List of ITV journalists and newsreaders

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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.



  • 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.





  • 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













  • 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