Jonathan Morrell

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Jonathan Morrell
Born 1970 (age 44–45)
Nationality British
Known for Presenter & Journalist
Jonathan Morrell on Twitter UkWa Radio

Jonathan Morrell is an English presenter and journalist currently employed by Channel 7, in Perth.

He is a graduate of the media department at the University of Sunderland and has previously worked freelance at: BBC Radio Newcastle (1990–1994), BBC Radio Cleveland (1994–1996), Sky News (1997, 2002–2004), ITV Yorkshire's Calendar (2001), ITV News Channel (2002–2004) and Wellbeing Channel (2001).[1]

He has worked for ITV Tyne Tees on and off as a continuity announcer and then newsreader, since 1990, and in 1996 joined the newsroom as a bulletin editor and then reporter/presenter. In 2004 however he joined full-time, mainly covering for the ill Mike Neville in 2005, as one of the many presenters at the station. His role as a presenter was made more permanent as he became co-presenter of the new North edition of ITV News Tyne Tees in January 2006, following the departure of Mike, initially alongside Pam Royle and from September 2006 with Philippa Tomson.

In 2007, he joined Real Radio (formerly Century FM) as a presenter of the mid-morning show on the North East radio service. He could be heard 10:00–14:00 from Monday to Friday and 10:00–13:00 each Sunday.[2]

In December 2008, it was announced that Morrell would leave as part of a round of job cuts at ITV Tyne Tees.[3] He presented his final programme for the station on Thursday 17 December 2008.

Morrell was also a voiceover artist and could be heard on a number of TV commercials (in the UK and the US), corporate videos and e learning projects. Morrell is also famed for his impression of Cheryl Cole.

On 2 September 2011 after five years at Real Radio, Morrell presented his final show, quitting both radio and TV presenting in the UK.[4]

Morrell emigrated to Perth, Western Australia where he presented the early breakfast on 720 ABC Perth owned by ABC Local Radio.[5] He was made redundant due to cost cutting measures.

In his spare time, Jonathan produces and presents an 80s Rewind Music Show for a number of stations around the UK and in Europe.

Jonathan is now a producer on Perth's Channel 7 for the evening news show.


  1. ^ "Jonathan Morrell at TV ARK". TV ARK. 
  2. ^ "Jonathan Morrell at Century FM". Century FM. 
  3. ^ Tyne Tees news presenters axed in cost cuts, ChronicleLive, 3 December 2008
  4. ^ Sarah replaces Morrell at Real Radio NE Radio Today, 12 September 2011
  5. ^ Early Mornings Statewide with Jonathan Morrell 720 ABC Perth | Australian Broadcasting Corporation

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