Chris Ship

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Chris Ship is an English journalist and newscaster, working for ITV News. Since 2012, he has been its "Deputy Political Editor".

Chris Ship
Born Christopher Ship
Nationality British
Occupation Newsreader
Political Editor
Years active 2008–present
Notable credit(s) ITV News (2008—)
ITV News at Ten (2008—) ITV Weekend News (2009—) ITV Lunchtime News (2016—)
ITV Evening News
ITV News London (2016—)

Early life and education[edit]

Ship was brought up in the city of Southampton in Hampshire, and educated at Bellemoor School for Boys (since renamed Upper Shirley High School), a state comprehensive school in the city, where Craig David was a pupil,[1] followed by the University of Sussex, where he studied Media and French.

Life and career[edit]

Ship was appointed senior political correspondent for the ITN-produced service in 2008 - promoted from political correspondent, as part of a reshuffle of ITV's political team.[2] Ship was given a new title of "Deputy Political Editor" in 2012.

Since early 2009, Ship has occasionally presented the main weekend editions of the ITV News. Since 2016 Ship has occasionally presented ITV Lunchtime News, ITV Evening News, ITV News at Ten and ITV News London.[3]

On 13 December 2016 it was announced Ship is to become "Royal Editor" from 2017, replacing the retiring Tim Ewart.[4]


  1. ^ "USH Newsletter - 15th July 2016 - Farewell from Mrs Laybourne". Upper Shirley High School, Southampton. 15 July 2016. Retrieved 21 November 2016. 
  2. ^ Plunkett, John (24 September 2008). "ITV News shuffles political team". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 April 2010. 
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  4. ^ Mary Nightingale to be sole anchor of ITV Evening News in 2017 Jasper Cox, Press Gazette, 13 December 2016

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