List of ITV journalists and newsreaders
As the oldest commercial television network in the UK, Independent Television (generally known as ITV) has employed many journalists and newsreaders to present its news programmes as well as to provide news reports and interviews during its long history.
Since the ITV network started Independent Television News Limited (ITN) has held the contract to produce national and international news for the ITV Network. Meanwhile, the regional ITV stations have provided local news programmes tailored for their regional audiences.
- Kaye Adams (presenter) - journalist on Central Television and later presenter on Scottish TV.
- Sameena Ali-Khan - presenter on ITV Central and presented the ITV Weekend News on occasions in 2006
- Jo Andrews- former Political Correspondent and Deputy Political Editor at ITN
- Fiona Armstrong - presenter for Border Television's regional news programme Lookaround. and later a newscaster on ITN's [ITV News at Ten|News at Ten]
- Pamela Armstrong - She worked for ITN as a newscaster from 1983 to 1986.
- Mark Austin – main presenter of ITV News at Ten. Since joining ITN (on ITV) in 1986, he has specialised in a variety of roles including sports reporter, foreign correspondent, and then newscaster.
- Ian Axton - main presenter of Meridian Tonight in the south-east region of ITV Meridian from 2007 - 2009. Also presented ITN programmes London Tonight and the ITV Morning News
- Lisa Aziz
- Zeinab Badawi - first presenter of the ITV Morning News and co-presented Channel 4 News for several years, before joining BBC News
- Llewella Bailey
- Faye Barker
- Carol Barnes – worked for ITN from 1975 to 2004 as both reporter and newscaster. She died in March 2008.
- Gaynor Barnes
- Felicity Barr
- Martin Bashir – left the BBC until 1999 to join ITV, working on special documentary programmes and features for Tonight.
- Seán Batty
- Andrea Benfield
- Sangeeta Bhabra
- Reginald Bosanquet – best known for presenting ITN bulletins in the 1970s. He joined ITN at its start in 1955 as a sub-editor. He later reported from many parts of the world and was the diplomatic correspondent for four years. He also held the 'head anchor' title at ITN between 1974 and 1976, in the absence of Alastair Burnet. He died in 1984.
- Tom Bradby – ITV News' political editor since July 2005. He joined ITN as an editorial trainee in 1990 and subsequently became producer for Michael Brunson, ITN's political editor, in 1992. He spent three years (1993–96) as Ireland correspondent. From 1999 to 2001, he was ITN's Asia correspondent. Following this, he became Royal correspondent for ITV News, and subsequently became UK editor before taking up the post of political editor.
- Colin Brazier
- Fern Britton
- Michael Brunson – served as Washington correspondent and diplomatic editor of ITN. He is best known for serving as the political editor between 1986 to 2000 and as an occasional ITN newscaster.
- Lynda Bryans
- Sir Alastair Burnet - main presenter of News at Ten and ITN election programmes from the early 1960s until his retirement in 1991. Burnet held the 'head anchor' title at ITN from 1967 - the year News at Ten was launched - until 1991, except between 1972 and 1976 when he presented for the BBC and become editor of the Daily Express. He was knighted as a Knight Bachelor in early 1984. He died in July 2012.
- Andrea Catherwood – former main presenter for ITV's weekend news bulletins. She joined ITN in April 1998, starting as a newscaster and senior reporter. In these early years, Catherwood also presented the ITN Morning News and filed special reports for News at Ten. Following this she became medical correspondent. She left ITN in September 2006 to front the short-lived political programme, The Sunday Edition.
- David Chater - Award-winning former ITN international correspondent. Joined Sky News in 1993.
- Ros Childs
- Geoff Clark (journalist) - presenter of Meridian Tonight
- John Clements - Crime Correspondent (2011-)
- Stephen Cole
- Dominic Cotton
- Sarah Cullen - Former ITN Home Affairs Correspondent
- Anne Dawson
- Jamie Delargy
- Katie Derham – former media/arts editor and newscaster for ITV News, Derham presented the ITV News at 1:30 and London Tonight, both produced by ITN. She was also a relief presenter for the ITV News at 6:30 and ITV News at Ten. Left ITN in June 2010.
- Anne Diamond – hosted Good Morning Britain for TV-am, which lost its license in 1992. She began her television career starting with ATV Today and Central News.
- Fred Dinenage – a television host and newsreader, based in the south of England, he has appeared as presenter of many British television programmes (most of them produced by Southern Television and its successors TVS and Meridian.
- Steve Dixon (newsreader)
- Stephen Douglas (journalist)
- John Doyle
- Murray Dron
- Peter Fairley
- Anna Ford – initially worked as a researcher, news reporter and later newsreader at Granada Television. She became a newsreader with ITN, and later helped launch the first British Breakfast television service, TV-am.
- Fiona Foster
- Steve Gaisford
- Sandy Gall - former ITN foreign correspondent and news presenter.
