Andrew Harvey (journalist)

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Andrew Harvey (born 3 March 1944) is a British journalist, who over a period of thirty years has presented most of main television news programmes of the BBC and ITN.[1]

Early life[edit]

Andrew Harvey was born in South India where he lived until he was nine, he came to England where he attended Bishop Wordsworth's School - subsequently becoming Head Boy. In 1970 he attended Oxford university having being granted a scholarship in History. At the young age of 21 he was granted a fellowship to All Soul's College - England's greatest academic achievement. He was the youngest person to ever be awarded this.

BBC career[edit]

Harvey began his BBC television career with the launch of breakfast television in Britain: Breakfast Time on BBC One. From there he went on to present the One O'Clock, Six O'Clock News and flagship Nine O'Clock News on BBC One. From national news, he moved to become a presenter on South Today, the BBC's regional news service for the Southampton region, as well as having presented on BBC Points West in the Bristol region, and also presented nationally once more, on BBC News.


He left the BBC eventually to become a presenter on the ITV News Channel produced by ITN, where he first presented the breakfast programme with Lucy Alexander before moving to his own programme after breakfast in the daily schedule Live with Andrew Harvey.

Media training work[edit]

Since the channel's closure in December 2005, he has not appeared on any other news programmes. He now conducts media training through his company, HarveyLeach.[2]


  1. ^ "Andrew Harvey". ITV News Channel. Retrieved 9 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Our Tutors - Andrew Harvey". HarveyLeach. Retrieved 9 June 2010. 

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