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Jonty Matthew David Messer is a British journalist and newsreader employed by ITV West Country.
Jonty studied for a Postgraduate Diploma for Broadcast Journalism at the London College of Printing between 2007 and 2008.
He studied that the University of the West of England between 2003 and 2006. Jonty also studied at Wycliffe College and captained both the football 1st X1 and the rugby 1st XV. Jonty has two siblings Thomas and Georgia.
Jonty began his broadcasting career with the BBC, working in their regional newsrooms in the South West and Wales. Between 2008 and 2009, Messer was a sports commentator for BBC Bristol, commentating primarily on Rugby matches within the area. He then worked as an editor and newsreader on GMG Radio, until he left in May 2010. For just over a year, Jonty was the producer of the BBC Somerset Breakfast programme. He then worked as a newsroom and online journalist for ITV West Country. Jonty was then appointed the early presenter for ITV News West Country in September 2012, this for the following year whilst Ellie Barker took maternity leave. Jonty is currently a news producer on Daybreak for a three-month period as of September 2013. He returned to ITV West Country on 2 December 2013.