Martin Geissler

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Martin Geissler (born 1971) is a Scottish broadcast journalist and correspondent for ITV News

Geissler, a former student of George Watson's College in Edinburgh, chose to pass on university in favour of a job in the Scottish bureau of the then-recently launched Sky News. He later joined Grampian Television (now STV North) to work on the nightly regional news programme North Tonight before moving to Tyne Tees Television as a reporter on Tyne Tees Today.

Geissler first joined Scottish Television (now STV Central) in February 1994 as a reporter, sports presenter and stand-in anchor for Scotland Today. After four years at STV, he joined Sky Sports as Scotland Correspondent before returning to Scotland Today eighteen months later.[1]

He joined ITN in April 2002 as ITV News' Scotland Correspondent but was also involved with coverage of major international stories including the Second Gulf War, the Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. In May 2006 he became the Africa Correspondent, his reporting from Zimbabwe earned recognition in the form of nominations for Emmy, BAFTA and Royal Television Society awards. In August 2010 he became European Correspondent and two years later he returned to work as a UK based correspondent.

Geissler is married with two children and is a keen supporter of Heart of Midlothian.

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