John Duncanson (broadcaster)

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John Duncanson is a former British television continuity announcer and presenter. Duncanson began his career in the early 1960s, announcing at ABC Television in Manchester and Birmingham, alongside the likes of David Hamilton and John Benson. During the 1970s, he was a regular announcer at Border Television in Carlisle.[1]

By 1980, Duncanson had joined Grampian Television (now STV North) as a reporter and chief anchor of the nightly news programme North Tonight, at first alongside Selina Scott. He remained in this role for eighteen years and at the end of each programme, would be known to say 'Oidhche Mhath' (Scots Gaelic for good night) to acknowledge the Gaelic viewers, who originally did not have their own news programme. Also during that time, he worked on a number of non-news regional programmes and contributed to Grampian's local and networked coverage of the ITV Telethons.

He left Grampian in 1998 but returned in 2001 to co-present a special programme to commemorate the 21st anniversary of North Tonight, alongside Kirstin Gove, and again in 2011 to report on the station's 50th anniversary.

Duncanson is now retired from broadcasting.

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