Pam Royle

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Pam Royle
Nationality British
Employer ITV
Known for Television news presenting
Title Presenter, journalist and voice coach

Pamela "Pam" Royle is a British presenter, journalist and voice coach employed by ITV.

Biography[edit]

Royle was brought up mostly in North Yorkshire, but also in South Africa and Devon. After graduating in joint hons English Lang/Lit from Newcastle University she taught English and Drama in a Chinese girls school in Hong Kong. She has also worked in advertising for the Evening Gazette[disambiguation needed] and as an assistant librarian at Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth. Royle is also a qualified Voice Coach (LLCMtd).

Television[edit]

Royle began her TV career in Hong Kong where she also trained the voices of radio and TV presenters. On returning to England she joined Tyne Tees Television in 1983 as a weather presenter. She later joined Central Television as a continuity announcer and then worked for ITN World News as a weather and travel correspondent[1] covering Europe and on election night 1987, the world. Following this she became an ITN graduate news trainee.

By 1988, Royle had joined LWT as part of the launch presenting team for LWT News and latterly as chief anchor for the Friday night magazine programme, Friday Now. A year later, she was asked to rejoin Tyne Tees as a main presenter of the nightly news magazine programme, Northern Life, alongside Paul Frost. She continued as a main presenter for Tyne Tees Today and the North edition of Tyne Tees News.

In 1996, following the arrival of Mike Neville, she became a bulletin presenter and main stand-in anchor for Neville. Three years later, she presented the programme's short-lived lifestyle spin-off Primetime, which in spite of good ratings was axed after just four weeks on air. She became the presenter of the North edition of North East Tonight in 2005. Following the introduction of the two sub-regional versions of the programme. Royle moved to the South edition in September 2006.

On 13 February 2009 the final North and South editions of the programme aired. On 25 February 2009, ITV Tyne Tees and ITV Border merged news output whilst the respective programme titles were retained, Royle now presents both ITV News Tyne Tees and Lookaround.[2]

Alongside her work on news, Royle has worked on a number of other regional programmes on ITV Tyne Tees including Your Town on the Telly, Weather or not with Bob Johnson, Northern Skies and North East Today. In January 2009 she presented the feature series Our Gardens which aired on both editions of ITV News Tyne Tees.

Pam celebrated 21 years as a newsreader in the North East in September 2010.[3]

Media Work[edit]

Royle is an accomplished voice over artist and can be heard on many of ITV's 'Signed Stories' for Children with a wide range of character accents. In recent years Royle has Media trained many business people to cope with interview techniques for TV,Radio and Newspapers together with on screen appearances.

Royle has Hosted and Compered Corporate Events including The Northern Business Awards and Flavours of Hambledon.

Charity work[edit]

Royle spends a lot of her own time working for North East Charities. She is a patron of The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS), NELD (North East Ladies Day), Durham St John's Ambulance, TFM and Magic 1170's Cash for Kids, The Evening Chronicle's Sunshine Fund, North-east and Evening Gazette's Make a Child Smile. Royle also helped to promote the work of the Salvation Army for sixteen years and was a member of the advisory board.

Personal Life[edit]

Royle was made a Deputy Lieutenant of County Durham in 2002.

Royle is an Advanced Motorist(IAM), Royal Yachting Association(RYA)Qualified in Personal Watercraft, RYA VHF Radio Operators Licence and the RYA International Powerboat Licence.

She was born in North Yorkshire[4] and currently resides in County Durham.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pam Royle at TV ARK". TV ARK. 
  2. ^ Tyne Tees news presenters axed in cost cuts, ChronicleLive, 3 December 2008
  3. ^ Presenter Pam is TV Royle-ty!, Jarrow and Hebburn Gazette, 10 September 2010
  4. ^ In the Hotseat with Pam Royle Whitby Gazette, 13 December 2011

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