfast News' in 1990.

In 2000, Chris joined BBC News 24 as a weekend presenter.
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'Scotland Today' presenter in the 1980s and 1990s.
ITN newscaster in 1959.
Lyddon cut his teeth at HTV West in the early-1980s and returned to the company to co-host a relaunched 'HTV News' and then 'ITV West News' with Jenny Hull, after a national television career, spanning TV-am and Sky News.
Tyne Tees TV news reporter and presenter, who fronted the 'Network North' Bilsdale transmitter local news opt-out in the mid-1990s. Jake has now moved to the BBC, where he is a reporter and presenter for BBC News 24.
Maolra was a 'Nuacht TG 4' presenter in the 2000s and continues to present on an occasional basis. He now presents TG 4's current affairs series 'Fíor Scéal'.
Aengus has been a relief news presenter on RTÉ television since c. 1994; he also covers bulletins on RTÉ Radio 1. He originally presented the Irish language news programmes on RTÉ in the early-1990s.
Main co-anchor of Grampian's 'North Tonight', and main presenter of the station's midweek current affairs show, 'Grampian Midweek' in the late-1990s and early-2000s.
Former news reporter John Mackay has been fronting 'Scotland Today' full-time since 1999, starting his presenting career as a stand-in for Shereen Nanjiani and Viv Lumsden.

BBC Scotland (1995 - present) and Grampian (1981 - 1995). Anne is the longest serving news and current affairs presenter in Scottish television. She started on 'North Tonight' with John Duncanson, moving to the opposition on 'Reporting Scotland' in 1995. She then went on to 'Westminster Live', 'Despatch Box' and Radio 4 in London. She is now a regular presenter on 'Newsnight Scotland' on BBC Two Scotland.
Deborah is a long serving news and music presenter with the BBC World Service. Since the early-2000s, Deborah has been presenting overnight news programmes on BBC News 24 (simulcast on BBC World).
First presenter of the South East edition of 'Coast To Coast' starting out from Southern's old Dover studios while they waited for the completion of the Maidstone building. Vyvyan's tenure at TVS was short-lived. She married Dominic Lyle, of Tate and Lyle fame, and moved over to print journalism.
Keith was a presenter on the pre-runner to 'Look North' from 1960 until 1965.
Norman MacLeod started his broadcasting career in BBC local radio and joined Grampian TV in 1987. Since then he has presented and reported for many Grampian news programmes including the main evening magazine 'North Tonight'.
Kenneth MacLeod was 'Mr Westward', joining the company on a freelance basis in the early-1960s as alternating host (with Reginald Bosanquet and Barry Westwood) of the then three-day-a-week 'Westward Diary'. At the same time, busy Ken was juggling commitments to Associated Rediffusion in London and Granada in the north.

Ken liked Westward, and when 'Westward Diary' moved to five days a week, he stayed on as the main anchorman for the programme for the next 20 years. A consummate professional, Ken was a garrulous character with an affable but confident air that made presenting live television look like a piece of cake, despite the many technical problems that were inherent in any live, local television in the 1960s and 1970s.

Viewers were extremely fond of him, and he obviously loved the South West and its people. Ken stayed on as main presenter of 'Today South West' when TSW took over in January 1982, but moved from the role a couple of years later.

However, he remained on South West screens with his own popular archive programme, 'Looking Back With Kenneth MacLeod' which ran, on and off, until the TSW franchise ended in December 1992.

He was an enduring character, and was selected to co-host with Sue King the hour long final edition of 'TSW Today' on December 31 1992, despite the fact that he had not been a regular presenter of the flagship news programme for around 8 years of the 11 years that TSW was on the air.

Kenneth died on January 31 2003, aged 75 - he is still fondly remembered by many South West television viewers, and will be for many years to come.

Courtnay is a presenter on Border TV's 'Lookaround'.
Penny joined the industry in America in 1993, working in production at ABC and NECN in Boston, Massachusetts and at Fox in Oakland, California.

On her return to the UK, she joined Border TV, where she reported, presented and produced on the 'Lookaround' programme.

In 1998, she joined BBC Scotland, where she has become a regular face as a presenter on 'Reporting Scotland'. During her time at BBC Scotland, she also presented the late night 'Newsline' programme on BBC Choice Scotland.

Penny has also worked as a producer and reporter for BBC News 24.

Long serving Tyne Tees Television news reporter and newscaster.
Now the undisputed Emperor of Daytime Television (although he left 'This Morning' (ITV) to front an evening programme for Channel 4), Richard Madeley cut his television teeth at Border TV and then Yorkshire Television as a reporter and presenter for 'Calendar'. He left YTV to join Granada Television's local news programme, 'Granada Reports', as a news reader and reporter, where he met fellow reporter/presenter and his future wife, Judy Finnigan. The couple were soon catapaulted to national fame when Granada picked them to front its new morning magazine show, 'This Morning' in 1988, originally broadcast from Liverpool's Albert Dock, but from 1996, from London.
Tracey joined UTV in April 1997 as a reporter. Since c. 2001, she has been a regular presenter on news bulletins.
Channel TV Guernsey reporter and presenter.
Sally's journalistic career began in newspapers with The Scotsman and Sunday Standard.

She joined BBC Scotland as a current affairs presenter. London then beckoned, where she became one of the main presenters on 'Nationwide' successor, 'Sixty Minutes'.

In October 1986, she became one of the regular presenters on BBC One's 'Breakfast Time', later 'Breakfast News'. In the mid-1990s, she moved back to BBC Scotland where she became a regular presenter on 'Reporting Scotland'.

Since then, she has been associated with many TV productions - for BBC Network and BBC Scotland. Among them: 'Dunblane: A Community Remembers' (1996; she won a Scottish Bafta for her commentary on this programme); 'Diana: My Sister the Princess' (1998; awarded an RTS award for her interview with Earl Spencer); General Elections (1997, 2001, 2005); the funeral of Princess Diana; 'Songs Of Praise'.

Since late-2005, Sally has been the Friday presenter on BBC Two's 'Daily Politics'.

Colette is a reporter for BBC Northern Ireland, who occasionally fronted the regional news programme 'Newsline' during the period late-1990s - 2001.
(Real name Michael Manning). Michael was a BBC Radio 4 announcer from 1973 to 1974. During 1975, he worked as a news reader/announcer at the BBC World Service. He later moved to BBC Bristol as a radio/TV announcer followed by spells in London, Southampton, Manchester and Plymouth. From 1980 until 1984, he was a BBC TV network announcer.

Michael died tragically young in a car accident on April 18 1984.

In September 2010, Jeff Coote, a former colleague of Mike's, contacted us: "Although it is very difficult for me to write this, I think that it is important to record the information once and for all so that people know and understand what happened on that sad day. Mike was on his way from his flat in Heather Court, Montpelier Terrace to spend a couple of days with me and my wife in Ruislip when he had the accident. His friend Ross (he was a VT editor on 'BBC Breakfast Time') was driving them in his Mini on the A23 from Brighton. An old man had stopped in a lay-by (just north of the junction with the A281) intending to cross the dual carriageway to visit a friend. He started to cross in front of an articulated lorry just as Ross and Mike were overtaking. Their car was pushed across the central reservation (nothing more than a raised kerb in those days) and hit a car coming in the opposite direction (I met the driver at the inquest, who had suffered serious permanent injuries but survived). Apparently Ross fell across Mike's lap (probably died on impact) which caused him to be extremely upset. According to people who helped at the scene of the accident, Mike was sitting on the grass bank and talking while waiting for the ambulance.

"I still don't know why he died and there seemed to be some confusion about where he was taken after the accident as his mother wasn't sure which hospital to go to. My wife and I visited her in Brighton for some years afterwards but I don’t think she ever really recovered from the loss. I never knew anything about Mike’s father.

"Mike was going to be the godfather to my eldest son Christopher.

"Together, Mike and I tried to move BBC continuity from the staid Radio 4-ish style (long periods - i.e., more than half a second - of silence and black) of presentation to something (cuts between slides and symbols and programmes with no pauses but still with some style) which held the viewers attention, to try to match the programmes that Michael Grade was having enormous success (and viewing figures) with at the time. By the time Mike died, I think we had quite some success with the support of the more ambitious network editors, such as Martin Everard, and BBC One has never been the same since."

Eddie was a presenter on BBC 'Reporting Scotland' in the early-1990s. He moved to BBC Radio 5 Live at its launch in 1990. He is now a regular voice on BBC Radio 4, including the 'PM' programme.

He also occasionally presented 'Newsnight' (2004 - 2005).

Carol underwent training in journalism in Darlington. Her career in journalism began in the newspaper industry; in 1989 she was appointed chief reporter at the Hartlepool Mail. She later entered the world of broadcasting and has worked for BBC Radio Cumbria, Border Television and Tyne Tees Television.

In the late-1990s she got a job as presenter with BBC 'Look North' at BBC North East/Cumbria.

One of the main co-presenters of 'Central News' in the West Midlands, and also a regular weekend news reader for Sky News.
Before joining UTV as a continuity announcer and newsreader in 2007, Marc worked at Belfast-based radio station, Citybeat. He was a newsreader there for eight years, and also a presenter and reporter for its evening news programme, 'Belfast Tonight', from 2004 to 2007.

Marc was awarded Radio News Broadcaster of the Year at the 2007 CIPR Press and Broadcast Awards.

Carole is a former Sky News presenter. She is now a Sunday Mirror columnist.
(Allada Barbara Grenville-Wells). Barbara was the first female to present the news on a national television service in the UK. She was an ITN newscaster from September 23 1955 - combining this with general reporting duties - until 1957. She continued working at ITN until her retirement in its 25th anniversary year in 1980. She died on August 25 1998.
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Granada TV's chief sportscaster on 'Granada Reports' and also presenter of 'Soccer Sunday' on Granada and neighbouring Border Television. Alistair also presented one season of HTV Wales' Sunday soccer programme in the mid-1990s.

Alistair is believed to have left Granada in 2006.

Chris was one of the original team of presenters with Sky News in 1989. He was sacked from the company in March 1993 following a newsroom brawl with another Sky News presenter, Scott Chisholm. He claimed that he had recieved no warnings, either verbal or written from Sky and subsequently instructed his solicitors to sue Sky for damages arising from his dismissal.

Chris later worked for Independent Radio News.

One of the original team of three presenters on BBC Scotland's regional news programme, 'Reporting Scotland'. Mary presented on the programme from its launch in 1968 until the late-1980s.
Sandi was a presenter on BBC South West's 'Spotlight' in the mid-1980s and BBC 'Points West' in the late-1980s. She was also a relief BBC TV news reader on 'News After Noon' from May 1983 until July 1983 and again from April 1984 until September 1984.
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Claire is a reporter for BBC News. She also presents occasionally on the BBC News Channel.

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BBC Radio announcer, 1934 - 1939 and 1945 - 1957. BBC TV news reader, July 1954 until October 1955. He died on 1 April 1960, aged 64.
Ian was a BBC 'Look East' presenter from 1973 until 1983.
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James graduated from Leeds University in 1983, with an Honours degree in international history and politics. He joined the ITN Graduate Training Scheme in 1983. He has been with the company ever since. Among the positions he has held at ITN: in 1986, he became a general reporter; Tokyo correspondent of ITN's World News on Channel 4's first early morning service, 'Channel 4 Daily' (1989); North of England correspondent (1991); Moscow correspondent (1991 - 1993); diplomatic editor (1993 - 1996); Washington correspondent (1997 - 2002).

James is currently ITN's senior correspondent and has made regular appearances in the news presenters chair on ITV 1 since 2002.

Rob was a continuity director/announcer with BBC Scotland from 1995 - July 2008, covering TV and radio. He was also involved in managing the transition from analogue to digital transmission systems. Currently, Rob is a news presenter and reporter for BBC Scotland TV and radio.

He has also worked as a freelance reporter at Westsound FM and presented for QFM. Other posts include: reporter for Stirling Sports Agency, Glasgow; reporter for Slough, Windsor and Eton Observer; reporter/financial editor for Drapers Record business-to-business magazine.

Shelagh was a regular presenter of 'Northern Life' and Tyne Tees news bulletins until she moved into production in the late-1980s.
Westcountry Television reporter and presenter who often covers politics for the company.
News reader on 'Calendar' and YTV news bulletins throughout the day who has also presented on the digital Wellbeing channel.
Announcer/news reader with UTV from the late-1960s. Later moved to RTÉ in Dublin, where he was one of the announcers appearing during the opening night of RTÉ Two.
Presenter, BBC TV's 'Nationwide', 1980 - 1983 and 'South East At Six' in 1983. BBC TV relief news reader in November 1985, August until October 1986, and June 1988 until March 1993.

He was also a news reader and presenter, 'Breakfast Time' in 1989; presenter, 'Breakfast News', 1989 - 1992. He left to join Sky News in 1993.

In 1998 he became Director of Public Affairs working to Mohammed Al Fayed at Harrods. More recently he presented BBC South East's 'South East Today' from 2001 - 2002.
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Flor presented RTÉ TV and radio bulletins in the early-2000s having come from a reporting background. She later reverted back to her reporting role.
Claire's broadcasting career began in September 1997 with independent TV company Macmillan Media (run by ex-BBC journalist Michael Macmillan) where among many varied tasks she provided voice-overs for TV commercials and was a floor manager on a Sky News referendum results programme. Claire also worked for various foreign news networks, including CNN, working as a researcher covering Bill Clinton's visit to Northern Ireland.

She later moved to Downtown Radio, where she was a breakfast news reader.

Claire joined UTV in March 2000 as a sports reporter/presenter. In February 2009 she left the station as part of a voluntary redundancy programme.

Long serving Grampian TV news reporter and presenter. Donald went on to present BBC Two's 'Newsnight' programme during the 1980s.
Helen McDermott graced Westward TV screens in the 1970s, jumping ship in 1979 to the safer haven of Anglia Television, which she joined as a continuity announcer and news reader. Helen is still at Anglia, as the anchor of the East edition of the company's main evening topicality programme, Anglia News.
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One of the main anchors of STV's 'Scotland Today' in the 1980s who went on to front 'Channel 4 News' and other current affairs programmes for Channel 4.
(Sir). Trevor McDonald began his TV career in 1962 in his native Trinidad and joined the BBC World Service in 1969. He moved to ITN in 1971 as a reporter. Later he was sports correspondent (1978), diplomatic correspondent (1980 - 1987) and diplomatic editor in 1987.

He was a relief ITN newscaster from January 1973 until September 1977 and between 1989 and 1990. He presented ITN's flagship programme 'News At Ten' from 1990 until 1999, first as co-presenter and from November 1992 as the sole presenter.

Was co-presenter with Sandy Gall on the last 'News At Ten' broadcast from ITN's old Wells Street studios in December 1990.

In February 1990, after several earlier visits to Southern Africa, visited Johannesburg to report Nelson Mandela's release from prison and carried out the first British TV interview with him. In November 1990, just prior to the Gulf War, he interviewed Saddam Hussein in Baghdad. The interview was broadcast around the world and is to date the only British TV interview with the Iraqi President.

Co-presenter on ITV's 1995 World Cup Rugby coverage. Presenter 'Tonight With Trevor McDonald', since its launch in April 1999. Since 1996 he has presented the annual National Television Awards, from the Royal Albert Hall. He has appeared on three election nights, 1979 - 1992, and he was knighted in 1999.
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Paul was one of the regular presenters and reporters on the BBC's 'Newsround' programme in the 1980s.

He later presented the children's programme 'Stopwatch'. He gave up presenting to become a TV executive in independent television.
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'Scotland Today' daytime bulletin news reader who has been with the station since the late-1990s.

She got her first break into broacasting when working for a community media organisation which gave her the opportunity to submit material for STV's 'Wheel Nuts' programme. When this finished she was given a job in news forward planning and then progressed to a front of camera role.

The 1960 presenter of 'About Anglia' on Anglia Television in Norwich.
(Later Adrienne Catherwood). One of the original announcing team at Ulster Television, Adrienne was an announcer and news reader at the station from 1959 to 1969. She also presented the station's version of 'The Romper Room', from 1964 to 1969 as 'Miss Adrienne'.

Adrienne was awarded an MBE in 2004 for her work with the charity Action Medical Research. She is the mother of journalist Andrea Catherwood.

Old hand at the Granada TV newsdesk in the 1970s and 1980s. Tom has been a sports presenter and commentator with RTÉ since the 1990s.
Geraldine was an RTÉ continuity announcer in the early-1970s. She went on to became the first woman to read the news on RTÉ Television in October 1975.
(Formerly Parkes). Presenter with BBC 'Reporting Scotland'. Native of Northern Ireland.
Jamie's main role is as a news reporter but he also presents BBC Scotland's TV highlights from the Scottish party conferences and some of BBC Radio Scotland's business programmes. He has also been a fill-in news reader and regularly presents studio items on 'Reporting Scotland' standing at the graphics board.

Jamie grew up in Argyllshire and first caught the broadcasting bug while he was at school when he covered the Edinburgh Television Festival for Channel 4's 'Right To Reply' programme where he interviewed the channel's then boss Michael Grade. At university he contributed to BBC Radio Scotland and the original BBC Radio 5, and also worked for AA Roadwatch as a traffic reporter.

After university, he worked in newspapers before joining the BBC Scotland news team in 1999. Initially he was one of the team which produced the TV news summaries and Jamie was on duty to produce the first extended BBC One bulletin at 10.25pm in October 2000. He occasionally worked as a relief reporter and covered the events of September 11 2001 for BBC Scotland while he was on holiday in New York.

Following an attachment to BBC Westminster, he became a regular TV reporter in 2003. Since then he has also enjoyed two attachments as BBC Scotland's business correspondent. He has also contributed to network programmes including 'Breakfast' on BBC One and 'The World Tonight' and 'You And Yours' on BBC Radio 4.

Jamie also has a keen interest in television history. He tells us that he has a scarily good memory of a childhood spent in front of the box - being particularly obsessed with the BBC One 'Schools Diamond' at the age of about 4!

Seamus has presented current affairs programming on BBC Radio Ulster since c. the mid-1980s, with occasional stints on television on the 'Spotlight' programme. In 1992 he took on a more regular TV presenting role when he became an anchor on the local news programme 'Inside Ulster'. He continued with presenting on BBC Radio Ulster. Seamus left 'Inside Ulster' before the programme was relaunched in spring 1996.

Seamus continued as a regular presenter on BBC Radio Ulster's 'Good Morning Ulster'. He still makes occasional appearances on television; he presented a local schools quiz series in 2001 - 'School Challenge'. Seamus has also presented the BBC Radio 2 'Arts Programme'.

