Bob Wellings

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Bob Wellings (born 1 April 1934 in Jerusalem, then Mandatory Palestine) is an English television presenter, now retired.

Originally Wellings worked for Anglia Television's local news About Anglia in Norwich from 1960, as a reporter and presenter. He joined the BBC Television's South East regional news in 1969 before working on Nationwide from 1971, remaining on the programme until 1979.[1][2] Colleagues included Frank Bough and Sue Lawley. The programme was described as employing people with "a good, solid, regional news background: you realise that readers have different interests to you"[citation needed]

He also co-presented That's Life! in its first year,[3] Look East and BBC 1's daytime Open Air (1986–89) programme. Later he joined Sky News.


  1. ^ Clarke, Steve (16 February 1994). "Media: Watch out for 'Son of Nationwide': Will a more popular approach boost current affairs ratings? Steve Clarke looks at 'Here and Now'". The Independent. Retrieved 3 January 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ David Morley; Charlotte Brunsdon (1999). The Nationwide television studies. Psychology Press. pp. 70, 73, 80, 174. ISBN 978-0-415-14879-5.
  3. ^ Rhys Williams "All good things must come to an end . . . that's life", The Independent, 18 June 1994

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