|Also known as||STV News at Six
Good Morning Scotland
STV Glasgow News
|Directed by||West edition:
|Presented by||West edition:
|Theme music composer||Paul Leonard-Morgan|
|Country of origin||Scotland|
|Executive producer(s)||Gordon McMillan|
Donald John McDonald
|Running time||STV News at Six:
|Production company(s)||STV Central,
|Picture format||576i (SDTV 16:9)|
|Original run||23 March 2009– present|
|Preceded by||Scotland Today
|Related shows||Scotland Tonight|
|STV News website|
STV News is a Scottish regional news service produced by STV. The news department produces three regional services covering STV's two Channel 3 franchise areas of Northern and Central Scotland and a fourth expanded service for the local TV channel STV Glasgow.
STV's news programmes are produced from studios in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen with reporters also based at newsrooms in Dundee and Inverness and political correspondents based at Holyrood and Westminster. Freelance correspondents and camera crews are based on the Orkney and Shetland Isles, Wick and Fort William with a permanent Western Isles correspondent based in Stornoway.
In addition to its daily bulletins and online services, STV News also produces some non-news programming including current affairs (Scotland Tonight), occasional Champions League Live coverage of Scottish teams, one-off feature specials and documentaries.
STV North, East and West
Three separate editions of STV News at Six air on STV Central (West and East) and STV North each weeknight at 6pm.
The main evening programmes are supplemented by shorter STV News bulletins seven days a week:
- Good Morning Scotland updates for the North and Central regions during Good Morning Britain at around 6.25am, 6.55am, 7.25am and 7.55am each weekday.
- Lunchtime bulletins for the North and Central regions at 1:55pm each weekday.
- Headline updates for the North, East and West regions at 8pm each weeknight.
- Late news bulletins for the North, East and West regions during Scotland Tonight on Monday - Thursday and after ITV News at Ten on Fridays.
- Weekend bulletins, broadcast across all regions from Glasgow - one on Saturday afternoons and one on Sunday evenings.
In the North, viewers in Tayside and north east Fife receive a separate 5-minute bulletin during the main 6pm programme each weeknight, presented and produced from STV's studios at Seabraes in Dundee and directed from a technical gallery in Aberdeen. While the Tayside bulletin is broadcast, viewers further north see more news from the north-east, Highlands and Islands, broadcast from the main studio in Aberdeen.
Previously in the Central region, viewers in the West and East areas received 5-minute bulletins within the main 6pm programme - STV News West covered the area from Tobermory to Falkirk, with the presenter based in the main studio in Glasgow. Meanwhile, STV News East covered the area from Anstruther to Dunbar and was presented and produced at STV's Edinburgh studios. The full-length separate 6pm programmes for the two areas were launched on Monday 23 May 2011.
On Monday 2 June 2014, a secondary news service, STV Glasgow News, was launched as part of the local television channel STV Glasgow. The station produces its own bespoke bulletins on weekdays, exclusively focused on Glasgow and surrounding areas.
- An in-depth half hour programme airs at 10pm each weeknight.
- Extended 15-minute bulletins air at 3.30pm, 5.15pm and 6.45pm (during The Riverside Show)
- A rolling service of short updates and text news airs from midday until 2:30pm.
STV Glasgow also simulcasts the West edition of STV News at Six and Scotland Tonight.