David McKeith joined Grampian as news editor in 1992. He also reported and presented for the station but now spends more time producing the flagship 'North Tonight' news show as one of the station's programme and news editors.

Perth-born David is a BT Scotland Broadcast Journalist Of The Year runner-up. He began his journalistic career twenty years ago, reporting in Fife for the DC Thomson stable of newspapers. After spells as a senior reporter with the Sunday Post in Dundee and Glasgow, he made the leap to television news.

Border TV reporter, news reader and co-presenter of the main evening news magazine 'Lookaround'.
Anne presents 'Newsnight Scotland'.

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HTV West continuity announcer in the 1980s who can now be heard as an announcer on BBC Radio 4. She also co-anchored the BBC's 'Points West' in the early and mid-1990s.
Fermanagh man Fearghal McKinney's journalistic career began with the County Fermanagh newspaper Impartial Reporter. He then ventured into broadcasting, working in the newsroom at Downtown Radio.

In 1994, Fearghal took up a position within the news department at UTV, where he initially reported in general news before moving to specialise in politics and business.

In 1997, he was a triple award winner, as Northern Ireland’s broadcaster of the year, overall journalist of the year, and the UK regional journalist of the year.

As well as his reporting role, Fearghal was also a regular anchor on the main 'UTV Live' news programme.

Other TV productions that Fearghal has been associated with: presenter 'Sunday Issue' (current affairs, UTV, 2003/2004).

Fearghal left UTV in January 2009 as part of a voluntary redundancy programme.

Reporter and news bulletin presenter for Scottish Television.
Co-anchor of 'Granada Reports' with colleague Lucy Meacock until May 2002 when the role was taken over by Tony Wilson.
Sally joined BBC Scotland in 1992 when the production values of the breakfast bulletins were raised considerably. Sally made a name for herself as STV's first woman sports presenter. She later worked as a presenter for Radio Scotland and read the sports news on the 'Channel 4 Daily'.
Yorkshire Television 'Calendar' reporter and presenter. Peter later anchored 'Calendar' (South) from Sheffield.
Worked as a diplomat and for The Economist for two years, before joining ITN in 1973 as a reporter and diplomatic correspondent. Later joined the newscasting team and left in 1979.
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An Australian BBC TV news reader, October 1960 until May 1963. Presenter, BBC TV's local 'Town And Around', 1961 - 1962. Most recently appeared playing a news reader in an episode of Australian series 'Neighbours', transmitted in December 1999.
Annita was a reporter and occasional news presenter with BBC Northern Ireland in the late-1990s and early-2000s, working on the 'Newsline' programme. C. 2002, Annita moved to national reporting with the BBC in England.

In 2006, she worked as a relief presenter on BBC News 24, before taking up a regular presenting role on the channel during 2007.

Long running anchorwoman of 'Granada Reports' and its predecessor 'Granada Tonight' from the late-1980s to the present day.

Lucy also presented on 'London Plus' for the BBC in the 1980s.

Pádraig was a 'Nuacht' newsreader from the early-1960s to the late-1980s.
Well known investigative television journalist and presenter who fronted HTV West's hard news strand 'The West This Week'.
Angie was an announcer on RTÉ Network 2 from the early-1990s until c. mid-1997. She then moved on to newsroom and became a news presenter, fronting programmes on RTÉ One. Angie now runs Ocarina - a digital media company specialising in the production of high quality DVD, CD and print media content.
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Cliff Michelmore became a household name as the main presenter of BBC Television's ground breaking 'Tonight' programme (1957 - 1965) and had around him such luminaries as Geoffrey Johnson-Smith (later to become a Conservative MP), Derek Hart, Kenneth Allsop, Fyfe Robertson and Alan Whicker.

In 1965 Cliff went on - with many of the same colleagues (and others) - to be one of the main presenters of the late night '24 Hours' news and current affairs programme on BBC One until 1968 (the programme continued every weeknight until 1972).

Cliff continued in his freelance role as a BBC presenter of various programmes, including the 'Holiday' programme, from 1969 until 1986. He returned to celebrate the show's 25th anniversary in 1994, with the then presenter Jill Dando, and visited the resort featured in the first programme. In February 1980, he replaced Barry Westwood as the chief presenter of Southern Television's 'Day By Day' programme, working Monday to Thursday each week. There was an irony here because 'Day By Day' - like many other regional early evening magazine programmes - was launched because of the huge success of the old BBC 'Tonight' programme. Tonight was a pioneering programme that set the tone for a generation of imitators.

Cliff's 22 month stint with Southern Television ended on December 31 1981 - the day Southern's franchise expired. His spell with Southern Television merited one line in his autobiography.

His wife was 'forces favourite' broadcaster Jean Metcalf, who also was a well known broadcaster on BBC radio, who died in February 2000.
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David was born in 1954. He joined the BBC in 1975. He was a trainee announcer, BBC Radio 4, 1980 - 1981. He had an attachment as a BBC TV announcer from April 1983; he performed the same role on contract from February 1984 until 1987 and also between 1988 and 1995.

He was a presenter on 'Noticeboard', 1986 - 1987. He also voiced BBC TV presentation trails in 1990. Later, he was presentation director/assistant editor and relief in-vision news reader on BBC South. He was an announcer for Channel 4 in 1995.

David currently works as an announcer on BBC Radio 4 (freelance since 1991)..

Gillian Miles was a continuity announcer with TSW in the 1980s. She also presented on BBC 'Points West' (dates TBC) and BBC 'Spotlight' (late-1990s/early-2000s).
Anglia TV 'Anglia News' presenter in the West of the region.
Ivor started out as a music teacher. He later moved into broadcasting, initially with Ulster Television, where he was an announcer and news reader. He subsequently moved to national news broadcaster, ITN, where he was a reporter, from 1965 to 1967, and a newscaster, from 1967 to 1978.
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John was a presenter on BBC 'Reporting Scotland' in the late-1980s.
Louise's broadcasting career began with the BBC Latin American World Service (she speaks fluent Spanish) in 1993. Next stop was the 'Today' programme on BBC Radio 4.

She then became a reporter for BBC Radio Berkshire and later Fox FM in Oxford.

Other jobs include: reporter on Channel 5's showbusiness programme, 'Exclusive'; presenter on Direct 97.3FM; presenter 'Move It' (BBC Radio 5 Live); reporter on '5 News'.

She rejoined the BBC in 1998, working on BBC Radio 5 Live. During her time at the station she has presented various programmes, including: 'Drive'; 'Sport On 5'; 'Breakfast'.

Since September 2003, Louise has been a regular news presenter on BBC News 24.

Charles was born in Dublin in 1920. He read the first news bulletin on RTÉ TV on January 1 1962. During his career with RTÉ, Charles presented on all of the main RTÉ news programmes and was one of its most respected presenters. He retired from RTÉ in November 1984.

Charles died on August 18 1996.

Frank began his working life as an English teacher. However, before long, he was making his first moves into the world of broadcasting. He worked initially at a radio station in Dundalk, before moving to BBC Radio Ulster, where he worked as a producer. He later took up a presenting role at Downtown Radio.

Television was next; in 1987, Frank moved to Ulster Television as a continuity announcer. He moved away from announcing to the new look 'UTV Live' in 1993, performing a reporting and presenting role.

Frank is currently one of the presenters on the early-evening lifestyle programme 'UTV Life'. During his time at UTV, he has also commentated on many Gaelic games and presented 'School Around The Corner', He has been the station's main weather presenter since the mid-1990s.

Jason was educated at Swansea University where he studied Welsh and politics in 1996. A year later he completed a post-graduate diploma in broadcast journalism at Cardiff University.

Jason joined BBC Wales in 1997. He is a regular presenter of BBC 'Wales Today'. He also fronts BBC Wales' sports results service, 'Wales On Saturday'.

Jason has also been involved with a number of programmes on BBC Radio Wales: 'Wales In Black And White (2001); 'Extra Time Sports Phone-In' (2002 - 2004); 'Jamie Owen' (2003 - present); 'Good Morning Wales' (2004); 'Extra Time Quiz' (2004 - present); 'Mixing It' (2004); 'Roy Noble' (2005).

Saima studied politics at the University of Birmingham and also has a post-grad in Broadcast Journalism. She has worked for BBC Radio WM, BBC Greater Manchester Radio and the BBC World Service. Her TV credits include producer/reporter/presenter at Meridian TV, reporter for Sky News and Five News, and presenter with BBC 'Points West'.

Saima is currently working with ITV News as a presenter on the 'ITV Morning News'.

Ailbhe was one of the original announcers at T na G (now TG 4). He later became a newsreader at the station. He is married to RTÉ/TG 4 newsreader Súin Ní Ghearailt.
Started her TV career as a reporter and presenter for Channel Television. Relief presenter, BBC Two's 'Newsnight' in 1998. Presenter, BBC TV's 'Breakfast' in October 2000. Occasional BBC TV news reader on weekend editions of the 'Ten O'Clock News' in February, April and August 2001. Recently, presenter of BBC Radio 4's 'Today' and 'Hard Talk' on BBC News 24.
Reporter/presenter for Southern Television (1970 - 1981) and then TVS. Often co-anchored 'Coast To Coast' and presented lunchtime and late regional news bulletins. For Southern, James introduced 'Happy News' to nightly news magazine 'Day By Day' in the 1970s. Later, he presented arts/entertainment strands for TVS, notably 'Music In Camera'.
Kristina Moore is Channel Television's main news anchor and political correspondent. After starting her journalistic career in local radio, she moved to Channel TV to get television experience and, after two years, moved to Nottingham to work for Carlton Central. Kristina moved back to Jersey in 2002 and also worked for the BBC before re-joining Channel.
BBC Radio Home Service/Radio 4 announcer, 1959 - 1973. BBC Two news reader on 'News Review For The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing', May 1964 until August 1974. Presenter, BBC Regional TV's 'Town And Around', 1967. More recently, Michael De Morgan has worked at the South African Embassy in London.
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Christopher was a news presenter with BBC Wales in the 1980s. By the 1990s, he had moved to Thames News as a reporter. He is now with the Sunday Times and makes regular appearances as a newspaper reviewer on BBC News 24.
Presenter of 'Central News' in the East Midlands in the 1980s.
Tyne Tees Television in-vision continuity announcer and news reader in the 1990s who moved to the anchor's chair on Sky News.

Since c. 2005, Jonathan has been back at ITV Tyne Tees, fronting regional news programme, 'North East Tonight'.

Jonathan also worked on Yorkshire TV's 'Calendar' and the now defunct Wellbeing channel - dates unknown. He also presented on the ITV News Channel in 2003 and 2004.

A reporter for BBC TV News, and then a news reader from July 1979 until July 1980, and in February and October 1987. He was a special correspondent, 1983 - 1988, and was on duty on Bank Holiday Monday in August 1979 when Earl Mountbatten of Burma was murdered by the IRA.

News reader, BBC TV's 'Breakfast Time' in 1984 and 1985. He was one of the original members of the Sky News presenting team from February 1989 until February 2000.
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One of the main presenters of TV-am after Nick Owen left the company in the mid-1980s until the station lost its franchise in the auction of 1991. Morris stayed until the bitter end and is famous for expressing his disgust at the station's 'unfair' loss by saying at the time he was 'gutted'.

Morris moved to Yorkshire Television in the mid-1990s as one of the main anchors of 'Calendar'. At the same time his former TV-am boss, Bruce Gyngell, moved north to head up Yorkshire-Tyne Tees Television, which was then taken over by Granada.

Mike Morris left 'Calendar' in March 2002.

Tony is a presenter on 'Granada Reports'.
Juliet started as a reporter and presenter with BBC South West's 'Spotlight' programme (1988 - 1990).

In 1990, she became a presenter with CBBC's 'Newsround'. In 1995, she moved to national news presenting, fronting the sports news segments on 'BBC Breakfast News'.

Juliet later became associated with many television productions, working both as a presenter and reporter: 'Here And Now' (BBC); 'The Travel Show' (BBC); '999' (BBC); 'Good Food Show'; 'Vintage And Veteran' (Meridian); 'The Heaven And Earth Show' (2001, BBC); 'House Detectives' (BBC); 'Panorama' (BBC); 'Unchartered Territory' (BBC); '2000 Today' (BBC).

Fran was a presenter on BBC 'Reporting Scotland' in the late-1970s.

Other TV roles include: news reader, 'Newsnight' (BBC, 1980 - 1981); presenter, 'South East At Six' (BBC, 1983); reporter, '60 Minutes' (BBC, 1983 - 1984).

Nazanine is a former presenter/reporter with ITV News - 'ITV Morning News' and 'London Today'. She was also a reporter for BBC Radio 1's 'Newsbeat'. Since 2006, she has been presenting and reporting for Al Jazeera English.

Nazanine has a postgraduate diploma in Journalism from the University of Westminster and a BA (Hons) in Modern Europe Studies from University College London. She speaks Farsi, Italian, French and plays tennis.

Nazanine's sister Maryam Moshiri is a presenter and reporter at the BBC.

Presenter of Southern TV's 'Day By Day', in the late-1960s.
Tim studied medieval and modern history at Birmingham University. Whilst there, he worked part-time for BBC Radio WM.

On completing his university studies, Tim joined cable TV station Channel One in 1994 as a video journalist. In 1997, he moved to Sky News where he spent five years as a reporter, including two years as its Los Angeles correspondent.

The BBC was Tim's next stop, in 2002, where he worked initially as a reporter for 'Liquid News'. Since 2004, he has been a reporter for 'Breakfast'. He also fronts the news on BBC News 24 and BBC World occasionally.

Former news reader on BBC Radio 4 who once gave up the rat race to train as a thatcher. Patrick joined Channel Television in autumn 2004 as its main news anchor. He remained with the station for just five months and handed in his notice after two months. Patrick has since penned an entertaining account of his time at Channel TV for The Times.
Sally began her professional career in the newspaper industry - with The Times and Sunday Telegraph. She then moved to radio, working for Swiss Radio International in Bern.

She then returned to the UK and joined Westcountry TV as a reporter and presenter for 'Westcountry Live'.

In 2004, Sally joined ITV Central's 'Central News' (South), where she is a reporter and presenter.

Martin was a holiday relief announcer, BBC General Overseas Service, in 1956. He joined the BBC TV in-vision announcing team in 1957, finally leaving in 1964. He was a Southern TV announcer, news reader and reporter from 1958 to 1960 and was also a presenter on BBC 'South Today' from 1961 to 1964.

He was a presenter of BBC TV's 'Come Dancing' (1961 to 1973) and a BBC Radio announcer and news reader for the Home Service and Radio 4 (1964 to 1973). He was a presenter on the BBC Light Programme in 1965 and a presenter on BBC Radio 4's 'Today' in the mid-1960s. He also voiced BBC TV trailers in 1976.
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Tyne Tees TV in-vision announcer who went on to front the BBC's 'North West Tonight' from Manchester during the 1980s.
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Dermot was a presenter on Channel 4's 'Business Daily' and 'Channel 4 Daily' in 1990.

ITN newscaster from February 1992 until 2002. Presenter on Carlton TV's 'The Big Story', 1993 until 1997.

He joined BBC TV's 'Breakfast' in September 2002.

Anthony Murnane is currently deputy foreign editor and a news anchor on RTÉ TV.

Anthony has worked at RTÉ in radio and television journalism since 1991. He moved from sub-editing and reporting on RTÉ Radio One News to 2FM where he was the morning news presenter on the 'Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show' and the 'Gerry Ryan Show' in the mid-1990s. Anthony also produced and presented year-end reviews on 2FM before moving to the RTÉ 'News 2' programme as a presenter/reporter of the innovatively styled programme designed to appeal to a late-night younger news audience in 1997.

He has covered many live breaking news events - among them the attack on Iraq in 1998 and he was the RTÉ News anchor presenting coverage of the 9/11 attacks as they happened just after 2pm local time in 2001.

Anthony took on an editorial/presentation role on the 'News on 2' programme in the early- to mid-2000s. He then moved to the RTÉ News Foreign Desk as deputy foreign editor in 2006, coordinating RTÉ News foreign coverage. Murnane produced and reported from Washington for RTÉ's coverage of the US elections on the night Barack Obama became the first black President of the US. He reported and presented UK election coverage from Bristol and London in May 2010. He also travelled to report on President McAleese's state visit to New Zealand in 2007.

Murnane continues to appear as an occasional presenter on all the main RTÉ news bulletins.

Ulster Television announcer/news reader during the 1970s. Well known for his acting work.
Michael joined RTÉ in 1971. His first role was as a continuity announcer on RTÉ Radio 1. He soon progressed to the newsroom, where he presented TV and radio bulletins in English and Irish. During the 1980s, he produced and directed a number of RTÉ programmes within the Light Entertainment division. In 1990, he returned to the newsroom as a senior newscaster. Michael left the newsroom in the late-1990s.

In summer 2006, Michael returned RTÉ screens again, presenting short bulletins.

(Formerly Comyn). Alison has worked as a reporter and presenter with BBC Northern Ireland on its 'Newsline' programme (late-1990s/early-2000s). She has also reported for various BBC Network holiday programmes, including 'Holiday'.

Alison currently works as a reporter for Sky News Ireland and presents on 'The Travel Bug' on The Travel Channel.

Other TV projects: reporter, 'Holiday' (BBC); reporter, 'Summer Holiday' (BBC); reporter, 'Holiday On A Shoestring; reporter, 'The Travel Show'; presenter, 'Pot Luck', cookery game show (1999, RTÉ).

Colm joined RTÉ in the late-1970s, working initially as a radio continuity announcer, newsreader and presenter.

Colm has been a regular face on RTÉ TV news programmes since the 1980s. Although he mainly fronted the shorter news bulletins, he regularly covered main news programmes at weekends. He presented major weekday programmes in a holiday cover/relief capacity.

Since the mid-1990s, Colm has presented the sports segment on the 'Six-One' programme. He also regularly files reports from various sport events, specialising in horse racing.

Colm was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2010 and spent a spell away from work. In December 2010 he appeared on 'The Late Late Show' to talk about his illness.

(OBE). Jenni joined BBC Radio Bristol in 1973. In 1978, she moved to BBC 'South Today' where she was a reporter and presenter.

In 1983, she joined 'Newsnight'; she also presented on 'London Plus' in the mid-1980s. Jenni moved back to radio in 1985, joining the presenting team on BBC Radio 4's 'Today' programme.

In 1987, she became the regular presenter of BBC Radio 4's 'Woman's Hour'.

She contributes to a number of newspapers, including the Daily Telegraph; she was a columnist for the Daily Express from 1998 until 2000. Jenni also writes for Eve magazine.

Clive is a reporter with BBC News. He has also presented occasionally on the BBC News Channel.

