Christine Talbot

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Christine Talbot (born 15 September 1969) is a British television journalist and presenter currently working for ITV Yorkshire as a main presenter for its flagship news programme ITV News Calendar.

Career[edit]

Christine trained at Lancashire Polytechnic's School of Journalism from 1984-85. Before joining ITV in 1994, Talbot worked on local newspapers in Lancashire. She then joined BBC North West as a presenter and reporter for North West Tonight.[1] During her time at ITV, Talbot presented a number of regional programmes including the defunct magazine show Tonight (between 1996 and 2000) and several documentary series including Is It Worth It?, Silent Killer and Xposed.

She was also a pioneer presenter on the early satellite Health and beauty channel Wellbeing. (2000 - 2001)


Since 2001, Talbot has been the main co-anchor of Calendar, currently alongside Duncan Wood.[2]

Christine was named O2 presenter of the year for her region in 2015 as well as O2 Journalist of the year in 2016. She was also named Journalist of the Year by the Yorkshire Royal Television Society in 2015. She was named the Yorkshire Society Media Personality in 2015 and The Yorkshire Choice Media Personality of the Year 2016.

Personal life[edit]

Talbot resides near Wetherby with husband Chris Gregg (a former West Yorkshire Police Chief Superintendent, now businessman) and daughter Beth.

On 30 January 2012, it was announced on Calendar that Talbot had been diagnosed with breast cancer, and would be taking a break from the programme for treatment and recovery. On 29 June 2012, Talbot spoke to local newspaper Yorkshire Evening Post about her illness.[3] On 28 December 2012 it was revealed Talbot had "undergone a gruelling 12 months" and would return to work on 14 January 2013.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Catch up with Gordon's newsletters". BBC. 14 November 2007. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  2. ^ "Leeds 10k: Stars shine to raise cash for charities". Yorkshire Post. 22 June 2009. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  3. ^ TV star Christine Talbot tells of breast cancer battle Debbie Leigh, Yorkshire Evening Post, 29 June 2012
  4. ^ Christine Talbot: Calendar presenter returns to screens after cancer scare Yorkshire Evening Post, 28 December 2012

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