- Andrew Gardner - presented the first 'News at Ten' with Alastair Burnet in 1967. Following his retirement from ITN, he worked on Thames Television during the 1980s. He died in 1999.
- Neil Garrett
- Kate Garraway - Current Good Morning Britain, Previously Daybreak and GMTV
- Phil Gayle
- Martin Geissler – Africa correspondent for ITV News since May 2006. He joined ITV News in April 2002 from STV Central's regional news programme Scotland Today, where he was a news reporter and presenter.
- Shiulie Ghosh – journalist and reporter for ITV News from 1998 until July 2006.
- Harry Gration
- Mary Green
- Anne Gregg - reporter and presenter on Ulster Television's Roundabout and also worked for Anglia Television. She later co-presented the BBC's 'Holiday' programme during the 1980s. She died in 2006.
- Bill Grundy
- Simon Hall (writer)
- Will Hanrahan
- Gerry Harrison
- Andrew Harvey (journalist)
- Julian Haviland, ITN Political Editor from 1975-1981.
- Dominic Heale
- Gerald Hine-Haycock, known by his then-broadcasting name, Gerald Haycock, left ITN in 1981, to report for and present HTV News at HTV West, followed by BBC Points West at BBC West.
- Bruce Hockin - long-serving main anchor on HTV News in the West region.
- Gordon Honeycombe – newscaster from 1965 to 1977 at ITN. He was twice voted the most popular newscaster in Britain, by readers of the Daily Mirror and of The Sun. He returned to regular newsreading from 1984 to 1989 as chief newsreader at TV-am, becoming Britain's longest-serving ITV newscaster.
- Nina Hossain
- John Irvine (journalist) – ITN's Washington correspondent. Irvine, before joining ITN in 1994 as a Northern Ireland correspondent, worked for UTV News.
- Natasha Kaplinsky
- Robert Kee
- Martin Kelner
- Lucy Kite
- Koteswara Rao correspondent for APTV News since May 2009 IN ANDHRA PRADESH INDIA
- Alastair Layzell
- Stephen Lee (TV presenter)
- Martyn Lewis (journalist) – a news presenter for HTV and then ITN, where he was a regular presenter for News at Ten. Lewis joined the BBC in 1986 to front the new One O'Clock News.
- Terry Lloyd - Middle East reporter. Killed by US troops in 2003 while covering the 2003 Invasion of Iraq.
- Jasmine Lowson
- Joanne Malin
- Barbara Mandell - the first female newsreader in Britain, presenting ITN bulletins from 1956 to the late 1960s.
- Hamish MacDonald
- Donal MacIntyre
- Robert MacNeil
- James Mates - ITV News Europe Editor; Relief newscaster for ITV News at 1:30, ITV News at 6:30 and ITV News at Ten; Main newscaster for ITV News on Sundays.
- Penny Marshall (journalist) - ITV News Social Affairs Editor
- Daisy McAndrew
- Helen McDermott - television presenter, best known for her work at Anglia Television.
- Sir Trevor McDonald – ITN newscaster, 1973 to 2008. McDonald is notable for being the first black news anchor in the UK, joining ITN as a reporter in 1973 and rising to become a newscaster by the late 1970s (and in the mid-1980s, diplomatic editor for Channel 4 News). McDonald was the main newscaster for News at Ten between 1992 and 1999, and from 2001 until 2005. During this period he also hosted Granada Television's current affairs programme Tonight with Trevor McDonald. McDonald retired from newscasting in 2005, but returned to ITN to present the revived News at Ten for eleven months in 2008. He was knighted in 1999.
- Mark McFadden
- Rachel McTavish
- Lucy Meacock
- Ed Mitchell
- Frank Mitchell (presenter)
- Guy Michelmore
- Saima Mohsin
- Kristina Moore
- Jonathan Morrell
- Maryam Moshiri
- Dermot Murnaghan
- Shereen Nanjiani
- Nina Nannar
- Bill Neely - Joined ITN in 1989 as international correspondent. Covered many events including the fall of the Berlin Wall, breakup of the Soviet Union, both Gulf Wars[disambiguation needed], September 11 attacks and many more. Left in 2014 to join NBC News.
- Mike Neville
- Gary Newbon
- Jeremy Nicholas (broadcaster)
- Michael Nicholson – former ITN senior foreign correspondent and newscaster. He was the original host of the ITN News at 5:45 when it was introduced in 1976.
- Nicol Nicolson
- Mary Nightingale – co-presenter of the ITV News at 6:30 and relief presenter on ITV News at Ten. She joined ITV News in January 2001 and has since presented both the 6:30pm bulletin as well as special ITN programmes on ITV.