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Long serving 'Central news' reporter and presenter who joined the company from HTV West in the mid-1980s.
One of best known 'Scotland Today' presenters. Shereen has fronted the main evening news magazine programme since 1989.
Bill's broadcasting career began with BBC Northern Ireland in 1981. He worked in radio initially but two years later he moved into television. In 1987 he moved to the BBC in London, reporting on the Iran/Iraq war for 'Breakfast Time'. Two years later, he switched to Sky News as a reporter/presenter, where he stayed for six months before joined ITN.

At ITN, he was Washington correspondent (1991 - 1997), then Europe correspondent (1997 - 2002). In 2002 he was appointed international editor. Since c. 2002, Bill has also presented some of the main news programmes on ITV News from time to time.
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Andrew presents political programming on BBC TV, including 'This Week' and 'The Daily Politics'. Other BBC TV presenting roles include: 'Newsnight' and late-night political programmes 'The Midnight Hour' and 'Despatch Box'.

He is a former editor of 'The Sunday Times'.

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Rose was educated at The Mount School in York and The City and East London College, where she studied Dispensing Optics. In 1977, she joined Ulster Television as a children's TV presenter. She later became a news presenter and announcer at the station, as well as co-presenting the weekly 'Sportscast' programme, alongside Jackie Fullerton.

In 1985, Rose moved to BBC Northern Ireland, as a news presenter. For eighteen years, she co-presented the early evening TV news programme there, 'Inside Ulster' (later 'Newsline'). She also devised, wrote and presented three medical documentaries for the region.

During her TV career, Rose has presented on all of the daily BBC TV news bulletins, co-presented 'Children In Need', fronted various light-hearted documentaries and co-hosted 'Making A Difference' with Eamonn Holmes and Patrick Kielty. Rose also presented her own daily afternoon chat show on BBC Radio Ulster for four/five years.

For a three-year period, Rose was the youngest news reader in the UK; she is one of the longest-serving news presenters in Britain and Northern Ireland.

Rose is married to Ivan Wilson, who was a senior manager with the BBC. She has two sons from a previous marriage. Hobbies: ski-ing (snow and water); sailing; riding; travelling.

Rose left the BBC in 2008, making her final on-air appearance on a breakfast 'Newsline' bulletin in August. In June 2009, she returned to UTV as a relief news presenter.

Co-presenter of 'ATV Today' and then 'Central News' with Bob Warman. Wendy had left ATV's successor, Central, by the mid-1980s.
Mike's journalistic career began within the BBC's sports department in the mid-1980s. In 1986, he became one of the regular presenters on BBC Radio Ulster's breakfast news and current affairs offering, 'Good Morning Ulster'.

In 1990, he moved to PR company Anderson Kenny. By 1992 he had moved back into regular TV presenting, becoming one of the main anchors on UTV's regional news programme, 'Six Tonight'. He quickly established himself as one of the key figures within the station's news department.

However, in February 2006 came the shock announcement that Mike was not renewing his contract with UTV.

He said: "I have decided to leave because I just feel very strongly that the time has come to move on.

"I believe it is time for a new challenge and I have several projects in the pipeline.

"I will be sorry to leave behind a very fine bunch of journalists, and above all, will miss working with my wife Lynda, who is a key factor in UTV's success story."

Other TV credits: 'Sunday Morning' - religious affairs programme, presented with his wife Lynda (Network ITV); 'Insight' - current affairs (UTV).

Since 2008, Mike has been one of the Victims Commissioners for Northern Ireland.

Reporter and presenter on Channel TV and up to 2002 the main anchor of Channel Television's 'Channel Report'.
Mike was Tyne Tees TV's main news anchor from 1996 until 2005, and also one of the early announcers and presenters at the station (1962 - 1964). However, Mike spent most of his broadcasting career on the 'other side', presenting the BBC's 'Look North' programme from Newcastle.

He became quite well known nationally for his appearances on the BBC's 'Nationwide' programme in the 1970s.

As an anchorman for more than 40 years, Mike is one of television's longest serving presenters. He started his career as a newspaper journalist and then an actor, before landing an announcer's job with the young TTTV.

In June 2006, he announced his retirement from his TV newsreading role after 40 years behind the news desk. He had been off work since July 2005, following a life-saving operation to remove a blood clot. He said that he would be keeping the door open with ITV and was working on other projects and that he wasn't quite ready for retirement as yet.
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Former BBC 'Look East' presenter who moved to co-host 'Central News' (West) with long standing anchorman, Bob Warman. Michelle went on to present the BBC's motoring magazine programme 'Top Gear' and a similar programme for ITV - 'Pulling Power'.
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Presenter of Gaelic news bulletin, 'Telefios' on both Grampian and Scottish Television.
Tim was a BBC TV announcer for 24 years from 1965 to 1970 and 1972 to 1990. He was a relief news reader on 'News Review For The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing' and 'Weekend News', April to October 1971. He is now retired and lives abroad.
ITN reporter from many famous war zones - including the Falklands (his 14th conflict) and the Gulf War - since 1965.

He was a relief ITN newscaster on the 'News At 5.45', from April 1982 until March 1986. He was Southern Africa correspondent from 1976 until 1981. He has also reported on 'ITN Reports' and Channel 4's 'The World This Week'.
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Mary began her journalism career as a presenter and writer on 'World Business Satellite' for TV Tokyo. She then went on to work for BBC World Service Television's 'World Business Report' as a presenter and writer.

She worked for Reuters Financial Television in 1994 as a presenter on the early morning financial programme, transmitted to city dealers at their desks, and on bulletins issued throughout the day. From 1993 until April 1999 she was co-presenter of LNN's flagship news programme 'London Tonight' and also presented 'London Today', Carlton's lunchtime magazine programme.

In 1995 she co-presented on ITV's 1995 World Cup Rugby coverage and presented weekend editions of ITN's 'World News' service. Re-joined ITN in January 2001 to co-present the 'ITV Evening News' as well as the full range of news programmes on ITV.

Mary played a key role in ITV Election 2001, presenting constant updates and constituency results during the eight hour broadcast.

Other TV credits: presenter 'Wish You Were Here..?' (1999 - 2001, ITV); 'The Really Good Food Show'; 'I-Spy'; 'Most Wanted'.
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Bridgit's first broadcasting experience was as a producer on 'The Big Breakfast News' in 1997. Since 1999, Bridgit has presented various ITN productions, including Channel 5 news summaries, Channel 4 political programme 'Powerhouse', the ITN News Channel and 'Channel 4 News', where she remains a regular presenter.
Maurice joined Radio Éireann in the early-1960s. He became a newsreader in 1964. He remained with the organisation until 1983. Maurice died in 1998.
Una joined RTÉ as a reporter in the early-1980s and has been presenting RTÉ News programmes since c. 1994 on both television and radio. In the late-1990s, she became the regular co-anchor of the weekday 'Six-One' news programme, working alongside Bryan Dobson.

In 2005, Una switched to late-night television and radio bulletins only. By 2010, she had returned to an occasional presenting role on all the main RTÉ One news programmes.

Began announcing with Ulster Television in the 1970s. John went on to become the station's senior announcer. He left UTV in the mid-1980s. His voice has remained 'on-air' ever since though: John has provided voice-overs for many local ads on TV and radio.

Since November 2005, John has been presenting a late night weekend music show on U105.

Emer O'Kelly joined RTÉ in the late-1970s. She was a newsreader with RTÉ from 1980 until December 1998. Although her newsreading role covered television and radio initially, from 1990, Emer worked on radio only.

She has worked extensively for newspapers, including the Sunday Press, The Farmers' Journal and the Sunday Independent. Emer has produced a weekly column for the Sunday Independent since 1992 and also writes literary reviews for the paper.

Emer is a member of the Board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art and is also a member of the Board of the newly formed Ireland Romania Cultural Foundation. She served as a member of the Arts Council from 1998 until 2003.

TV Three news presenter.
Andy O'Mahony was one of RTÉ TV's early news readers. He continues to work at the station, presenting on RTÉ Radio 1.
Miriam was a presenter with BBC 'Midlands Today' from 1990 until autumn 1994.

She later became a presenter on BBC Radio 4's 'Farming Today' and was a regular contributor on BBC One's 'Countryfile'.
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Seamus is a presenter on RTÉ's Irish language news programmes.
Former TVS reporter and presenter in the South East who moved to Newbury, Berkshire, to become one of the main presenters of the Thames Valley edition of 'Meridian Tonight'. More recently, fronted the 'Lunchtime Live' edition of the programme with Andy Craig.
Briefly a TSW announcer before moving to Anglia as a continuity announcer. She progressed to front the main evening 'Anglia News' in the West of the region.

Other TV credits: 'About Anglia' (Anglia); 'Take It On' (Anglia).

David was educated at Royal Belfast Academical Institution and Belfast College of Business Studies. He joined the BBC Northern Ireland presentation team at the age of 18 in January 1978 and took up duties which included television and radio news reading, as well as television and radio continuity. He was also the Northern Ireland presenter on BBC Radio 2's 'Family Favourites', with Jean Challis and Pete Murray, for several years from April 1979.

David was the Belfast anchorman on 'Song for Europe' with Terry Wogan on BBC One in 1982 and 1983. He served a four-month attachment to general programmes on BBC Radio Ulster (daytime strand) from March 1984, including cover for Paul Clark on the 3 - 5pm afternoon show for four weeks, and nine weeks presenting 'Day by Day', replacing Walter Love during his illness. In 1985, he spent three weeks deputising for Gerry Anderson on BBC Radio Ulster.

Over the years, David has also presented a number of music-based radio programmes: 'With You until Midnight'; 'David Olver Music Show'; 'Variations'; 'Summer Selection'. His shows covered everything from pop to light classics and sacred works. He also presented a number of live concert relays from the Ulster Hall for BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio Ulster, as well as standing-in when required for regular daytime presenters on BBC Radio Ulster.

In 1986, he served an attachment as television producer to presentation and promotions in London. David subsequently returned to Belfast, where he filled a new new trails producer post. During several years in this job, he worked on a variety of television programmes and projects, including the first-ever television promotion for the launch of the BBC Shop in Belfast. In addition to producing regular trails promoting local TV and radio output, he was responsible for various 'Lifeline' appeals and the 'See for Yourself' programme with Gerry Anderson, on BBC One.

David was chosen by the highly-respected, senior BBC Northern Ireland light-entertainment producer/director Harry Adair as commentator for the local EMA(Entertainment, Media and Arts) Awards, which were televised live for a number of years during the early-1990s; this was followed by an equally successful run of the Belfast Telegraph Sport Awards, which were covered by the BBC until January 2001.

Speaking to TTVR+ in May 2008, David says that he "continues to enjoy his full-time role as a continuity director, working alongside a great team of people - a rewarding and challenging job which I wouldn't swap for the world!"

Among his hobbies, David lists music, cooking, driving, walking and spending as much time as possible at his Belfast home in Stranmillis with his wife Christine and three children John, Thomas and Catherine. He met wife Christine when she joined the Belfast presentation department as a continuity assistant on an attachment from the BBC in London, back in May 1988. They married in October the following year and John, the eldest of their three children, was born in August 1990.

Westcountry viewers know her best as one of the long serving presenters of the BBC's highly popular 'Points West' news programme. But earlier in her career Susan could be found manning the continuity desk at HTV West. She has also presented the BBC's Norwich-based 'Look East' news programme (1985 - 1988).

Since the late-1990s, Susan has also covered overnight weekend shifts for BBC News 24 and BBC World.

Jamie was an announcer with BBC Wales in the early-1990s - having arrived from BBC Radio 4, where he was a news reader and announcer. He left BBC Wales continuity to front 'Wales Today' in 1994. He's still with the programme but also presents a daily phone-in programme on BBC Radio Wales.
ATV sports presenter who was the first anchor for 'Central News' in the East Midlands. He joined TV-am's sports department in 1983, but was soon promoted to the main presenter of 'Good Morning Britain' when the 'famous five' presenter owners of the station were culled, or jumped ship, in a bitter boardroom battle early in the station's tumultuous history. Nick was soon joined on the couch by former Midlands colleague Anne Diamond, and together the two gelled, helping to transform the fortunes of the troubled breakfast contractor.

The pair later went on to their own daytime BBC show, 'Good Morning With Anne And Nick' but the programme was axed after a couple of seasons because it failed to dent the ratings of ITV's 'This Morning'. After a short spell fronting LWT's '6 O'Clock Live', Nick is now back in the Midlands, anchoring 'Midlands Today'.
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Kevin started his career as a traffic news broadcaster for AA Roadwatch in Cardiff, and was head-hunted by BBC TV Wales as a news presenter. He later moved to HTV Wales as one of several main presenters for the local news programme there.

After moving across the Severn to Bristol, he stayed with HTV West's 'HTV News' for five years, but the programme changed its presenter line-up in autumn 2001. He went on to become a regular presenter for HTV West's 'Out of Order' consumer programme, and also presented news bulletins on Sky News and Meridian, as well as hosting his own Saturday morning show on Somerset's Orchard FM.

In August 2002, Kevin Owen moved to Jersey based Channel Television as one of the main anchors of the nightly 'Channel Report' programme.

Kevin is currently a presenter with news channel Russia Today.

Career outline:
• BBC 'Wales Today' - presenter (1988 -1995).
• BBC Radio Wales - breakfast (1988 - 1995).
• HTV 'Wales Tonight' - co-presenter (1995 - 1996).
• Soundwave (Swansea) (1995 - 1996).
• HTV 'West Tonight' - co-presenter (1996 - 2001).
• Swansea Sound (1996 - 1997).
• Orchard FM (Taunton) (1996 - 2001).
• Sky News - presenter (2001 - 2002).
• 'Channel Report' - co-presenter (2002 - 2004).
• Sky News - presenter (2003 - 2005).
• BBC World Service 'World Briefing' (2004 - 2006).
• RT (Moscow) - anchor (2005 - present).

Mark is a presenter with France 24. He presents in English and in French, fronting news, current affairs, business and sports output. He also hosts debates in French and in English.

Mark played a large role in France 24's first year, fronting rolling news coverage of the Saddam execution, hosting the French Presidential election three-hour special and broadcasting daily durnig the Rugby World Cup in French and English.

Other positions held during his career: presenter and reporter with Granada TV and HTV West; freelance reporter with HTV Wales; international news presenter on the ITV News Channel.

Speaking to TTVRP in December 2007, Mark commented, "My apprenticeship at Granada in Liverpool and Manchester taught me almost everything you need to know about television. I learnt so much watching and working with quality journalists like Bob Greaves and Elton Welsby..."

"Working with ITN took things to another level, and now I have a unique opportunity to shape a new channel and make a huge imprint on the world news map. And I get paid to live in Paris. C'est la vie!"

Mark has a BA (joint hons) from the University of Wales and a post-grad Journalism diploma from the University of Central Lancashire. Among his hobbies, Mark lists playing and watching football and rugby; he also plays for local teams where he lives in Paris.

Current co-anchor of ITV Wales' 'Wales Tonight'. Lucy also presents the company's travel series 'Away Days'. Born in Cardiff, she joined HTV in 1995 and soon after began reporting and presenting on the main flagship news programme.
In 1981 he switched to TV reporting from newspapers and joined the BBC in the North East of England covering industrial stories for regional and national programmes.

He joined ITN in 1984 as 'Channel 4 News' business and economics correspondent. Later, he was royal correspondent, 1993 - 2000, and later special correspondent for ITN's news service on ITV. He was one of the original presenters of Channel 4's daytime political series, 'The Parliament Programme', in the late-1980s.

He began newscasting for ITN from 1986 including ITN's 'Weekend News' on ITV, 'Channel 4 News' and 'News At Ten'. He's now one of the main presenters of ITV's 'Lunchtime News'.
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Shefali has been the main weather presenter with BBC 'Midlands Today' since 1993. In 2003, Shefali was appointed as a stand-in for the regular main presenters of the programme.
Most famous as one of ITN's main faces from the 1970s until his untimely death in the early-1990s. Leonard Parkin was also one of the BBC's early television news reporters in the 1950s.
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The king of chatshows started his television career as a presenter and interviewer on Granada Television in the 1960s. He was on air on the station when news of the assassination of President John F Kennedy first came in, and won acclaim for the professional way in which he handled the news at a time when simply handing over to ITN at the drop of a hat was not feasible.

Parkinson was a great supporter of Yorkshire Television when Granada was forced to cede its territory East of the Pennines to the new station from the 1968 licence period. After finding national fame as a chatshow host for the BBC, Parkinson was one of the founders of TV-am. He stayed on at the station to present 'Good Morning Britain' at weekends after a bloody boardroom battle purged the other founders from the station's management team.

Parky returned to national TV screens in the late-1990s with his 'Parkinson' chatshow - on the BBC initially. The programme migrated across to ITV 1 in 2005.

Amanda has a first class degree in English from the University of Bristol. She started out making tea in a local radio newsroom. She moved to London to study for a post-graduate diploma in broadcast journalism. Work with 'Breakfast With Frost', BBC Radio 5 Live, ITN and local radio followed.

She later moved to the BBC in Bristol where she has been a producer, reporter and presenter. She has presented on 'Inside Out', 'Points West Lobby' and 'British Isles: A Natural History' among others.

Amanda is currently a senior reporter and presenter with BBC West's 'Points West'.

Nick joined HTV as a press officer in 1977. By the early-1980s he was on screen as a reporter and presenter. Since the mid-1990s, he has been business editor with ITV Wales News.
Karen has been presenting the breakfast, morning, lunchtime and early afternoon bulletins since early-2000 when she joined the BBC. Her journalistic career started with the Bangor Spectator newspaper. Whilst with the newspaper, she also worked as a freelancer for the local independent radio stations Downtown Radio and Cool FM (which operate from the same newsroom). Karen went on to work full-time as a news reader/reporter with the radio stations before joining the BBC.
Reporter, BBC TV's 'Panorama', 1979 - 1984. BBC One news reader on 'Six O'Clock News', September 1984 to May 1985. Presenter, 'London Plus' 1985 and 1986; presenter, 'Breakfast Time', 1986 - 1989 and BBC Two's Newsnight since 1989. In 1994 he began hosting the re-launched 'University Challenge' series, still made by Granada TV but shown on BBC Two.
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HTV West journalist and news presenter in the 1980s who later became managing director of the company until shortly after Granada took over Carlton to form ITV Plc. ITV West is now jointly run with ITV Westcountry under the managing directorship of Mark Haskell.
Sportscaster and sports reporter for Tyne Tees Television.
Chris reported for 'About Anglia', 1968 - 1970, and then reported and presented for Southern Television's 'Day By Day' evening news magazine from 1970, and moved over to TVS in 1982, where he regularly co-hosted 'Coast To Coast' with a selection of presenters, including Khalid Aziz and Chrissie Pollard.