Currently, the STV News on-air team consists of the following:
|STV region||Anchor||Other roles|
|West||John MacKay||News at Six main anchor, Scotland Tonight presenter, Central lunchtime presenter|
|North||Norman Macleod||(Mondays, Tuesdays & alternate Wednesdays) Occasional lunchtime/late presenter|
|Andrea Brymer||(Alternate Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays) Occasional lunchtime/late presenter|
Reporters and correspondents are occasionally utilised across the three STV News regions. Political journalists and weather forecasters are also shared across all three regions
|Glasgow and the West|
|Raman Bhardwaj||Sports Correspondent/Presenter|
|Joanne Bonnar||Videojournalist||STV Glasgow News anchor, Occasional bulletin presenter|
|Mike Edwards||Senior News Reporter|
|Sharon Frew||Broadcast Journalist|
|Grant Lauchlan||Entertainment Correspondent|
|Vicky Lee||Producer/Newsgathering Editor|
|Alison McCallum||Broadcast Journalist|
|Sheelagh McLaren||Sports Reporter/Presenter|
|Morven McPherson||Production Journalist||Occasional bulletin presenter|
|Rachel McTavish||Bulletin Presenter||STV Glasgow News anchor|
|Ewan Petrie||Broadcast Journalist||Scotland Tonight reporter|
|Susan Ripoll||Occasional bulletin presenter|
|Grant Russell||Sports News Correspondent|
|Peter Smith||Broadcast Journalist|
|Kirsti Walker||Broadcast Journalist|
|Lucy Whyte||STV Glasgow News anchor, Occasional bulletin presenter|
|Kelly Ann Woodland||Good Morning Scotland newsreader|
|Edinburgh, Fife and the Lothians|
|Paul Barnes||Sports Correspondent/Presenter|
|James Blake||Newsgathering Editor|
|Jamie Borthwick||Sports Reporter|
|Gordon Chree||Broadcast Journalist||Occasional bulletin presenter|
|David Cowan||Chief Reporter|
|Zara Janjua||Broadcast Journalist|
|Suzi Mair||Newsgathering Editor|
|Liz Monaghan||Producer/Newsgathering Editor|
|Nick Rougvie||Broadcast Journalist (freelance)|
|Steven Brown||Broadcast Journalist (Aberdeen)|
|Louise Cowie||Tayside Correspondent/Presenter|
|Rebecca Curran||Broadcast Journalist (Aberdeen)|
|Stefani Dailly||Tayside Broadcast Journalist||Occasional Sports presenter|
|Sharon Donaldson||Broadcast Journalist (Aberdeen)||News at Six relief anchor, bulletin presenter|
|Laura Goodwin||Broadcast Journalist||News at Six relief anchor, bulletin presenter|
|Ross Govans||News Editor|
|Chris Harvey||Broadcast Journalist (Aberdeen)||Relief bulletin/sports presenter|
|Mark Hirst||Orkney Reporter (freelance)|
|Alan Jenkins||Highlands and Islands Correspondent/videojournalist|
|Hans J. Marter||Shetland Reporter (freelance)|
|Nicola McAlley||Highlands and Islands Correspondent|
|Steven McMenemy||Broadcast Journalist (Aberdeen)|
|Craig Millar||Tayside Producer/Reporter|
|Susan Nicholson||Tayside Presenter/Reporter|
|Cheryl Paul||Business/Industry Correspondent|
|Iain Ramage||Broadcast Journalist (Aberdeen)|
|Lynne Rankin||Tayside Presenter/Reporter|
|Anne Smith||Broadcast Journalist (Aberdeen)||Occasional bulletin presenter|
|Tyrone Smith||Sports Presenter|
|Rachel Stewart||Broadcast Journalist (Aberdeen)|
|Bernard Ponsonby||Political Editor||Based in Glasgow|
|Claire Stewart||Political Correspondent||Videojournalist, based at Holyrood|
|Carole Erskine||Political Reporter||Based in Glasgow|
|Stephen Daisley||Referendum Reporter||Based in Glasgow|
|Harry Smith||Westminster Correspondent||Freelance|
|Seán Batty||Regional Weather Presenter||Based in Glasgow|
|Storm Huntley||STV Glasgow Weather Presenter|
|Jo Farrow||Relief Weather Presenter||Based in Edinburgh|
|Gail McGrane||Relief Weather Presenter||Based in Glasgow|
|Manali Lukha||Relief Weather Presenter||Freelance (based in London)|
The studios in which the news broadcasts from in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen are fully automated, the cameras are controlled from the gallery, the only people in the studio are the presenters.
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