- Joyce Ohajah
- Rageh Omaar - joined ITV News in 2013 after being a newsreader on Al Jazeera English and a columnist for BBC News
- Lucy Owen
- Nicholas Owen - joined ITN in 1984 as Channel 4 News business and economics correspondent. From 1994 to April 2000, Owen was ITN's royal correspondent. In 2003, he became the main presenter of the ITV Lunchtime News, and left ITN in 2006 for the BBC, where he is currently a relief presenter for the BBC News at Six, as well as a main presenter on the BBC News Channel.
- Nick Owen
- Leonard Parkin – a reporter and newscaster with ITN from circa 1973 to 1987. Between 1976 and 1987 he was one of the main presenters for ITN's [News at One, and often hosted the News at 5:45 in the early 1980s. He occasionally presented News at Ten, and retired in 1987. He subsequently presented documentaries for Yorkshire Television until his death in 1993.
- Roger Parry
- Fiona Phillips
- Eve Pollard
- Louisa Preston
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- Gaby Rado – a journalist who died in Iraq during the 2003 invasion. He joined BBC News as a radio reporter, then ITN in 1985 as a writer for ITV bulletins, before transferring to ITN's Channel 4 News in 1988.
- Jeff Randall (journalist)
- Phil Reay-Smith, general correspondent for ITV News until August 2010. Now Consumer Editor on ITV Breakfast show Daybreak since its launch in September 2010.
- Norman Rees, Foreign correspondent in 70s - 80s, then deputy news editor. Now retired.
- Pam Rhodes
- Steve Rider
- Angela Rippon
- Nick Robinson
- Tim Rogers - First Wales Correspondent for ITN, joining from the BBC in 1997. Moscow Correspondent from 2001–2002, then North of England Correspondent from 2002 - Jan, 2008. London based until late 2008. Now Head of Training for The Thomson Foundation—a charitable foundation supporting media development and training journalists across the world.
- Chris Rogers (journalist)
- Pam Royle
- Sonia Ruseler
- Selina Scott – a presenter of Grampian Today who in 1980 moved to ITN to replace Anna Ford on News at Ten. Left to present the BBC's Breakfast Time and later co-hosted The Clothes Show.
- Steve Scott
- Chris Ship - Deputy Political Editor for ITV News and occasional weekend news presenter.
- Peter Sissons - Joined ITN in 1964 and Industrial Editor after being wounded covering the Biafran War Became alternate presenter of the News at One in 1976 and presented the first edition of Channel 4 News in 1982. Left in 1989 to join BBC News.
- Jon Snow - Journalist and presenter for ITN, best known for presenting Channel 4 News.
- Julia Somerville - joined ITN in 1987 to co-presente the Lunchtime News and also deputise as presenter of News at Ten until it ended in 1999. She remained at ITN until October 2001, presenting the ITV Lunchtime News and was the launch newscaster for the ITN News Channel.
- Owen Spencer-Thomas - Senior reporter on Anglia Television's regional magazine programme About Anglia from 1978 until 1995 and presenter of Reflections.
- Alastair Stewart - Relief presenter of ITV News at 1:30, co-presenter of ITV News at 6:30 and relief newscaster on News at Ten.
- Janet Street-Porter – joined LWT in 1975, working as a reporter on The London Weekend Show from 1975 until 1979.
- John Suchet – a newsreader for ITN from 1972 until 2004. He was a reporter from 1972 until 1982, when he became a weekend news presenter. He became the main lunchtime presenter from 1987 to 1992, but became best known for his presenting the Early Evening News between 1992 and 1999. During these years he was also a relief presenter for News at Ten. He retired from ITN in 2004.
- Christine Talbot
- Joan Thirkettle
- Debbie Thrower
- Owen Thomas (journalist)
- Glen Thompsett
- Philippa Tomson
- Isla Traquair
- Denis Tuohy - Reporter and newscaster for ITN during the 1990s.
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- Bob Warman - long-serving main anchor on ITV's news programmes in the Midlands, including ATV Today and Central News.
- Mark Webster - Former ITN Moscow Correspondent, Business Editor, Political Correspondent and Industrial Correspondent. Joined five news in 2004 (when programme was produced by Sky News).
- Romilly Weeks
- Richard Whiteley, reporter and presenter for Yorkshire Television's Calendar news bulletin from 1968 to 1995. Whiteley was best known for his 23-year stint as presenter of Countdown. He died in 2005 following a short illness.
- James Wignall
- Keith Wilkinson (reporter), Reporter and correspondent for ITV since 1984.
- Tim Willcox
- Richard Wyatt - long-serving anchor on 'HTV News West'.
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- Kirsty Young – in 1992, she joined STV to present the main evening news programme, Scotland Today. She briefly became a co-presenter of the ITV Evening News with Dermot Murnaghan in 2001, as well as the Channel 5 News. Now presents Desert Island Discs on BBC Radio 4.
- Yao Chin - video journalist reporting on the ITV Morning News between 2009-12. He joined ITN as an Assistant News Editor and Westminster Producer having won a scholarship from ITV News for his post graduate journalism qualification.
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