When TVS lost its franchise, Chris decided to move to London News Network from 1993, where he was a senior news reporter.
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Helen presents the regional round-up in the South of the Westcountry region.
Kylie is a presenter on BBC 'East Midlands Today'. Her journalistic career started in newspapers; she later moved into broadcasting. She has worked in a number of areas of the BBC, as a video journalist and presenter, including a period with BBC 'Points West' in Bristol.


Presenter of BBC TV Northern Ireland's 'Scene Around Six' evening news magazine programme.
(Formerly Ceri Thompson). On completing a media studies degree, Ceri joined Nickelodeon's marketing division. She later decided that journalism was for her and studied for a post-graduate diploma in broadcast journalism at Cardiff University. She then joined HTV West as a news reporter, producer and presenter. She also worked briefly on Five's 'The Wright Stuff' as a reporter.

In 2001, Ceri moved to the BBC and was the first news presenter on air when the new BBC South East news service was launched on September 03 2001.

Ceri currently presents breakfast and lunchtime editions of 'South East Today'.

Michael has a degree in politics from the University of Sussex. He is one of the BBC's most experienced reporters and presenters. He has been a network reporter since 1983 and has presented on 'Grandstand', 'Breakfast News', 'Breakfast', 'Australia Direct' and 'The Insider’s Guide To The Olympics'.

Michael travelled to Australia in 1986 to cover an English cricket tour. He was so taken by the lifestyle there that he vowed to return as soon as possible. In 1989, he was appointed the BBC's Australian correspondent. He has been based there since 1990. He currently lives in Sydney with his wife.

BBC Radio Home Service announcer, 1935 - 1964. BBC TV news reader, July 1954 - May 1957. He died on 17 January 1980, aged 78.
Stephen was a presenter on BBC 'Look North' from 1973 until 1976.
Thames journalist who fronted 'Thames News' in 1989. Before moving to London, Liz was briefly co-host of 'Central News' from Birmingham. Liz can now be seen regularly as a presenter on BBC News 24, and before that presented on BBC World.
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Kevin started his career with Eastern Counties Newspapers before making the jump to the world of broadcasting, being a founder member of the Radio Broadland news team in 1984.

In 1987, he joined Anglia TV as a sports reporter and presenter. He later became the station's head of sport.

He was involved in the launch of ITV's Formula 1 coverage in 1997 and has also produced network documentaries on Murray Walker and Eddie Jordan. Since April 1993, he has been a regular in the 'Anglia Tonight' studio in the East of the region.

Michael Piper started with Westward Television as a journalist and news presenter, and left the company to produce news bulletins for ITN in London.
Charles was a continuity announcer and news presenter at Channel Television. He also presented the in-vision children's links, with Oscar the Puffin (1988 - 1989).

Charles is now a Jersey lawyer, working in-house for a plc. He was educated at Middlesex University and College of Law London. He is a former member of the National Youth Music Theatre.

BBC TV national continuity announcer from 1963 to 1965 who also announced at Tyne Tees Television from 1959 to 1960. Valerie also interviewed for regional news magazine 'North East Roundabout'. She left the programme in 1960 to marry James Sargent who was stage manager of the Sadler's Wells Opera Company.

Much later, she married the famous conductor Sir Georg Solti. She was also a presenter on BBC regional TV's 'Town And Around' and 'South Today' in 1964; presenter, BBC TV's 'Play School', 1965 to 1969, and a panellist on BBC TV's 'Face The Music' between 1975 and 1984.

She returned in November 1986 as an in-vision announcer on BBC Two to celebrate TV50, the 50th anniversary of BBC Television.
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Chrissie joined TVS in 1982, fresh from local radio, as a co-anchor for 'Coast To Coast' in Southampton, with Khalid Aziz and Christopher Peacock. Since leaving TVS, she has remained in journalism, writing for local magazines; presenting on local radio and also working for TV and radio stations abroad. Chrissie has also chaired several conferences and trains young television hopefuls.
Rajiv was a bulletin presenter on 'Central News' (East edition).
Martin has presented the news on Five (Early-2000s), BBC News 24 (2002 - 2003) and Sky News (2003 - present).

He also fronted the lifestyle magazine show 'Five News At Breakfast'. He has reported for ITN and worked as a political reporter for the BBC’s 'On The Record'.

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Gillian spent a brief spell on the BBC Northern Ireland announcing staff in 1992. She then moved on to UTV where she has been an announcer and news presenter ever since.
Nick's broadcasting life began with Pennine News and Sport. After four years there he moved to Yorkshire TV as a news reporter and presenter.

In January 1996 he joined Sky as a news producer. However, since December 1996, he has been presenting on Sky Sports News.

He's currently also a regular face on 'Five News'.

Presenter of 'Thames News' daytime bulletins (1986 - 1988) and then a reporter on 'Reporting London' 1988 - 1989 and 'Thames Reports' from 1989. He joined London News Network, providing news to Carlton and LWT, from 1993.
Adam is a presenter on ITV Border's 'Lookaround'.
Mike originally studied to be a Catholic priest and produced a video about world religions. When he realised that the priesthood wasn't for him, he turned his attentions to airlines and became cabin crew with British Airways.

In 1998, he joined BBC South as a weather presenter. He later presented the breakfast bulletins at BBC South as well as presenting the drivetime slot on BBC Radio Solent.

In 2004, Mike joined BBC West as a reporter and presenter on 'Points West'.

Other broadcasting roles: presenter, BBC Radio 5 Live.

In 1960, Simon attended Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London and began his acting career in one of Britain's first television soap operas, 'Home Tonight' with David Hemmings. For the next eleven years he worked extensively on radio and television and in provincial repertory theatre, including a year with Ian McKellen's 'Hamlet'.

After working as a continuity announcer and news reader at Southern TV, in 1970, Prebble joined the newsroom at Capital Radio, the second commercial radio station in Britain, where he hosted 'London's Day'. He then embarked on a career as a presenter and voice-over announcer, including thirteen years as the promo voice of Thames Television, as well as regular promo work for HTV and Anglia TV. From 1984 he was the announcer for the British version of the phenomenally successful game show 'The Price Is Right' with Leslie Crowther.

In 1990, Prebble moved to New York where he continued doing voice-over work. As well as recording numerous radio and television commercials, he also character-voiced cartoon series, such as 'Courage The Cowardly Dog', hosted and presented several television documentary series, notably 'Target Mafia', and narrated the IMAX film 'Endurance' about the Shackleton expedition. In 1996, he was a lead actor for a year (as villain Martin Chedwyn) on the American daily soap opera 'As The World Turns'.

In the US, he also began narrating audio books, and to date has recorded over 300 titles. An audiofile 'Golden Voice', his work has gained him more than eighteen 'Earphone' awards, nine nominations for the 'Audies' (the audiobook Oscars), and in 2005, he was named Narrator of the Year by Publishers Weekly.

Apart from his acting career, in 1967 Prebble designed and produced the 'executive toy' called Newton's Cradle.

In 2003, at Chiswick House London, he married Swedish graphic artist, Marie-Janine Hellstrom. In 2007, along with his wife, he became a US citizen.

When still in her teens, Louisa's ambition to become a journalist saw her spend much of her free time in the newsrooms of local radio stations. Her first job was as a reporter with BRMB in Birmingham.

She later moved to ITN in London where she was a production journalist. She soon became a regular presenter and reporter with Five News; in fact, Louisa was one of the youngest national news presenters when Five News took her on.

By September 2005, Louisa had switched to the BBC, where she read bulletins on 'Breakfast' and presented for 'BBC London News'. Louisa has also had occasional presenting shifts on BBC News 24.

Gregarious Westward Television reporter and presenter in the 1960s and 1970s who has made a westcountry comeback with current frachise incumbents, Carlton Television. Andy could often be found on the 'and finally' beat, covering unusual, quirky, amusing and often politically incorrect stories for 'Westward Diary'. For a while, Andy could be seen on our screens 'up country' as one of the roving reporter/presenters for LWT's light-hearted Friday night news magazine programme 'The Six O'Clock Show'.
Louise was a presenter on BBC 'Look East' in the 1980s and 1990s..
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BBC News sub-editor, 1949 - 1954. BBC Radio News, New Delhi correspondent, 1954 - 1958; Washington correspondent, 1958 - 1961; Beirut correspondent, 1961 - 1965.

He moved to BBC TV News as Washington correspondent, 1965 - 1970; special correspondent, 1970 - 1972; religious affairs correspondent, 1977 - 1982.

Gerald was a BBC Two news reader on 'Newsroom' from April 1964 until September 1966. He died on 20 June 1991.

'About Anglia' presenter, 1970 to c. 1979, and also host of Anglia TV's part-networked 'Heirloom' series.
Deirdre was a newsreader and reporter in the late-1970s and early-1980s.
Graham was a presenter on BBC 'Points West' in the 1970s.
Lawrie was a journalistic jack of all trades for both Westward and TSW. For Westward, his main role was as a news reporter, and the presenter of light-hearted items on 'Westward Diary'. When he moved to TSW his role expanded, and he landed his own 'Points Of View' style correspondence programme, 'Televiews'. He also occasionally sat in the continuity announcer's chair, and occasionally presented 'Today South West' when the male anchor was on leave or indisposed. Before emigrating in around 1987, Lawrie was the regular host of 'The South West Week', a weekly local news review for the hard of hearing.
Jerome has been a sports presenter and reporter on 'Inside Ulster' and 'Newsline' since the mid-1990s. He has also fronted 'Northern Ireland Results' on Saturday afternoons, 'Grandstand From Northern Ireland' and many sports programmes on BBC NI television and on BBC Radio Ulster. Jerome specialises in coverage of Gaelic football.
A familiar face on BBC Northern Ireland in the 1980s and 1990s. Sean was a main presenter on the local news programme 'Scene Around Six' and 'Inside Ulster'.

Other TV work for BBC Northern Ireland in the 1980s/90s included arts magazines 'Prospect' and '29 Bedford Street'. He co-presented thirty editions of 'The DIY Show' with Denise Waterman. In 1995, Sean left BBC NI to become the presenter of BBC Radio 3's 'In Tune' programme, where he remains today.

One of Granada's daytime bulletin news readers and also a reporter for 'Granada Reports'. So also presents Granada's monthly 'Crimefile' programme.
Announcer with Anglia in the 1970s and 1980s and 'About Anglia' news reader from 1977 until 1982, often alternating with veteran John Bacon.
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Satnam's broadcast career began as a researcher on BBC Radio 5 Live in 1999. In 2002 she joined BBC 'Midlands Today' as a presenter. She also has a radio show - 'Midlands Masala' - on BBC WM.
Anjali was educated in Hong Kong and at London's City University. She has a BA Hons degree in sociology and media studies.

Anjali's broadcasting career began at Hong Kong's Wharf Cable Television where she was a producer and reporter. She then worked for Channel 7 Australia's 'Today Tonight' programme before returning to Hong Kong to take up a position with Star TV. She was the principal presenter and reporter for its acclaimed current affairs programme, 'Focus Asia'.

In July 2004, she moved to the UK and became a presenter with Sky News and Five News. She presented the overnight news on Sky initially but graduated to daytime shifts within two months. By early-2005, she was also presenting 'Five News', produced by Sky News.

She joined CNN in Hong Kong in January 2006 and co-anchors the evening news and business programme, 'World News Asia'.

Sophie's career at the BBC began in 1992 when she joined the regional trainee scheme and went on to become a reporter at Greater Manchester Radio. In 1994 she moved to Brussels to become a Europe correspondent for the BBC regions.

BBC Leeds beckoned in 1995 and Sophie became a reporter and presenter for 'Look North', where she remained until 1997, when she moved to London to anchor BBC TV's 'Breakfast News', 1997 - 2000, and 'Breakfast' from October 2000, alongside Jeremy Bowen. Relief BBC TV news reader in April 2002.

In January 2003, Sophie became one of the main co-anchors on the 'Six O'Clock News'. From May 2006, having just returned from maternity leave, she took up the role of anchor of the 'One O'Clock News'.

Sophie has also reported on 'Tomorrow's World' in the past.
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Jane was a presenter on BBC 'Look East' in the 1980s and 1990s.
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BBC Midlands news reader, 1957; BBC Radio Light Programme/Home Service/Third Programme announcer, 1958 to 1962 and 1964/1965. He was also presenter of BBC regional TV's 'Town And Around' in 1960 and a BBC TV voice-only announcer in 1966.
Current co-anchor of 'Anglia Tonight' in the west. Kate Recordon joined the Anglia News team as a reporter and presenter in 2000. She lives in Hertfordshire, and has experience of reporting news in the region during a six-month stint as a video journalist. Brought up in Surrey, Kate read English at the University of London and gained experience of broadcasting alongside her degree studies by working in the newsroom at Capital Radio. She did her journalism training with Sky News, and also worked for LBC and TalkSport.

She enjoys the arts, particularly drama and music, and regularly took to the stage while at school and university, with Eliza Doolittle among her credits. But for Kate working on television news is the best role imaginable.

Barrie was an announcer and news reader for BBC TV Leeds in 1979. In 1980, he moved to Grampian TV in Aberdeen; he had much the same role there, being one of the line-up of staff announcers, who also read the news.

He left Grampian for a career in production and cut his teeth as a rookie TV director at Ulster Television at the height of 'The Troubles'. When his agent got him the job he was asked if he wanted the good news or the bad news first. As a director, he worked for various ITV companies on networked promotions, religion, childrens' programming and news.

Barrie later moved into management, setting up and running departments for a variety of new stations across Europe. He still dabbles in presenting and does voice-overs. Once while working as a news director at Central television he stood in for a news reader. The director on duty said he was impressed and suggested he had a go at it for a living! The same thing happened while on a course at the National Film and TV School. But, Barrie tells us, a return to the screen is not on the cards.

Barrie last updated us in July 2008, at which point he was director of operations for a national TV channel in Asia. And yes, he will be casting a critical eye over the presentation!
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Norman was an ITN news reporter from 1977 until 1984 and in 1989. He was also an occasional newscaster on 'Weekend News' and 'News At 5.45' from March 1983 until November 1983.
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Paul has been a newsreader on the Northern Ireland news service for 'Daybreak' (formerly GMTV) since June 2010. His duties also include adhoc reporting for the national breakfast service. Paul was born in Newtownards, County Down and now lives in Belfast.
Amelia studied English and drama at Exeter University. Following her graduation, she worked for a Suffolk-based independent production company called WRENmedia. Her work there took her all over Africa and Asia reporting for BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service.

Her first TV jobs were with two local cable companies: Red TV in Cambridge and then LLTV in Norwich.

In 2000, she joined BBC East as a researcher on 'Look East'. She later moved into reporting and presenting. In March 2005, she was appointed as one of the programme's main co-presenters, standing-in for Susie Fowler-Watt whilst she was on maternity leave.

Best known as one of the presenters of the BBC's 'Songs Of Praise', Pam Rhodes was a regular in-vision continuity announcer for London Weekend Television in the early-1980s (from 1981). Before that she was an announcer, reporter and presenter for Norwich-based Anglia Television; she co-presented on 'About Anglia' from 1976 until 1981.

Before embarking on a career as a presenter, Rhodes was a 'Black And White Minstrels Show' girl, where, she says, she danced up to six miles a night! Fellow Anglia presenter Christine Webber was also a 'minstrels' show girl.
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Gwyn was a presenter on 'ATV Today' in the 1970s and then BBC 'Points West'. He later moved to the BBC at Pebble Mill in Birmingham where he was a network radio producer.
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Caroline is a reporter and presenter with BBC 'South Today'.
Kim gained a BA from the University of London in 1972.

He went on a training scheme run by Beaverbrook Newspapers and got a job as a reporter for the Falmouth Packet newspaper. He won the Pfizer Award for Young Journalist Of The Year in 1976.

In 1978, he joined the newsroom at BBC Radio Brighton. Kim also had stints on various national programmes such as BBC Radio 1's 'Newsbeat' and the 'Today' programme on BBC Radio 4.

In 1982, he crossed into the world of television, working initially with BBC 'South Today' in Southampton. Later that year, he moved to BBC East. During his career there he has been a reporter and presenter.

Kim is currently the chief reporter on BBC East's 'Look East'.

Among other awards he has picked up over the years: he was named Presenter Of The Year by the Royal Television Society in 1995; he has twice won its News Reporter Of The Year Award (1998 and 2000).
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Angela started her journalistic career in newspapers in Devon and later became an established TV reporter/presenter with BBC Plymouth's 'Spotlight' programme (1966 - 1969). She also presented on BBC 'Points West' (dates TBC).

Westward headhunted her to edit and present its new women's interest programming. She edited a new programme for women, 'Open House', and also produced some children's programming, including 'Young Eyes', which gave fellow WTV presenter David Rodgers his big break on TV.

Angela was also seconded to report and present for 'Westward Diary' and stayed with the company for four years before leaving to pursue a high profile national broadcasting career.

She moved to London and joined BBC TV as a home reporter, 1973 - 1975, then moved into newsreading from August 1974 until January 1981. Presenter BBC TV's 'The Antiques Roadshow', 1980 - 1981. She helped set up TV-am as one of the original "Famous Five", but left after a bitter boardroom battle shortly after the company started in 1983.

Afterwards she worked for a while in America and returned to the UK to present a wide range of programmes, including quiz shows and holiday programmes. From 1988 - 1991 she presented the long running 'Come Dancing' series and more recently has reported for the BBC TV's 'Watchdog Healthcheck'. She also presents the breakfast programme on LBC radio in London. And who could ever forget that famous dancing sketch on the 'Morecambe And Wise Christmas Show' in the late-1970s?
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Former reporter and presenter with BBC 'Reporting Scotland'. Now a reporter with BBC Radio 5 Live.
BBC TV relief news reader, June 1963 until November 1963. He was on duty on 22 November 1963, the night President John F Kennedy was assassinated, and was praised by editors, colleagues and public for his calm manner.

BBC Radio Home Service announcer, 1964 - 1966. Presenter, BBC Light Programme 1964 - 1965.
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Chris studied political science at Exeter University and in 1987 gained a post-graduate diploma in journalism at Cardiff University.

His career began as a reporter with local BBC and independent radio stations. He later joined ITN where he was a field producer, working in the likes of Afghanistan, Bosnia, India and Iraq. In fact, he lived in the Far East for four years.

In 1998, Chris joined Sky News, working initially as a reporter, covering major events such as September 11th and the wars in Iraq and Kosovo. He later switched to news presenting.

David broadcast career began in radio at Dundee station, Radio Tay. His next job took him to London; he became a reporter for BBC Radio 4's 'World At One', 'PM' and 'The World This Weekend'. He also read the news on BBC Radio 1.

