Ranvir Singh

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Ranvir Singh
Ranvir Singh.jpg
Singh reporting outside the house of Michael Shields in 2009
Born 1977 (age 37–38)
Preston, Lancashire, England
Ethnicity Indian
Occupation Presenter, Newsreader
Employer ITV
Notable credit(s) North West Tonight (2005-12)
Daybreak (2012-14)
Good Morning Britain (2014—)
ITV News (2014—)
Tonight (2014—)
Spouse(s) Ranjeet Singh Dehal
Children Tushaan Singh Dehal (b. 2012)

Ranvir Singh (born 1977) is an English television presenter and journalist, freelancing with Good Morning Britain and ITV News.

Early life[edit]

Singh was born in 1977 in Preston, Lancashire into a Sikh family. Educated at Kirkham Grammar School, an independent school in Kirkham, Lancashire, she graduated from the University of Lancaster with a degree in English and Philosophy. She then gained a postgraduate qualification in journalism at the school of Journalism, Media and Communication, University of Central Lancashire in Preston.

Career[edit]

Singh joined BBC Radio Lancashire in 2002, initially on work experience before being given a six month contract. She then moved to BBC GMR, covering the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester.[1]

Singh joined the BBC North West regional news programme North West Tonight in 2005 as a journalist and bulletin presenter.[2][3] Her first national presenting role came in April 2006 when she co-presented a live BBC Three play on Good Friday, Manchester Passion, which retold the last hours of Jesus Christ.

On 10 September 2007, Singh joined long serving presenter Gordon Burns as the main female co-anchor on BBC North West Tonight. Former BBC South Today sports editor Roger Johnson became Singh's co-anchor in October 2011 following Burns' departure.[4] While working on North West Tonight, Singh was also a cover presenter for late night and weekend breakfast shows on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Singh went on maternity leave from North West Tonight on 18 May 2012. It was later announced that she would not be returning to the BBC but would be joining the ITV Breakfast programme Daybreak.[5] She made her first appearance on Daybreak on 3 September 2012.[6]

In 2012, Singh occasionally reviewed the newspapers with Matt Barbet on This Morning.

On 16 May 2014, Singh joined' Good Morning Britain as a features correspondent and news presenter with Susanna Reid, Sean Fletcher, Ben Shephard and Charlotte Hawkins.

On 24 May 2014, Singh made her ITV News debut as an occasional anchor.

On 25 September 2014, Singh joined the factual ITV programme Tonight as a reporter.

In March 2015, she presented one-off factual programme for ITV, Exposure: When Pregnant Women Drink

On 2 April 2015, for GMB she provided coverage for the ITV Leaders Debate, in which she came LIVE from the set, she did this again for the BBC Leaders Debate, where by she explained the position of each party leader.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Episodes
2005-12 North West Tonight Presenter
2012-14 Daybreak Co-presenter and news presenter Monday-Fridays (6 to 7am)
2012 This Morning Newspaper reviewer Occasionally
2014— Good Morning Britain Co-presenter and Features correspondent Fridays and School holidays (6 to 8.30am)
ITV News at 6:30 Occasional anchor Occasional episodes
ITV News at Ten
ITV News weekend bulletins
2014 Tonight Occasional reporter Occasional episodes
2015 Exposure: When Pregnant Women Drink Presenter One-off episode
Guest appearances

Personal life[edit]

Singh is a Sikh. She is married to Ranjeet Singh Dehal. In 2012, she gave birth to their son, Tushaan.[8]

In July 2013, Singh received an Honorary Fellowship with the University of Central Lancashire.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
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  5. ^ Ranvir Singh to leave North West Tonight Ariel, BBC, 28 May 2012
  6. ^ Kate Goodacre Daybreak relaunch: Lorraine Kelly, Aled Jones start on September 3 Kate Goodacre, Digital Spy, 23 August 2012
  7. ^ [5]
  8. ^ [6]

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