Lucy Meacock

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Lucy Meacock in September 2009

Lucy Meacock (born 21 November 1959) is an English journalist and presenter employed by ITV Granada. Lucy has been one of the main female news presenters of ITV regional news programme, Granada Reports since 1988 and celebrated 25 years presenting the programme in November 2013.

Early life and education[edit]

Meacock was born in South London before moving to Chester when she was 6.[1] She was educated at the independent school, Ursuline Convent, in Chester. She then moved to Australia, where she attended the independent Morongo Girls College in Geelong, Victoria. After returning to the U.K., she attended the independent Upper Chine School in Shanklin on the Isle of Wight.[2]

Broadcasting career[edit]

Meacock started her career at the Chester Chronicle.[1] She went onto work with BBC Radio Newcastle, ITV News Tyne Tees on ITV Tyne Tees and London Plus on BBC South East - in the 1980s.[3] She then worked for ITV News Anglia on ITV Anglia.[2]

Meacock is the lead female presenter for Granada Reports on ITV Granada since 1998. On 31 March 2006 Meacock interviewed the United States Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice on Granada Reports.[4] Meacock currently presents Granada Reports from Monday to Thursday and presents two lunchtime and two late bulletins per week

She has also chaired the ITV Granada late night discussion programme, The Late Debate as well as co-presenting Granada Upfront, a live regional debate programme with Tony Wilson.[2]

In 2001 Meacock won two Royal Television Society awards for the Manchester Bomb Programme and the Organ Retention Scandal Debate.[2]

In 2007 she joined the ITN produced ITV News weekend bulletins, which until August 2009 she regularly presented, she rejoined in July 2011.

In November 2009 Meacock was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Central Lancashire.[5]

Additionally she also presents various business awards and attends media conferences.

In 2007 Meacock presented Patrick "clawhand" Harrison of Liverpool band, Cecil, with Merseyside's 'Care In The Community' award for his ongoing support of blind hairdressers.

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