He later moved into television, reporting for BBC One's 'Breakfast' and acting as a news correspondent for various other BBC channels. He was one of the original team of presenters on BBC News 24 from 1997, presenting the breakfast show and the weekend simulcast with BBC Two, 'Weekend 24'.

Since Novemeber 2000, David has been one of the regular presenters on 'Reporting Scotland'.

(Formerly Patricia Wilkinson). Patricia's broadcasting career began at Cool FM/Downtown Radio where she was the main news anchor and occasional breakfast presenter. She took up some journalistic work at UTV for a short spell, presenting a number of news-related features, including an environmental series; she also covered some continuity announcer shifts there. She continued to read the news on a freelance basis for Downtown/Cool FM news.

She later joined GMTV as a presenter/reporter and remained there for almost five years. Her next project was a "where are they now" style series on punk rock for UTV, which she researched, wrote, presented and produced. In 2002 she won the IPR Entertainment Journalist of the Year award. Also that year, Patricia joined the BBC, where she works mainly as a journalist. She has occasionally presented 'Newsline' bulletins - mainly breakfast and weekend editions.

Hobbies: writing for pleasure, acting, watching movies, walking the dog, spending time with her husband and daughter. For a while Patricia wanted to become an actress and had an Equity card. She has appeared in a number of commercials on radio and TV, as well as the odd BBC NI film.

Patricia was educated at Bloomfield Collegiate Grammar School, Belfast. She has an NCTJ Diploma from the College of Business Studies.

Central TV reporter and weekend news reader in the West Midlands region.
Kathy started off with BBC Midlands as a presenter on 'Midlands Today' in the early-1980s. She joined TV-am in the late-1980s.

By the early-1990s she was back with the BBC, presenting 'East Midlands Today'.
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Chris reported and presented for Border Television from 1979 until 1982 before moving to TSW in Plymouth where he became the main anchorman when 'Today South West' was relaunched as 'Today' in 1986.

A heavyweight reporter with a penchant for political stories, Chris co-hosted the revamped programme with Sue King, recently headhunted from the BBC in Plymouth, for several months, but then left to host the rival BBC 'Spotlight'. Chris fronted the BBC show for a couple of years in the early-1990s, but was replaced by Russell Labey.

Chris remained with BBC South West as political editor, hosting the regular Sunday lunchtime local political programme, and reporting politics for 'Spotlight'.

Chris' last appearance on TSW was as a guest on the final edition of 'TSW Today'.

Chris' first reporting job was with BBC Five 5 youth programme 'Vibe'. He later presented for Buzz FM in Birmingham in 1990, Hallam FM in 1991 and then London’s Capital FM.

In 1994, he became the youngest ever presenter of the BBC's 'Newsround' programme. He later filed reports for BBC 'Breakfast', the 'Six O'Clock News', 'Nine O'Clock News' and BBC World Service.

After five years with 'Newsround', Chris moved to Sky News as a reporter. In September 2001, he became a regular presenter on the channel. He was on air when news of the terrorist attacks broke on September 11th.

In April 2002, Chris also presented on Channel 4's breakfast programme 'RI:SE', which was co-produced by Sky. He was back with Sky News during its coverage of the war on Iraq. He also presented on the 'Nightly News' programme for LBC 97.3 FM.

In 2003, Chris moved to ITV News, presenting five days a week on the ITV News Channel. He also presented some ITV 1 weekend bulletins. Since the closure of the ITV News Channel, Chris has switched mainly to reporting and presenting for ITV 1's 'London Tonight'. He also occasionally fronts the sports news on ITV 1's 'Nightly News'.

Chris can also be heard on BBC Radio 5 Live, mostly at weekends.

ITN reporter and relief ITN newscaster on 'Morning News', January 1990 until November 1993.
Carla's first broadcasting job was at BBC Radio 5 Live from February 1996 where she worked as a producer and reporter. She moved to BBC Scotland in 1997 where she was a reporter for BBC Radio Scotland current affairs programmes 'Eye To Eye' and 'Newsweek'. She also produced 'Breastly Business' for BBC Radio 5 Live.

In late-1997, Carla moved into television and became a presenter of breakfast, late night and weekend editions of 'Reporting Scotland'. She also produced Scottish segments for BBC News 24.

In March 2005, she became GMTV's LA correspondent.

Moved from Radio Clyde to become a reporter and presenter for STV's 'Scotland Today' in the early-1980s. She is the daughter of well known Scottish Labour Party chief Willie Ross.
ITN newscaster on the 'Weekend News', news summaries and 'Morning News' from October 1988 until August 1990.
Popular HTV West and ITV West presenter who has made the station's lunchtime and daytime news bulletins his own. Rowell enjoys getting out and about and can regularly be seen in local newspapers throughout the westcountry, attending charitable events, shows, fetes, and concerts.

He joined HTV West in 1989 as one of the hosts of 'Night Club', after time as a DJ on Bristol's GWR FM, and soon became one of the station's regular announcers and news readers. He also presents 'HTV Newsweek' and 'What's On'.

Long serving Westcountry Television reporter and news reader, who has been based in Plymouth, Torbay and in Exeter over the years.
Continuity announcer for Central TV in the mid-1980s who moved to London Weekend Television to front its 'LWT News' bulletins at the end of the decade. Pam then transferred to Tyne Tees Television to co-anchor 'Northern Life' with Paul Frost. She stayed as main co-anchor on the various incarnations of the programme since then, including 'Tyne Tees Today', 'Tyne Tees News' and, currently, 'North East Tonight'.
ITN newscaster on 'Lunchtime News' and news summaries between March 1992 and May 1993. Later, joined CNN as a newscaster.
Long serving HTV Wales news anchorman in the 1980s and early-1990s, who moved into corporate communications in 1994. After a period as broadcast manager, then head of business relations, for the private healthcare company, BUPA, in 1999 Alan set up his own company based in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

AR Communications handles public relations, video production and media training for a range of clients. For more details you can visit his firm's website.

Sharuna's broadcast career began as a reporter with BBC radio in the North West of England. She later became a presenter and video journalist for Channel One television.

Next stop was Carlton Television, where she reported and presented for 'Central News' (West). After three years there, she moved back to the BBC, to become a presenter and reporter with 'Midlands Today'.

Sharuna made British TV broadcasting history by wearing a sari whilst presenting the late 'Midlands Today' bulletin.

Valerie presented 'Spotlight' for BBC South West in the early-1990s.
Whilst studying at university in Lincoln for three years, Ed had work experience on the 'BBC News At Six' in London and also worked for BBC Radio Lincolnshire before returning to the island to work at BBC Radio Jersey. He currently works as a video journalist for BBC Channel Islands.

Career overview: freelance, MSP Publishing (part of the Jersey Evening Post); BBC Radio Lincolnshire, freelance/broadcast assistant, 2002 -2005; BBC Radio Jersey, broadcast journalist/presenter, 2005 - 2008 (freelance shifts as well, 2002 - 2005); BBC Spotlight/BBC Channel Islands, broadcast journalist/video journalist/presenter, 2008 - present (Ed performed multi-media duties from 2006 - 2008, before moving to TV full-time).

Anne was a Grampian TV reporter, news reader and co-presenter of 'North Tonight' in the 1990s. She then joined BBC Scotland as a TV announcer/presentation director; she also announced and read the news on BBC Radio Scotland.

As part of cutbacks at BBC Scotland (c. 2006), TV announcers no longer perform announcing or news presenting duties on BBC Radio Scotland.

Selina started as journalist with DC Thomson in Dundee, and prior to joining Grampian TV in 1978, she was the publicity officer for the Isle of Bute. She presented on 'Grampian Today' (which became 'North Tonight' in 1980). However, Network ITV beckoned - she was head-hunted by ITN and joined 'News At Ten' in July 1981.

Poached by the BBC in 1983, Selina was part of the launch presenting team of the Corporation's new breakfast television offering, 'Breakfast Time'. A few years later she moved on to present other BBC programmes, including 'The Clothes Show'. She left the BBC in the early-1990s.

Selina returned to ITN for one night (September 20 2005), as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations, to co-present the 'ITV Evening News'.

Having taken a diploma in journalism and television presentation, Jo joined Downtown Radio as a news reader. She later joined BBC Northern Ireland taking up a similar role at BBC Radio Ulster. Around 2003, Jo moved into television news, fronting the bulletins within 'Breakfast' mostly; she also presents the odd late evening bulletin.

Jo left the news desk behind in spring 2006 to start filming a new series of BBC Northern Ireland's holiday programme 'Getaways'.

HTV West's sports presenter in the early-1990s. By the mid-1990s Steve was working for ITN where his roles included North of England correspondent, West of England correspondent, Africa correspondent, Washington correspondent, foreign correspondent.

By the early-2000s, Steve had moved to a news reading role, initially on the ITN News Channel but later moving on to ITV news programmes.

Other radio/TV work: Radio West; GWR Radio; BBC Radio 5 Live.

London News Network sports presenter, news reader and relief presenter, 1996 - 1997 and 1999 - 2000.
Hugh was a presenter on BBC 'Spotlight' from 1968 until 1978.
Imogen started out as a reporter with the Bath Chronicle in 1997. Later positions held include news reader at Bath FM and reporter/presenter at HTV West.

In January 2001, Imogen joined BBC West. She is the regular presenter of the breakfast editions of 'Points West' and provides holiday cover for the main evening programme presenters.

Gráinne's TV career began with T na G in October 1996 when she launched the new station's news service, with co-presenter Gillian Ni Cheallaigh. After two years with the Galway-based station, Gráinne moved to another new channel, TV Three. There, she fronted the station's main evening news programmes, with fellow co-anchor, Alan Cantwell.

In 2004, Gráinne moved to Sky where she helped launch the new Sky News Ireland service. In spring 2006, she moved to London briefly, presenting some of the main programmes on the national Sky News channel.

In May 2006. Gráinne left Sky News and moved to RTÉ, where, from autumn 2006 she presented a new afternoon lifestyle show. In autumn 2008, she presented 'Seoige', an RTÉ afternoon magazine series, with her younger sister Síle. The programme was cancelled in April 2009 due to what RTÉ referred to as "financial necessity".

In 2009, Gráinne began presenting 'The All-Ireland Talent Show' on Sunday evenings. She also became features editor for ITV's 'Daybreak' in 2010.

Amanda is a news reporter/presenter with GMTV.

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Barbara's broadcasting background includes a number of positions at the BBC, including a reporter/presenter/producer role with 'BBC London News', anchor of BBC Radio 5 Live's 'Euronews' and researcher on BBC Radio 4's 'Today'.

Barbara has also worked for CNN International.

C. 2003, she joined Sky News as a reporter. In 2005, Barbara became a presenter with 'Five News'.

David was a BBC 'Look North' presenter from 1968 until 1973. He moved to join the presentation team for the lunchtime show 'Pebble Mill At One' until 1978.

David was also a presenter on the BBC North East regional news programme at one point (dates TBC).

Southern Television (1976 - 1981) and TVS political reporter/editor, who went on to present the TVS weekly politics programme, 'Agenda'. After TVS lost its contract, Brian remained in the press gallery of the House of Commons, where he is still based today, covering politics. He now reports for the Capital Radio Network, covering radio stations mainly in the South and South East of England. They include Invicta Radio, Southern FM, and Ocean FM, among others.

Before joining Southern, Brian worked for Tyne Tees TV, where he first presented a weekly studio discussion called 'Youth Puts The Question'. He then moved on to front a half hour weekly children's programme, 'Three Rivers Club', with Australian presenter Don Spencer, who wrote and recorded the opening title music for the popular Fireball XL5 children's programme.

During the late-1960s, Brian covered politics for, and often presented, the nightly news magazine programme 'North East Roundabout' with co-hosts Roddy Griffiths and Charlotte Allan. He also chaired the weekly political programme, 'Front Page Debate' for TTTV.
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Yvette started as a reporter for UTV Live in 1993. After a brief spell with UTV, she moved over to BBC Northern Ireland. She was chosen as one of the anchors for 'Newsline 6:30' (the replacement for 'Inside Ulster') at its launch in 1996, but moved from the newsdesk a few months later back to reporting. She continues to file reports for both 'Newsline' and current affairs programme 'Spotlight'.
Lata was a continuity announcer/news reader with Ulster Television for a brief spell in the early-1990s. She subsequently moved to national TV, where she worked on 'Holiday' (BBC) with the late Jill Dando.

In the late-1990s, Lata presented an early morning show on BBC Radio 2. She has worked as a freelance presenter ever since.

Lata is also now a singer/songwriter.

Roy was a BBC Wales continuity announcer in the 1980s; he also read 'Wales Today' bulletins. Roy has also presented with BBC 'Points West' (1980s) and BBC 'London Plus' (1986 - 1989).
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YTV news reporter and presenter who switched to fronting and reporting sports programming on the station. In March 2002, John became one of the main anchors of 'Calendar' with Geoff Druett and Jonathan Morrell for a temporary period. John returned to his role as main sports presenter.
Actor from 1958 to 1966 and then news reader at TWW (Bristol) and Tyne Tees TV in Newcastle. BBC TV announcer, 1969; also an announcer for Southern Television and Anglia Television. BBC Radio 4/External Services/World Service announcer since 1970.
Samantha did a post-graduate diploma in broadcast journalism at City University in 1994. She started as a reporter for BBC local radio in Yorkshire. She then crossed over to TV, working for Channel 5 News in London as a producer.

In 1997, she joined the BBC, working initially as a producer on the newly launched BBC News 24. She later reported for 'BBC Breakfast' and BBC News 24.

C. 2004, she joined 'BBC London News' as a reporter and presenter. In 2006, Samantha moved to Sky News as a news presenter.

UTV's longest serving and certainly most charismatic announcer, Julian Simmons joined the station in 1984. Best known for his 'Coronation Street' links, Julian continues to make regular in-vision appearances on UTV.

He also read the news at the station during the 1980s and early-1990s.

Joined the BBC in 1966. He was a BBC Radio News home reporter, 1970 - 1972; Dublin correspondent, 1972 - 1975; Brussels correspondent, 1975 - 1977.

He joined BBC TV News in 1978 and was political editor, 1980 - 1981, and a news reader on the 'Nine O'Clock News' between September 1981 and June 1982. He went on to become diplomatic editor, 1982 - 1988, foreign affairs editor, 1988 - 1997; and world affairs editor since 1997.

John Simpson also presented 'Newsnight' in 1989 and 1991 and reported for 'Panorama' in 1989, 1991 and 1995. Currently, he presents 'Simpson's World' on BBC News 24 and BBC World.
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One of STV's main news presenters since 1986, Angus Simpson is now the lead anchor on the 'Scotland Today' programme.
Andrew's journalistic career began in the newspaper industry with the Press Association and Evening Standard.

In 1989, he became a reporter and then producer with BBC Radio Sussex. He spent two years working on BBC Radio 4's 'The World At One' and 'PM', before joining BBC 'Look East' in 1995. He is now one of the programme's senior reporters and is also a regular presenter.

Allen's first television work was as a bulletin presenter and reporter with 'Westcountry News' from 1996. He later served as education correspondent. He is now a presenter and reporter with 'BBC South Today'.
Ranvir has a post-grad in broadcast journalism. Whilst studying for this diploma, she presented an evening Asian news programme for BBC Radio Lancashire; she also presented news bulletins for local independent radio at weekends.

In 2000, she was offered a contract at BBC Radio Lancashire while on a work placement there. Just over a year later, she had moved to BBC GMR in Manchester where she produced and presented programmes, read bulletins, and reported.

In 2004, she moved to BBC North West where she presents and reports for 'North West Tonight'.

Pádraig was a 'Nuacht' newsreader in the 1970s. He also wrote Irish language plays. Pádraig died in 2007.
ITN reporter from 1967 and an ITN newcaster from April 1978 until 1989 on the 'News At One', 'News At Ten' and the launch of 'Channel 4 News' in November 1982.

He joined BBC TV News in November 1989, presenting the 'Six O'Clock News' and later moved to the 'Nine O'Clock News' and its replacement 'Ten O'Clock News'.

Sissons also presented Question Time between 1989 and 1993. In March 2002, he became a scapegoat for the perceived 'anti-Royal bias' of the BBC's coverage of the death of HM Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother. His so-called crime, in the eyes of the Daily Mail and like-minded journals, was to wear a tie of slightly the wrong shade and to press her cousin, Hon Mary Rhodes, about what was said on her death bed.

Since 2003, Peter has presented the occasional weekday edition of the 'Ten O'Clock News' and some weekend BBC One bulletins. He is now seen mainly at weekends on BBC News 24.
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BBC Radio Light Programme/Home Service announcer, 1951 - 1960. BBC TV news reader, July 1954 until October 1955. Presenter, BBC Radio 4's 'Today' in 1957. Alan died in November 1969.
Long serving Westcountry TV news reporter and familiar face as anchor of the station's Plymouth based southern sub-region new opt-out.
Chris is a sports presenter for Sky News.
Mike was a presenter and reporter for BBC 'Look North' during the 1970s and early-1980s. He then moved to the national BBC newsroom, where he was a reporter and presenter. In 1997, he founded BBC News Online, the BBC's internet news service. Until 2004 he held the post of editor-in-chief of BBC News Interactive.

At the 2003 European Online Journalism Awards, he received an award for outstanding contribution to online journalism in Europe, and in 2004 he was made an OBE for services to broadcasting.

Mike left the BBC in 2004. He now consults, lectures and writes about journalism and interactive news and is also editor-in-chief of World Press Photo's Online magazine Enter.

BBC Light Programme/Home Service/Radio 4 announcer, 1955 - 1972. BBC TV news reader between June 1956 and December 1956. Douglas died on 15 October 1972.
Kate Smith transferred to UTV from Downtown Radio in 1983. She was one of UTV's main news presenters. Indeed, she is one of the station's longest-serving on-screen personalities.

Kate left UTV in December 2006. She is currently on the board of Northern Ireland Screen.

Long serving newscaster for 'Central News' (South) from 1989. Before that, Wes worked a West Midlands beat for Central TV in Birmingham from 1985.
Penny started her journalistic career as a reporter and features writer for the Peterborough Evening Telegraph. Four years later she left to report and present for Radio Television Hong Kong.

Back to the UK by 1984 to a reporter/presenter role at Radio Trent. That was followed by a job as press officer at Central TV.

Her next career move took her to Border Television where she became co-presenter of 'Lookaround'. After a year she moved to Thames Television to co-present 'Thames News' with Andrew Gardner. She later joined Sky News as one of the most high profile faces in the channel's launch. For four years, Penny was the main anchor on Sky News 'Sunrise' and latterly, a presenter and producer of her own series of 'Action Adventure' news specials for Sky News.

In April 1993 she took up a presenting position with GMTV; she still works with the company today.

However, since 1994 she has also fronted LWT's 'Most Wanted' and has presented their hugely successful 'Crime File', 'Crime Net', 'Crime Weekly' and 'Crime Monthly' series. She also hosted Carlton Food Network's 'Superchefs' programmes, where Britain's top chefs competed before a live audience.

Sarah joined BBC Scotland as a graduate trainee in 1989. She then moved to Belfast where she worked for BBC Northern Ireland. Back to London a year later in 1991 where she was an assistant producer on youth programmes such as 'Rough Guide', 'Reportage' and 'Rapido'. By 1993, Sarah had moved into current affairs, working initially on 'Public Eye' and 'Here And Now' before taking up a position as producer on 'Newsnight' in 1994.

In 1997, she moved to '5 News' where she was a reporter. She joined 'Channel 4 News' in 1998 as their Scotland correspondent. A few years later and Sarah was presenting 'Channel 4 News' on a regular basis.

In October 2005, Sarah became the main anchor of 'More4 News'.

Westcountry TV journalist and producer who is best known to South West viewers as one of the anchors of the station's Sunday lunchtime news magazine and weekly round-up for the deaf, 'Westcountry Update'.
Yorkshire Television reporter and presenter.
Presenter with 'Central News' (West).
One of the original team of three presenters on BBC Scotland's regional news programme, 'Reporting Scotland'.
Cyril was an RTÉ newsreader in the 1970s and early-1980s.
Bob's career began at the Manchester Evening News, where he was a darkroom assistant initially, later progressing to the post of photographer. He then moved to a similar role at the Manchester Guardian. In 1974, he joined Granada, where he presented 'Granada Reports', 'Granada Tonight' and the long-running countryside programme 'Down To Earth'. He retired in the mid-1990s but continued to put in appearances on-screen.

Bob died on July 31 2006.

Bill's broadcasting career began in the late-1960s at BBC Northern Ireland. He was one of the original line-up of presenters on Downtown Radio at its launch in 1976, becoming the first presenter of 'Downtown Downbeat', as well as 'The Sunday Request Show', and various Big Band shows.

In 1978 he joined Ulster Television, where he was a newasreader and continuity announcer. He remained at the station until 1987, when he moved to Townland Radio in Cookstown. In 1995 he returned to Belfast to work at BCR/Citybeat, reading the news. He moved to rival radio station U105 in 2005 - again, presenting news bulletins. He also presented 'The Weekend Breakfast Show' on Carrickfergus FM. His last show was in June 2010.

Bill passed away at Belfast City Hospital on January 26 2011 after a year-long battle with cancer. He was 74.

(OBE). Joined the BBC in 1924 and retired in 1965. BBC Radio Home Service announcer, 1928 - 1933, 1940 and 1944. BBC TV news reader, July 1954 until February 1957. Famously, he commentated on the annual Boat Race between Cambridge and Oxford from 1931 - 1980. He died on 25 March 1996, aged 92.
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Jon's broadcasting career started off in local radio. He joined ITN in 1976. He was their Washington correspondent from 1984 and in 1986 he appointed diplomatic editor. Jon anchored ITN's General Election programme in 1992.

Jon is best known as the main anchor on 'Channel 4 News'. He joined the programme in April 1989 and within a matter of months he became its full-time presenter.

During his time with ITN, Jon has reported on many major news events both from the studio and on the ground.
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ITN reporter and newscaster before joining BBC Television where he became famous for his election night interpretation of voting data with his swingometer and, later, a raft of hi-tech graphics. He was a long serving presenter of BBC Two's 'Newsnight' and also anchored 'Tomorrow's World' in the late-1990s.
Angelina has a degree in English and a post-graduate diploma in broadcast journalism. In the leadup to her diploma, Angelina had periods of work experience at the BBC's Pebble Mill studios in Birmingham. However, her broadcasting career started proper when she joined BBC WM radio as a journalist; she was a reporter and also read news bulletins.

In 2005, following a short stint with BBC 'Midlands Today', Angelina worked as a freelance journalist for various TV and radio outlets.

In December 2005, she started with BBC East Midlands. She is currently a presenter (breakfast bulletins mainly) and reporter on 'East Midlands Today'.

Accomplished radio producer turned television journalist and well known reporter and presenter for HTV West. As well as occasionally co-presenting 'HTV News' and now 'ITV West News', Jane has presented and reported for local health programmes.
BBC Radio News - home Reporter, 1979 - 1981 and industrial/labour correspondent, 1981 - 1984. She gained TV experience in an attachment to BBC TV's 'Nationwide' as a reporter in 1983. She joined BBC TV News as news reader on the 'Nine O'Clock News' in July 1984, later moving to present the 'One O'Clock News' before leaving the BBC in August 1987.

Julia moved to ITN as a newscaster from September 1987. She presented her final broadcast in January 2000 on the 'ITV Lunchtime News' with John Suchet - saying "It is the final goodbye before moving on to other ITN projects. I have to say working on the Lunchtime News has been the happiest time of my career."

Unusually, Suchet then embraced her and gave her a kiss on air.

Julia later became a regular face on the ITN News Channel.

She later returned to ITN for one night (19 September 2005), as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations, to co-present the 'ITV Evening News'.
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Co-presenter of 'Central News' in the East Midlands with Andy Craig, who went on to report for ITV's 'This Morning'. Anna trained as a lawyer and now practises in Nottingham.
Judi Spiers was one of the most popular announcers on Westward TV, landing the job as a relief announcer in 1977 after replying to an advertisement in the local Plymouth Evening Herald. Her zany sense of humour and cheeky, irreverent approach to the job - particularly the Gus Honeybun birthdays slot - won her many fans, and her role soon grew from the typical continuity announcer/news reader to Westward's homegrown action girl.

For TSW, in addition to her announcing and newsreading duties, she hosted the weekly Friday 'What's Ahead' entertainment guide with fellow announcer David Rodgers; and the regular 'Mr And Miss' TSW beauty contests. She also had her own TSW produced nationally syndicated chatshow - Judi! - which ran for six shows. She appeared as the news reader in TSW's nationally networked drama series, 'Heather Ann', in 1983.

Judi left TSW c. 1986 to pursue a national television career with the BBC, co-presenting 'Pebble Mill At One' and 'Open Air' on BBC One. She moved to BBC Radio 2 with her own Saturday morning show in the early-1990s, and also continued with televison work, including the nationally networked TVS production, 'Scavenger Hunt'.

Judi is now the regular mid-morning presenter on BBC Radio Devon, pens her own column in the monthly Devon Life magazine, and also presents for ITV 1 Westcountry.
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Judith presented on BBC 'Look North' from 1980. She was a relief news reader on 'News After Noon' in April 1983.

Judith now works at the University of Leeds within the Institute of Communication Studies where she is the section head of broadcast journalism.
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Charlie joined GWR in Bristol as a trainee reporter in 1985. In 1988, he moved to London to work for GLR as a reporter. He also worked for BBC Radio 5 Live, LBC and Capital FM. He switched to television in 1994, becoming a presenter on Live TV's morning show. In 1995, he was appointed entertainment editor with Independent Radio News - a role which involved reporting, producing and co-ordinating entertainment news for IRN and ITN.

In 1997, he became involved with the reporting team behind 'Five News'. In January 2001, he became one of the regular presenters on 'Five News'. Shortly after Sky News took over the production of 'Five News' in January 2005, Charlie resigned.

Since March 2005, Charlie has been operating on a freelance basis. In early-2006, he presented weekend editions of 'Breakfast' for the BBC. Later in 2006, he appeared as a news presenter on Sky News.

Andy Steggall joined TVS in the mid-1980s as a Southampton based sports reporter and presenter, and later co-presented 'Ski Tips' with Liz Wickham.

Andy also worked for the 'Channel 4 Daily' and moved from TVS to GMTV as their sports presenter. He then moved on to Meridian in 1994. Andy now presents 'Meridian Tonight' sport, and anchors the main programme when Fred Dinenage is away. He has been a BT sports journalism award winner five times in seven years and was nominated for Royal Television Society awards in 2002 as a presenter and documentary maker.

David was a news reader/presenter with BBC Midlands from 1961 until 1987.
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Alastair's TV career began in 1976 with Southern Television, where he was a presenter and reporter.

He joined ITN in 1980 as industrial correspondent and moved into newscasting in 1981. He has presented virtually every ITV news programme at some point during his career.

Alastair was a presenter and reporter with 'Channel 4 News' in its early days. From 1983 he became involved in ITN's annual budget coverage programme for ITV; he was anchoring the programme from 1988. He co-anchored ITN's 1987, 1992 and 1997 General Election programmes. In 1986 he presented the 'ITN News At 5.40' on ITV. He had progressed to 'News At Ten' by 1989.

In 1993 Alastair became a regular presenter on 'London Tonight'; he is still with the programme at present.

In 1995 he presented 'Alastair Stewart's Sunday' on BBC Radio 5 Live. He later moved to GMTV where he hosted 'Alastair Stewart's Sunday Programme'; that programme continued until July 2001.

Alastair moved back to ITV News in 2003 to present coverage of the Iraq War on the ITV News Channel. He remained a regular face on the ITV News Channel until its closure in December 2005.
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Regular presenter of 'Channel Report', on Channel Television, in the early and 1990s, who moved to Central Television in Abingdon, Berkshire, where she is now one of the main presenters on 'Central News' (South).
ITN reporter, 1986 - 1988, 'Channel 4 News' USA correspondent and ITN diplomatic editor, 1990 - 1993 and a relief newscaster in September 1991.

He became a BBC TV news reader in April 1993, and then moved to radio where he is currently one of the main presenters of BBC Radio 4's agenda setting 'Today' programme.
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Former Ulster Television announcer/news reader.
Vivien was a Central TV announcer and news reader in the early-1980s. She was also a daytime continuity announcer for Thames TV and Anglia TV at about the same time.

In 1983, she had a spell as a BBC TV announcer. She was a presenter, BBC Radio 2 in 1980; BBC Radio 2 announcer from 1980 until 1982. She also appeared as relief weather presenter on BBC TV's 'Breakfast Time' in 1988 and as a voice on BBC TV's 'Points Of View' in 1988 - TBC.

BBC Radio 2/Radio 4 announcer, 1977 - 1981; BBC Radio 2 presenter in 1980 and 1986. She was BBC TV's first black news reader and is also one of the longest serving BBC TV news readers. Moira's first TV news appearance was on 'News Afternoon' on September 7 1981. From October 2000 until April 2006, she read news bulletins, mainly between Monday and Thursday, for BBC TV's 'Breakfast' and also on 'Breakfast With Frost' and subsequently 'Sunday AM' with Andrew Marr.

In April 2006, following the relaunch of the 'Breakfast' programme, Moira's TV news presenting became restricted to Sunday morning and lunchtime on BBC One.

Grampian Television reporter and presenter.
John started off with the Reuters news agency. He then moved to the BBC TV newsroom. After a short spell there he moved to ITN in 1972 as a reporter. He switched to newscasting in the mid-1980s. During his time in that role, he had been involved with virtually all of the main ITV news programmes.

He received awards for his roles both as a presenter and reporter winning Television Journalist Of The Year in 1986 and Television Newscaster of the Year in 1996.

John retired from ITN in 2004. However, in January 2006 he returned to our screens, presenting the Thursday and Friday editions of 'Five News', covering for Kirsty Young who went on maternity leave. In August 2006, John was offered a permanent role as anchor of 'Five News', working alongside Kirsty Young.

Away from news, John's has a keen interest in the life and work of Beethoven. John travels the country giving talks about the great composer and also makes regular appearances on BBC Radios 3 and 4 speaking on the subject.

John is a regular presenter on Classic FM.
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Claire has been a news presenter with BBC Wales since the late-1990s.
Natalie joined Channel in 2001 as a production assistant, having studied newspaper journalism with English at the University of Central Lancashire. She quickly took on further producing roles, before becoming a reporter and presenter on 'Channel Report'.
Joined TSW as co-host of 'Today South West', presenting the very first programme with veteran anchorman Ken MacLeod. Kerry soon left the job, and her seat was filled by Merryn Longfoot. Kerry went on to newsread for TVS in Maidstone and Thames Television in London (1988/1989), and now presents for Meridian Broadcasting.
'Anglia News' journalist/presenter. Richard is now one of the main anchors of 'Anglia News' in the East of the region.
ATV Today reporter who, with colleague Chris Tarrant patrolled the streets of the Midlands, hunting down the region's strangest news and feature stories, which often featured odd balls and eccentrics. The Tarrant and Swallow double-act was entertaining, and always well done, and was very typical of ITV local news magazines of the 1970s. This sort of larking around fell out of favour with local television news editors in the 1980s as they tried to make their formats more serious. John moved on to present with Central. He retired from the company in the early-2000s.
Fionnuala has a higher diploma in education and a bachelor degree in English and history from the University College, Dublin

Belfast born Fionnuala was a regular RTÉ TV news presenter from the early-1990s until 1993. In 1993, she was the presenter of the Eurovision Song Contest, hosted by RTÉ from Millstreet, Cork.

After five years with RTÉ, Fionnuala moved to CNN in London in 1993, where she works as a programme anchor and reporter.

Long serving HTV Wales presenter, who has fronted 'Report Wales' and 'Y Dydd', and made a name for himself as an HTV and ITV rugby commentator.

He regularly presented the sports segment on HTV's 'Wales At Six' news programme in the 1980s and 1990s, and produced the company's 'Front Row' Rugby programme. In 2002 he became HTV Wales' main sports commentator.

Glamorous co-anchor of 'Calendar' who has reported and presented on a wide range of Yorkshire Television programmes over the years, including the 'Tonight' programme. Before joining YTV, she presented the BBC's 'North West Tonight'.
A teacher at Campbell College, Belfast, Robin Taylor joined UTV as a continuity announcer around the time of the station's relaunch in June 1993. Robin mixed his teaching career with weekend and holiday continuity/news reading cover at UTV. He also occcasionally presented weather forecasts in-vision. He last appeared on UTV in 2009.
Matt Teale is an award-winning journalist with a background in news reporting and documentary making. He's worked as a presenter for Setanta Sports News and ITV Central in the Midlands, during which time he won a coveted RTS Sports award.

Matt is currently a presenter on ITV London's regional news programme 'London Tonight'.

Occasional HTV West news reader who was also the company's Wiltshire reporter. He left ITV West to join Sky News in 2003 where is a reporter and occasional presenter.
Tyne Tees TV news reporter and presenter, who fronted the 'Network North' Bilsdale transmitter local news opt-out in the mid-1990s.
Guy was invited to join Television Wales and West (TWW) in 1959 as the first news reader/interviewer at their newly opened Bristol studio before becoming anchorman of the nightly news magazine, 'TWW Reports', covering Wales and the West Country. He was presented with an Ambrose Fleming Award for his contribution to television, but says he prefers to remember his interviews with Marlene Dietrich, Jayne Mansfield and Miss World 1963.

Guy also filled in the odd gap in the continuity announcing rota at TWW when they were short staffed.

He freelanced from 1968, starting as a guest presenter of 'Westward Diary' in Plymouth, 'Good Morning Wales' for BBC Wales, as well as joining the BBC Two announcing team and a continuing association with the BBC 'Midlands Today' programme at Pebble Mill.

Guy pioneered the introduction of audio books for education, presented motor sports films for American television and the first of the popular music compilation TV programmes with a profile of Vivian Ellis. Frequent presenter of industrial films. Guy is now retired and concentrates on research for museum projects.

ITN newscaster from 1956 until the mid-1960s.
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Owen's journey into broadcasting began on a BBC News Trainee Scheme in 1987.

Roles held during career to date: reporter and presenter for 'London Tonight'; reporter and presenter with BBC Radio 1's 'Newsbeat'; presenter, the business news on BBC News 24 and BBC World; presenter, 'ITV Morning News' and the ITV News Channel.

Owen co-presented during the last hour of the ITV News Channel.

Charlie started off in journalism as a reporter for the Hounslow Informer in the mid-1980s. Broadcasting beckoned and by 1988 he was working as a sports reporter at Capital Gold.

In 1990 he moved to Sky, whilst also freelancing for the likes of Screensport and IRN. During his time with Sky, Charlie has been a football reporter (1992 - 1994) and cricket reporter (1994 - 1999).

Since 1999 he has been presenting on Sky News.

TVS announcer who later joined LWT just as in-vision announcing was being phased out in the early-1980s. Glen remained with LWT until October 2002. From 2002 to 2004, he was a freelance announcer at ITV 1. He has also presented for 'Meridian News' in the South East, Sky Television, and on several satellite travel and shopping channels.

Glen has worked at a number of radio stations: he was a member of the launch team at Severn Sound in Gloucester in 1980; GWR in Wiltshire; Mercia Sound in Coventry; host of the breakfast show on Kent’s Invicta FM during the late-1980s and early-1990s, gaining some of the highest audience figures in the station’s history.

Glen runs his own audio production studio in Kent and produces work for a variety of independent companies and corporate clients.

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Noel has been co-presenting on the main BBC Northern Ireland 'Newsline' programme since 1998. During his career with the BBC - going back to 1979 - Noel has worked on radio and television in London, Manchester and Birmingham. He has been involved with the BBC World Service as well as programmes such as 'Newsround', 'Newsnight' and 'Breakfast News'. He has also performed a few presenting shifts on BBC News 24.

Noel also presented the local BBC Northern Ireland news programme 'Inside Ulster' between 1992 and 1996. He is the regular presenter of the political analysis series 'Hearts And Minds'.

Noel won the prestigious Royal Television Society 'Regional Presenter Of The Year' for two years running.

Long serving Grampian Television news presenter and reporter.
Jeremy was a BBC 'Look North' presenter from 1974 until 77. He joined BBC TV News as North of England correspondent until 1982. He was a relief BBC TV news reader on 'News After Noon' from December 1981 unril January 1982.

Jeremy joined ITN as sports correspondent and was later Far East correspondent. He is currently one of the main presenters on Sky News.

In February 2006, Jeremy won the Royal Television Society's award for Presenter Of The Year.
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Beverley began her BBC career with BBC Wales where she worked as a presenter and reporter for BBC 'Wales Today'. She later worked on BBC 'Points West' and 'Look North' at BBC North East and Cumbria.

Beverley has also worked for BBC 'Breakfast News', 'Woman's Hour' on BBC Radio 4 and she has presented on BBC World.

She joined BBC 'South East Today' as health correspondent in 2000; in 2001, she became one of the regular co-presenters on the programme.

Ceri has been a presenter with BBC 'South East Today' since its launch. Prior to joining the BBC, she worked as a presenter at HTV West.

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Alex worked in the news department at BBC Northern Ireland, serving both the TV and radio operation there. By the mid-1990s, Alex had moved to 'Channel 4 News' where he became a regular presenter. He is also the programme's chief news correspondent.

Alex won a Royal Television Society award in 1997 for his investigations into the events of Bloody Sunday in Northern Ireland. He has also written books about India and the Gulf War.

Presenter, BBC Southampton's 'South Today', 1984 - 1986. BBC TV News - home reporter, 1986 - 1987 and national news reader, March 1987 until February 1988.

Later she presented BBC TV's 'Songs Of Praise' and BBC Radio 4's 'You And Yours', 1988 - 1991.

Debbie's was the first face to be seen on Meridian on January 1 1993, when she hosted the station's inaugural programme, 'Meridian: The First Ten Minutes', standing in front of Winchester Cathedral just after midnight. She has also presented on BBC Radio 2, and currently co-hosts the Southampton edition of 'Meridian Tonight' with Fred Dinenage.

BBC TV News Division home news reporter, 1956 - 1966. BBC TV News home reporter, 1960 - 1961. Presenter, BBC Regional TV's 'Town And Around' in 1959. BBC Two news reader on 'Newsroom', April 1964 until May 1966. He also presented BBC TV Children's 'Young Scientist Of The Year' from 1979 to 1981.
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Annabel started off in local papers and radio. She was the first face to appear on Live TV, based in Birmingham, where she was a presenter and reporter.

Annabel has also worked for: Signal Radio; BRMB Radio; Birmingham Live; Central Television (East Midlands), reporter and then presenter (1997 - 2003).

Since 2003, Annabel has been a presenter and producer with 'North West Tonight' at BBC Manchester.

David was an RTÉ newsreader and announcer from the early-1960s to the mid-1970s.
BBC Radio Home Service announcer, 1947 - 1959. Appeared as an announcer on BBC Radio's 'The Goon Show', 1951 - 1953. He was a BBC TV news reader, July 1954 until September 1954. He's the father of actor Christopher Timothy. Andrew died on 9 December 1990, aged 78.

(OBE). BBC TV News home reporter, 1959 - 1970 and news reader on BBC Two's 'Newsroom' (the UK's first half-hour news programme) and BBC TV's 'Weekend News', October 1964 until April 1970.

Presenter, BBC Radio 4's 'Today', 1964, 1970 - 1976 and 1978 - 1986. He also presented BBC TV's 'Tonight', 1976 - 1978.
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Kenny joined ITV Tyne Tees in 2002 after spending almost five years as a reporter/presenter with ITV Border. Originally from Annan, in south west Scotland, he graduated from Edinburgh University and then soon after began his career in journalism with Dumfriesshire Newspaper Group before making the switch to television.

Over the years he has been involved in a number of projects ranging from Scottish parliament correspondent to sports presenter. He is currently a reporter and presenter with ITV Tyne Tees covering both the north and south flagship programmes. He has also worked on a number of documentaries.

He is an RTS award winner, having won the 'Journalist Of The Year' in 2006 and has also been awarded silver in the ING News group awards in both 2005 and 2006. Kenny has a number of interests ranging from amateur dramatics to any kind of sports, indeed he has a rather unhealthy obsession with Carlisle United, having been a season ticket holder there for more years than he cares to remember. At the moment though, all his spare time is taken up looking after his young son, Mackenzie Jake, who was born on Christmas Day 2006.

Alan was a presenter with BBC 'Midlands Today' from 1972 until July 1997, when he resigned on air.
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The main anchor of STV's 'Scotland Today' on its launch in 1972 until 1983 when he left the programme.
Former actor and original male presenter on 'Blue Peter' (1958 - 1967). Christopher left the programme to join BBC 'Look East' as a presenter during the late-1960s and early-1970s. He appeared on Blue Peter's 20th anniversary programme to launch a new Endeavour Award. He died in September 1992.
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Sheila was a presenter on BBC TV South West's 'Spotlight' in 1960/1961. She was a BBC TV in-vision announcer from 1961 until 1963 and a presenter on the BBC Light Programme in 1963.

She was a BBC Radio 4/Radio 2 announcer from 1973 - TBC and a presenter on BBC Radio 2 from 1977 onwards. She also voiced BBC TV presentation trails.

Sarah studied journalism at Nottingham-Trent University. Her first broadcast job was with a commercial radio station in Leicester.

She returned to Northern Ireland to present news and general interest programming on BBC Radio Foyle in Derry.

Sarah joined the BBC Northern Ireland television news team in Belfast in 1999. Since then she has become a regular on the breakfast, morning, lunchtime and early afternoon bulletins. Since 2005, she has been presenting a regular once-a-week segment within the main evening 'Newsline' programme - Family Focus. She also occasionally co-presents the main evening edition of 'Newsline'.

Donna journalistic career began with RTÉ. She joined the BBC in 1989, reading the news on BBC Radio Ulster. She was the first person to break the news of the IRA ceasefire in August 1994 - part of this broadcast was played on national bulletins throughout the day.

She gradually broke into the TV side of news at Broadcasting House and became a regular breakfast presenter in the early-1990s before taking on a more prominent role in the main early evening editions of 'Inside Ulster' from c. 1992.

Donna has presented many programmes for BBC Northern Ireland: she fronts the 'Children In Need' charity extravaganza each year; she travelled all over Northern Ireland meeting people in 'Country Times'; hosting the Balmoral Show - the highlight of the local agricultural calendar - is another regular event in her presenting diary.

Donna is married to broadcaster Ronan Kelly.

(Sir). Ian Trethowan was deputy editor and political editor at ITN from 1958 until 1963. He was a reporter for various programmes during that period, including: 'Roving Report'; 'Dateline London', 1961 - 1962; 'Dateline Westminster', 1962 - 1963. Sir Ian was also a relief ITN newscaster in 1958 and from December 1961 until July 1962. He also co-presented on ITN's coverage of the general election in 1959.

In 1963, he moved to the BBC as a reporter. He appeared on the BBC's election night programmes and on '24 Hours' (1967).

In 1970, he became managing director of BBC Network Radio. From 1977 until 1982, he was director general of the BBC. He was knighted in 1980. In 1987, he became the chairman of Thames Television.

Sir Ian Trethowan died in December 1990, having suffered from motor neurone disease.
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Finian was a 'Nuacht' newsreader and reporter in the 1970s.
Presenter of BBC TV's 'Late Night Line-Up', 1964 until 1967, 'Midweek', 1974, and 'Tonight', 1975 until 1979. Reporter, BBC TV's '24 Hours', 1967 until 1972 and 'Man Alive' between 1971 and 1974. ITN newscaster on the 'Morning News' and 'Weekend News' from April 1994 until c. the late-1990s. He now presents on RTÉ Radio in Ireland.
Bill is a graduate of Edinburgh University and the Centre For Journalism Studies in Cardiff. His career in journalism began with Radio Clyde where he was a reporter. He then spent five years freelancing in New York.

Next stop was the BBC, where he has reported from over thirty countries and covered many major events such as presidential elections, the Lockerbie disaster and the Romanian revolution in 1989.

By the late-1990s, Bill was starting to move into news presenting on BBC News 24. He also worked at BBC Radio 5 Live. In 2001, he became one of the regular weekend presenters on 'Breakfast'.

Other broadcasting projects: Bill took part in 'Strictly Come Dancing' series 3 in 2005.

Reporter, 1968, and a presenter in 1969 on BBC TV's 'The Money Programme'. Presenter, BBC Radio 4's 'The World Tonight', 1970 - 1978 and BBC TV's 'Newsnight', 1980 - 1986. BBC TV news reader on BBC Two's early evening 'News Summary' and BBC One's lunchtime news in August 1981 and between April 1993 and 1995 on BBC One's 'One O'Clock News. Later, he became managing director of the BBC World Service.
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Sasha was a Network BBC announcer from 1998 until 2003, her voice being heard on BBC One and BBC Two as well as BBC Prime and BBC Learning. In August 2003, she crossed over to ITV, where she announced on ITV 1, ITV 2 and ITV 3.

Sasha left ITV in early-2005, and in August 2005 she moved to Russia Today (a new 24-hour TV news channel, broadcasting worldwide) as a news anchor. A natural progression perhaps - Sasha is a fully-qualified broadcast journalist. She was also the launch anchor for the channel.

In April 2007, Sasha moved back to the UK, where she is now a regular face on Sky News.

Sasha started her career in radio. She worked as a DJ for several years at various local and regional radio stations. During her time in radio, she produced a wide spectrum of programmes, ranging from countless celebrity interviews to a week spent in orphanages and refugee camps in Bosnia during the conflict in the former Yugoslavia.

She was also a presenter for a national cable kids TV channel, dishing up a weekly talk show and a series of location-based programmes about life at university.

Richard started off in farming but soon caught the journalism bug and moved into local newspapers; in the late-1970s he worked for the Reading Chronicle. Broadcasting was next on the agenda and he joined BBC Radio WM in Birmingham. In the early-1990s, he became a presenter on BBC 'Midlands Today'.

He later moved back to radio - but this time went national with 'Farming Today' on BBC Radio 4. In 1998, he moved to a presenting role on 'Open Country', again on BBC Radio 4. In 2002, he took a break from radio to concentrate on TV work but by February 2003, he was back with 'Open Country'.

Richard lives in the Shropshire countryside with his family. He runs an independent production company (ACP) with his partner.
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Chris was educated at Sherborne School and the Royal Naval College at Dartmouth, where he joined the navy in 1969 as a seaman officer.

In 1981, he decided that he needed a career change; he wanted to get into broadcast journalism. He started working with Bristol Hospital Radio in order to pick up the technical side of the job. Whilst there, he wrote to local radio stations around the country.

BBC Radio Bristol gave him an opportunity to learn the ropes. After a year in the Bristol newsroom, Chris turned his sights to television and became a freelance reporter; he also did some basic newsreading. In 1983, he was appointed as a presenter with BBC 'Points West'.

Jane is a news and weather presenter for ITV Breakfast regional news strand, 'Daybreak Northern Ireland'. She began her career as a freelance documentary researcher and assistant producer.

Jane has an English Literature and Drama degree from Trinity College Dublin and completed her journalism studies at Belfast Metropolitan College.

Suzanne's first job as a journalist was as a trainee reporter at the Solihull Times. She later worked for 'Central News'. It was then back to the newspaper industry and the Sunday Mercury and the Birmingham Mail. She then moved to BBC WM but, after 16 months, returned to 'Central News' as a producer, presenter and reporter.

Since 2001, Suzanne has worked as a presenter and reporter with BBC 'Midlands Today'. In 2002 she became one of the regular presenters on the main evening edition of the programme.

Suzanne's involvement with 'Midlands Today' was reduced somewhat between October 2005 and April 2006 when she took up a presenting role on the national 'Breakfast' programme.
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One of Ali's first jobs was as a bus driver in Bath. She later studied for a degree in media studies in Coventry. Subsequent jobs included working as a secretary in the BBC director general's office at Television Centre in London and working in the community unit at the BBC in Bath.

However, fame on the airwaves wasn't far away; Ali joined BBC Radio Bristol as an early morning presenter. She then made the move to television, joining BBC South West's 'Spotlight' as a reporter and presenter.

Ali currently presents on 'Weekend West' every Saturday morning on BBC Radio Bristol as well as reporting and presenting for BBC 'Points West'.

Mark was a BBC TV announcer from 1983 to 1986 (first voice heard over the new BBC One COW globe in 1985), moving from BBC TV Newcastle where he fronted bulletins for 'Look North' and BBC Radio 4 in the north. Before that, he presented on BBC local radio in Leeds and Cleveland.

In 1986, he became an assistant producer for BBC network religious programmes, and in 1988 he moved to BBC TV in Leeds as a director and presenter, directing documentaries and features for both regional and network output. Programmes included 'North Of Westminster', 'Settle', 'Carlisle Railway', and 'The Restoration Of York Minster'. He was also a relief presenter of TV news bulletins.

In 1990, Mark moved back to BBC TV in London returning to the announcing team until c. 1992. Later he was transmission director for BBC One and BBC Two and involved with the launch of the satellite services BBC World and BBC Prime. Recently, he has worked as a creative producer for BBC Broadcast, leading a team of promo directors producing radio and television spots for the English regions.

Sheffield born Anna Walker co-presented Yorkshire Television's 'Calendar' regional news magazine programme until 1989 when she left to front sports output for British Satellite Broadcasting. When Sky took over the company, many BSB staff were made redundant and Anna undertook freelance sports reporting duties for BBC television nationally, working on several events including the winter and summer Olympics of 1992.

She soon moved to Sky Television as a sports presenter, and currently also presents on the digital Wellbeing channel. Anna also hosted 'Good Morning Britain' for TV-am for a short spell before joining YTV.

Anna has presented on a number of other television programmes: 'Garden Challenge'; 'Big Strong Boys'; 'Garden Invaders'; 'Tomorrow's World' (BBC); 'Wish You Were Here' (ITV).

Carole is a political correspondent for BBC News. She also occasionally presents on the BBC News Channel.

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Main anchor of Border's 'Lookaround' regional news magazine for more than two decades up until 1998 when he retired. He still appeared on the programme after this date as a guest presenter. Sadly, Eric Wallace died on 28 April 2004 after a long battle against cancer.
1990s Westcountry TV news reporter and news bulletin presenter who caused an international media sensation when she proposed to boyfriend, Mike, over the air at the end of one 1995 bulletin.
Peter is one of the presenters of Westcountry's Sunday news magazine 'Westcountry Update'.
Bob started his career as a reporter with ATV in the early-1970s, but left to join Yorkshire Television's news department where he became the first ever breakfast television presenter when the company experimented with 'Good Morning Calendar' in the mid-1970s.

Bob returned to ATV to anchor 'ATV Today' in the late-1970s, co-hosting the programme with Wendy Nelson and Anne Diamond. He moved over to Central TV in 1982 to present 'Central News' in the West Midlands with Wendy Nelson, and is still there today.

Michael's first experience of broadcasting came in 1984 when he worked for Richmond-Upon-Thames College radio on a voluntary basis. He also worked for AA Roadwatch, compiling and broadcastiing road traffic reports.

He anchored BBC Radio 5 Live's 'Morning Reports' programme for four years.

In May 1999, he joined Sky News, presenting the overnight news service. In April 2004, he announced that he was leaving Sky. In December 2004, Michael returned to Sky News, presenting on a freelance basis..

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BBC TV foreign affairs reporter, 1991 and news reader from August 1995 until December 1995, December 1997 to March 1998, and in April 1999, mostly on the 'One O'Clock News' and 'Six O'Clock News'. He also presented 'Breakfast News', 1993 - August 1998. He was a news reader on BBC World in 1995. He later took up the position of BBC Europe correspondent. More recently, Justin is serving as a BBC correspondent in Washington.

Justin was also an occasional presenter on BBC Radio 4's 'Today' programme.

(Later Marylyn Mason). Marylyn joined YTV's nightly news programme ('Calendar') from print journalism in 1972, to spearhead a news unit based in Lincoln, when YTV took over the Belmont transmitter from Anglia TV. She moved to the Leeds television centre in 1975 as a reporter, news reader and presenter.

Throughtout the 1970s and 1980s, she covered most major stories in the region, from the Flixborough disaster to all five years of the 'Yorkshire Ripper' murders and the subsequent Old Bailey trial of Peter Sutcliffe.

From 1989 to 1999, she was involved with an independent production company which produced environmental and gardening programmes for YTV, Channel 4 and Anglia TV, with garden designer and presenter Alan Mason (husband). Marylyn and Alan now concentrate on Alan Mason Garden Design, established in 1987.

Awards: 1983/4 Radio and Television Industries (Yorkshire) Club Personality of the Year (a year in which she presented 'Calendar' and six other series).

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STV reporter and news bulletin presenter, often found manning the early shift.
Kate is a presenter on ITV Border's 'Lookaround'.
Yorkshire TV, Tyne Tees TV and then HTV Wales news presenter and reporter since 1988, who was found dead in January 2001 on a beach near his home. An inquest recorded a verdict of accidental death.

HTV Wales reported the sad news in this way:

"The death of popular HTV presenter Huw Weekes shocked and saddened people all across Wales. Hundreds of tributes poured in to the HTV newsroom from viewers, colleagues and politicians. Many people said that although they had never met him, they felt as though they had lost a good friend. It is clear from all the messages that Huw will be remembered with great respect and affection. For the last thirteen years he was one of the most popular faces on HTV. He loved his job and it was obvious to the viewers, as was his wonderful sense of humour.

HTV's controller, Elis Owen, described Huw as a cornerstone of HTV. 'He was an excellent journalist...one of the few journalists who could convey serious presentational style with a sense of humour.'

He was one of the most experienced television journalists in the country. He began his career on local newspapers but his talent was soon spotted and he became a regular face on Yorkshire Television, reporting on the miners' strike. In 1988 Huw made the move back home to Wales and joined HTV. It was here that he really showed the range of his talents, from being anchorman on the station's nightly news programme to compiling his famously off-the-wall reports on the funny side of life. He was a consummate professional to the end. His last broadcast was on the day he died.

First Secretary, Rhodri Morgan, was among the many who paid tribute to him, saying he was deeply sorry at the loss of a friend. The greatest passion of Huw's life was his family. On Saturday afternoons you could often find him with his children on the terraces at his beloved Cardiff City. His brother Gareth described him as a wonderful family man and a model father. He was, he said, a loving person and a marvellously entertaining companion. He will be terribly missed by all those who knew him.

Huw, who was 43, was was found dead on a beach near his home in Llantwit Major on January 17. He had recently returned to work after being ill with depression. He leaves a wife and three children. Our thoughts are with them."

Colin had a brief spell as a presenter in 1962 on the pre-runner to BBC 'Look North'. He is an accomplised actor/writer, best known as PC David Graham in 'Z Cars', 1962 - 1965 and for winning an Oscar in 1982 for the screenplay of Chariots of Fire.
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Clare started her journalistic career working with local newspapers in Kent. She then moved into television, reporting for Meridian TV.

In 1997, she joined Anglia TV. She is currently a presenter of 'Anglia News' in the East of the region.

Former presenter of both 'Westward Diary' - in its very early days (he presented for one week in every three alternating with Ken MacLeod and Reginald Bosanquet) - and Southern's 'Day By Day' where he presented from 1968 until 1980. Barry now runs a broadcast training consultancy, preparing PR men and company executives for television and radio interviews.
Since January 2004, Jonathan has worked as a news presenter for the BBC World Service. He has regularly presented the 'BBC World News', 'The African News' and programmes such as 'From Our Own Correspondent'.

Jonathan started in television in the early-1990s, working for the PBS station in Seattle (KCTS Television), presenting programmes and documentaries; he was also the main promotional voice of the station. After training as a news writer at Worldwide Television News, Jonathan presented various WTN documentaries, including the environmental series 'Earthfile' and a five hour programme about Nigeria.

For c. six years, Jonathan worked for ITV. Most of his time there was spent at HTV West as a news presenter and announcer (1994 - 1998). He presented the channel's lunchtime news, morning bulletins and the popular late news programme at 10.30pm.

Jonathan presented the weather for Meridian (1992 - 1993); he was also an announcer there and at HTV Wales (1993). He also presented on the Sky News overnight service for a period.

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Eileen is a relief RTÉ news presenter, covering weekday daytime and weekend bulletins mostly. Eileen works primarily as a news reporter.
Westcountry Television news reporter and bulletin presenter in the station's early days from 1993.
Reporter and presenter for HTV West and ITV West from the early-1980s to the present day.
Stewart's broadcasting career began with a very short pre-programme announcement on the BBC World Service. He went on to work at BBC Radio Brighton and later BBC Radio Derby, where he produced and presented various news and entertainment programmes. He then moved to BRMB Radio in Birmingham where he presented the daily mid morning programme.

Then came the move to television. He was an ATV in-vision announcer, 1979 until 1981, and then a Central TV continuity announcer until he left the company in 1984 to co-present the BBC's 'Look East' from Norwich, where he remains today.

Stewart continues his links with radio, presenting a weekly programme for BBC Radio Norfolk.

Other TV/radio credits: 'Star Soccer' (Central); 'Something Different' (Central); football commentary (BBC Radio 5 Live).
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Grampian TV reporter, bulletin news reader, and frequent co-anchor of evening news magazine 'North Tonight'. Mark started his television career at Border Television in 1991, after several years on BBC Radio where he covered events such as the Lockerbie disaster. He was then poached by Grampian in 1993 to become one of the main presenters of 'North Tonight', where he remained until 1999. He is currently a reporter/presenter for Sky News.
One of the main 'Scotland Today' presenters since 1995, when she replaced Kirsty Young on the anchor set.
Ian was educated at Ponteland County High School in Northumberland.

His first venture into broadcasting was with hospital radio station Radio Tyneside in Newcastle in 1988.

In 1990, he was a TV researcher at York Films of England. He moved to IMS Ltd (subtitling and facilities) in 1993. Later in 1993, Ian was a researcher on BBC TV East's 'Look East'.

In 1995 he took up a position involving presenting, reporting and producing at BBC Radio Norfolk. Later in 1995, he became a broadcast journalist at BBC TV East's 'Look East'.

In 1996, he was news reading, producing and presenting at BBC Radio Leeds. 1998 saw Ian move to BBC TV North, where he became a presenter on the 'Look North' daytime bulletins. In 1999 he became a regular face on the 9.28pm weekday edition of the programme. The following year, he was presenting and producing BBC TV Yorkshire's 10.25pm weekday news programme.

From 2002, in addition to his responsibilities on the late weekday programme, he also began presenting on an occasional basis on the main evening weekday news programme for BBC TV Yorkshire.

Ian is the owner of the TV-am name, brand, logo, trademarks and intellectual property rights. He runs the official TV-am website (link below).

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Yorkshire Television's ambassador to the rest of the UK, Richard Whiteley presented and reported for 'Calendar' for almost three decades before giving up the job to concentrate on his national television career.

Although already familiar to national TV viewers because of the ferret-biting chatshow incident that has been shown countless times on programmes such as 'It'll Be All Right On The Night', Richard was of course best known for hosting 'Countdown', a YTV production for Channel 4, from 1982.

There, his badinage with Carol Vorderman, his taste in garish blazers and his armoury of poor quality jokes led to him becoming a bit of a national institution, to the extent that he was regularly teased by BBC Radio 2 breakfast DJ Terry Wogan, and often referred to as 'Twice Nightly Whiteley' (a reference to the time when he presented both 'Calendar' and 'Countdown' each weekday evening).

Richard sadly died on June 26 2005, at the age of 61, after falling ill a month earlier with pneumonia.

Reporter and newscaster for TSW, and before that, a journalist on Westward Television. Mike went on to work for TVS.
Began his career in journalism as a reporter on the local newspaper in Hertfordshire and progressed to become a BBC TV News home reporter, 1964 - 1972 and from 1969 - 1972 spent several periods covering the troubles in Northern Ireland.

He became a relief news reader in March 1966 and again in January 1972, and was chosen to co-present the revamped 'Nine O'Clock News' in November 1972. He remained on the newsreading team, appearing on most bulletins, until July 1988, making him one of the BBC's longest serving news presenters.

Whitmore was a news reader for BBC TV's 'Breakfast Time' from 1984 until 1986 and again in 1988, and once stood in for John Craven on Newsround in the mid-1970s. He was a news reader on BBC World in 1992, but left to pursue an acting career to fulfil a long-held ambition to work in the theatre. His first major role was co-starring with the comedian Bernie Winters in a national tour of 'Underneath The Arches', a musical tribute to Flanagan and Allen. The two later re-created the characters at a Royal Charity Gala Show before Prince Edward at the Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage.

Richard recently returned there to play Captain Hook in the musical version of 'Peter Pan'. He has performed his one-man show 'Didn't You Used To Be Richard Whitmore?' at numerous theatres and festivals around the country. He has also appeared in films and on television, and his voice is frequently heard on television and radio commercials ranging from Hamlet cigars to the Mitsubishi Shogun.

Latest TV work: presenter with TV Travel Shop.
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Main presenter of 'Coast To Coast' (South East edition) with Mike Debens from the mid-1980s until the end of 1992. Liz later worked on 'London Tonight' along with former TVS colleagues Christopher Peacock and Anna-Maria Ashe.
Alec's broadcasting life started with local radio in Italy in 1994. During his career he has worked for various local radio stations; in television he has spent time at Central Television and Star Sports Asia. He has also reported from London on Sky Sport Italy, based in Milan.

Alec currently presents the sports news on Sky News.

Keith Wilkinson is the longest-serving reporter at ITV 'Central News'/'Central Tonight', based in Birmingham. He joined the old Broad Street studios in 1984 and presented many bulletins from there in the 1980s and 1990s. He is now a senior on-screen reporter.

Keith has received many broadcasting awards for his investigative work with ITV, including the national award for BT Broadcaster of the Year, the ITV regional news Gold Award for best piece to camera and the Birmingham Press Club's Scoop of the Year.

He spent ten years in newspaper journalism in various parts of Britain before joining Central. Born in Lancashire, he began his career as a junior reporter at the Westmorland Gazette in Kendal, Cumbria.

Tim was educated at Taunton School and St Chad's College, Durham University. His journalism career began in the newspaper industry in Fleet Street in 1993.

In the late-1990s, he was a presenter on the 'ITN Morning News'. He also presented weekend bulletins on ITV. He also made regular appearances as a presenter on the ITV News Channel until 2005.

In 2005, he joined the BBC as a presenter on BBC News 24. He also occasionally presents on BBC World.

Other TV projects: 'Paul Burrell - The Butler's Story' (Five); 'Di's Guys' (Channel 4); 'The Spencers' (Channel 4); 'After Diana - Remaking The Royals' (Five); 'Diana: Her Life' (ITV).

He has also had cameo acting roles in 'Sex Traffic' (Channel 4); 'State Of Play' (BBC); 'Jonathan Creek' (BBC); '102 Dalmations' (Disney); 'Clueless' (Paramount).

Sian's BBC career began in radio, where she worked as a producer on news and current affairs programming from the late-1980s.

In 1997, she moved to television as an editor on BBC News 24. She soon moved to the other side of the camera and became a co-anchor on the channel, presenting on the 4pm - 7pm slot with Gavin Esler.

In January 2001, Sian joined the 'Breakfast' team as one of its regular presenters. During 2004, Sian left the 'Breakfast' sofa for a while to present on the 'Six O'Clock News'. She returned to 'Breakfast' in January 2005 but still co-presents the occasional 'Six O'Clock News'.

Sascha started off as a producer on 'Anglia News' in 2003 before progressing to a reporter and presenter of the main 6pm 'Anglia Tonight' programme.
Jonathan's first reporting job was at the Northants Post in Northampton. From there, he moved to the Carlisle News Agency, and then to the Evening News and Star. He then joined CFM Radio in Carlisle, where he presented a late-night Friday phone-in and Saturday sports show.

Since 1999, he has been a reporter/presenter on ITV Border's 'Lookaround' programme.

Presenter of 'London Tonight' on Carlton and LWT, as well as London Weekend Television's 'Goals Extra' football programme.
Entertainment, music, current affairs, business, news and local topicality programme presenter for Granada TV throughout the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Wilson has also made several forays into national television, at one time hosting the music show 'So It Goes' and a part networked arts show 'The Other Side Of Midnight', and a later series of the networked 'JobWatch'.

Wilson also achieved fame as part owner of the Hacienda Night Club in Manchester, and through his record label, Factory Records, he was the man behind Joy Division and New Order.

Wilson was the subject of the film '24 Hour Party People' in which he was portrayed by comedy actor Steve Coogan.

In June 2002, Anthony Wilson returned to the anchor's chair at 'Granada Reports' after a 15 year break.

Started off at the now defunct local television station Channel One in Bristol, and moved to HTV West as a Somerset based video journalist. Fiona is now one of the station's main news readers, and can often be seen in action in afternoon and late evening news bulletins.
Arnie Wilson was a reporter on 'Day By Day' and 'Scene South East' from the late-1960s until 1981. One of his early duties was writing links for Barry Westwood before becoming a fully fledged reporter on 'Day By Day'. By the mid-1970s he was the resident reporter at Southern's Maidstone office and became a reporter/presenter on TVS' 'Coast To Coast' (Maidstone edition) until the mid-1980s.

Today Arnie is the editor of 'Ski And Board' and is the Financial Times' Ski writer.
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Malcolm began his TV career with BBC Scotland and Scottish TV, where he worked as a journalist and presenter in the heavyweight end of news and current affairs output. He later became involved in networked programming for various channels.

Malcolm's career to date:

1972 - 1974: reporter (Scottish TV).
1974 - 1983: reporter (BBC Scotland).
1975 - 1983: presenter, 'Reporting Scotland' (BBC TV Scotland); presenter, 'Good Morning Scotland' (BBC Radio Scotland).
1981: presenter on one of the first breakast TV services in the UK.
1983 - 1987: BBC Network current affairs reporter for various programmes including: 'Watchdog'; 'Nationwide'; '60 Minutes'; 'Newsnight'; 'The Money Programme'; 'Panorama'.
1987 - 1989: Scottish TV - presenter, 'Scotland Today', 'Scottish Assembly' and 'Scottish Questions'.
1989 - 1997: independent producer/reporter: 'World In Action' (Granada); 'Dispatches' (Channel 4); 'Scottish Reporters' (Scottish TV).
Present: Jocksters.tv.

Malcolm was educated at Ayr Academy and studied law at Edinburgh University. His hobbies include reading, web TV, public transparency and accountability and music.

Christopher was a reporter and presenter for 'Day By Day', from 1971 to 1976, specialising in environment and local government - the first-ever dedicated environment reporter on ITV.

He joined from Fleet Street where he had worked on the Daily Mail and Sunday Telegraph, and returned there to write the Daily Express's celebrated William Hickey column. He subsequently wrote named columns for The Times, Daily Telegraph and Today. He is now a well-known biographer, specialising in royalty, with regular appearances on TV and radio.

In 1975, he married fellow 'Day By Day' reporter Carolyne Cullum.

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Joined the Channel team in February 2003. Tessa is a reporter and presenter, based in the Guernsey newsroom. She previously worked at LNN as a documentary researcher.
BBC TV in-vision announcer, 1958 to 1961. Presenter, BBC Radio's 'In Town Tonight' in 1959 and 1960; reporter, BBC TV's 'Panorama' in 1959; presenter BBC regional TV's 'Town And Around', 1959 - 1960. Nan was the first national female BBC TV news reader between June 1960 and March 1961. She was invited to the 25th anniversary reunion of BBC TV News in July 1979, but declined to attend as she was not interested in being remembered for her TV work.
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BBC TV News home reporter, 1982 - 1984; Belfast correspondent in 1984; diplomatic correspondent in 1995; court correspondent in 2002 - present.

Nicholas Witchell was a news reader from February 1983 until July 1989, presenting on the 'Six O'Clock News' mainly, although he did present other news programmes occasionally. He presented 'Breakfast News', 1989 - 1994 and in June 1995. Since 1994 he has presented BBC One news programmes on an occasional basis. Reporter, BBC TV's 'Panorama' in the 1990s.
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Terry joined Radio Éireann as an announcer in 1961. He was a presenter and newsreader on RTÉ television until joining the BBC in 1969.
Sportscaster and sports reporter for Tyne Tees Television. Also used to present the regular sporting magazine programme, 'Hold The Back Page'.

Duncan later moved to GMTV where he took up a reporter/presenter role.

By the early-2000s, Duncan had joined Yorkshire Television where he became one of the regular co-anchors on the regional news programme, 'Calendar'.

BBC TV news reader from November 1963 until 1967; he presented the regional programme 'Town and Around' at the same time.

Corbet was also a radio announcer for the Light Programme and BBC Radio 2 in the 1960s and briefly presented on BBC 'Look East'.
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HTV West's long-serving Somerset correspondent, and occasional news presenter.
Joanne was an announcer/news reader with Ulster Television in the late-1970s and went on to become senior announcer, following John O'Hara's departure. She gave up her on-screen role c. 1987 to become a transmission controller at the station.

Joanne has been heard on air again in recent times (early-2006) on Belfast radio station U105.

BBC TV News home reporter, 1961 - 1962 and 1967 - 1972; BBC TV national news reader, January 1968 until 6 September 1981.

Woods also worked for ITN News as USA correspondent from 1963 - 1967. Famously, he was faded off the air in May 1976 whilst reading the opening headlines on BBC Two. Many viewers thought that he had had a few drinks, but the problem was in fact due to a sinus complaint. He died on 22 March 1995, aged 64.
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Julian started with the BBC in 1985 as a staff reporter at BBC Radio Leicester. In 1988, he switched to television briefly and BBC 'Midlands Today' where he was a reporter and presenter. He returned to BBC Radio Leicester in 1989 where he became news editor.

In 1991, he began a long relationship with BBC Radio 5: 'Five Aside' (1991 - 2001, co-presenter); 'Weekend Breakfast Programme' (1994 - 1997, presenter); 'Nationwide' (1997 - 1998, presenter); 'Five Live Breakfast' (1998 - present, presenter); 'Drive' (2004 - present, presenter); 'Newshour' (2006 - present, presenter).

Julian has also presented editions of 'The World Tonight' on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.

As well as his radio presenting, Julian is also a relief presenter for BBC News 24 (2006 - present)

Joined ITN in 1996 from Yorkshire Television where she worked as a senior reporter and as a presenter on Yorkshire's regional 'Calendar' news programme. Later health correspondent in 1998 and currently a news correspondent for ITV news. Also presents ITV summaries, weekend news. She also presented on the ITV News Channel. Regular correspondent for ITV's award winning current affairs programme 'Tonight With Trevor McDonald'.
Tyne Tees Northern Life co-presenter who joined TVS as a continuity announcer and news reader in the late-1980s. Jane went on to present for Meridian in the south.
HTV West mainstay since 1971 when he joined the company as a news reporter. Since then, he's had several different presenting roles, including spells as one of the main presenters of 'HTV News'. Wyatt has also presented local interest programmes such as 'Here Today', 'Take Three', 'Friday Live', and the 'Looking Back' archive strand on 'HTV News'.

He fronted three special documentaries to celebrate HTV West's 30th anniversary in 1998. He continues to front regional documentary series for ITV West.

Reporter and 'action girl' presenter for TSW's local news magazine programmes, who found her niche with community action type stories. Rene was always in her element during TSW's Telethons, and being very 'hands on' was often involved in various charity stunts. Still occasionally seen on Westcountry screens as a relief weather presenter on ITV Westcountry.
Vere Wynne-Jones started out as a teacher. In 1978, he shocked colleagues at Newpark Comprehensive School in Blackrock, Co Dublin, when he announced that he was resigning from his teaching role to move to a job at RTÉ.

His first job at the station was an office secretary - he learned typing and shorthand to get a start in the national broadcaster. However, it wasn't long before Vere got behind a microphone and established himself as one of RTÉ Radio's best known voices of sport.

He later founded the RTÉ Radio 2 sports department. By around the mid-1980s, Vere had moved into television news presenting. He was one of the early anchors on the new 'Six-One' news programme, launched in 1988.

In 1990, Vere left RTÉ and moved into public relations. He became director of the consumer division at Slattery Public Relations in Dublin.

Vere died on July 23 2006, following a long battle with bowel and liver cancer. He was 56.

Alastair's broadcasting career began at BBC Radio Derby in 1973 where he presented the breakfast programme. He later moved to Radio Leicester (1975) where he presented 'The Midday Show' and then on to BBC WM (1978) to host 'The Alastair Yates Show'.

Television roles included news reporting/presenting at BBC Midlands (1978 - 1980), 'About Anglia' (1986 - 1989), Grampian TV (1980 - 1986). Alastair was the first presenter to appear on Sky News when it launched in 1989; he remained there until 1991.

In 1991 Alastair became a regular face to viewers of BBC World Service Television, fronting the 'Newsday' programme. He remained with the channel when it was relaunched as BBC World in 1995, presenting the news and programmes such as 'Reporters', 'This Week' and 'Asia Today'.

Since it launched in 1997, Alastair has also put in regular appearances on BBC News 24, mainly fronting news programmes that are broadcast overnight but which are also broadcast to an international audience on BBC World.

Kirsty's started in broadcasting as a news reader on BBC Radio Scotland in 1989; she also presented the drivetime show. She moved to STV in 1992, where she became a regular presenter on the lunchtime and early evening editions of 'Scotland Today'. From 1994 - 1995 she hosted a live topical discussion programme for STV - 'Kirsty'.

In 1997 she moved to '5 News' where she was the anchor of the channel's main early evening news programme. In 1999 she took up a presenting role on ITN's ITV news programmes. In January 2002 she returned to '5 News'.

John joined the BBC Training Scheme in 1990. During his career he has worked in various BBC regions: BBC Radio Cornwall; BBC Northern Ireland; BBC North East/Cumbria; BBC South; BBC West. Details of positions held at these various locations are not available.

Since c. 2002, John has been a reporter and presenter with BBC South East's 'South East Today'.

Sheila was a presenter on BBC 'Points West' in the 1970s.