|Presented by||Lucy Meacock
|Country of origin||England, United Kingdom|
|Executive producer(s)||Lucy West (Head of News)|
Greater Manchester, England
|Running time||30 minutes
(main 6pm show)
|Production company(s)||ITV Granada|
|Original network||ITV Granada|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV 16:9)|
|Original release||1956– present|
Granada Reports is produced and broadcast from studios in the Orange Tower at MediaCityUK in Salford Quays - the first bulletin from Salford aired on Sunday 24 March 2013. Before this, the news service was based at Granada's studios in Quay Street, Manchester. Reporters are also based at newsrooms in the Royal Liver Building, Liverpool, Lancaster and on the Isle of Man. News staff were also based at offices in Blackburn and Chester until they were closed in 2005.
Prior to its launch in 1973, the nightly news programme had been known under several titles such as Northern Newscast, Scene at Six Thirty, Newsview and People and Places. In April 1986, most of Granada's regional news operation was relocated from Manchester to a computerised news centre at the former Traffic Office building in Liverpool's Albert Dock. The flagship evening programme returned to Manchester in 1992 with bulletins broadcast from the Albert Dock newsroom until 1998 - the studios were closed in July 2006.
Between 2 January 1990 and 28 September 2001, the main evening programme was known as Granada Tonight. Shorter bulletins aired as Granada News. Most bulletins now air under the joint branding of ITV News and Granada Reports with breakfast bulletins entitled Good Morning Granada.
The programme was unaffected by cutbacks to ITV regional news in early 2009. The only major change saw ITV Granada take over coverage of the Isle of Man from ITV Tyne Tees & Border on 16 July 2009.
On 27 September 2012, it was announced technical staff had been invited to volunteer for redundancy as part of national job losses affecting ITV News services. The timing coincided with production moving from Granada Studios to MediaCityUK.
Granada Reports airs on ITV Granada seven days a week.
- Three short opts air as part of Good Morning Britain at 6:10am, 7:10am and 8:10am.
- A four minute lunchtime bulletin, following the ITV Lunchtime News, with a regional weather forecast at 4pm.
- The main half-hour 6pm programme, before the ITV Evening News.
- A ten minute late-night bulletin, following ITV News at Ten.
- At weekends, two five minute bulletins are broadcast before the ITV Weekend News – one later on Saturday afternoons and another on Sunday evenings. A regional weather forecast also airs after the ITV Late News.
Current notable on air team
- Granada Reports lead presenters
- Good Morning Granada opts newsreader
- ITV Weather presenters
- News correspondents
- Sports correspondents
- Political correspondent
Former notable on air team
- Gordon Burns
- Martin Dougan
- Stephen Douglas (Sky News)
- Gamal Fahnbulleh (Sky News)
- Judy Finnigan
- Bob Greaves (deceased)
- Stuart Hall (convicted)
- Catherine Jacob
- Debbie Lindley
- Andrew Lindsay (BBC Sport)
- Richard Madeley
- Alistair Mann (Match of the Day)
- Fred Talbot (convicted)
- Mark Tattersall
- Alan Towers (deceased)
- Dan Walker (BBC Breakfast, BBC Sport)
- Anthony Wilson (deceased)
- BAFTA Television Awards
- Best News Coverage: 2007, 2013
- Royal Television Society
- Best News Coverage in the Nations and Regions: 2007, 2008
- Best Regional News Programme - North West: 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
- Best Regional Story - North West: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
- Best Regional On Screen Talent - North West: 2011 (Rob Smith), 2012 (Clare Fallon)
- Best Innovation in Multimedia - North West: 2012
- ITV News Granada Reports to start broadcasting from MediaCityUK Prolific North, 18 March 2013
- Fitzsimmons, Caitlin (17 February 2009). "Seventeen regions into nine: How the updated ITV local news services will run". guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 2 March 2011.
- Redundancies at Granada Reports Manchester Evening News, 27 September 2012
- Granada Reports moves to new home at MediaCityUK ITV News, 25 March 2013
BBC News at Ten: 7th July Bombings
|BAFTA: Television Award
(The Morecambe Bay Cockling Tragedy)
Sky News: Glasgow Airport Attack
BBC Look North: Joanne Nelson Murder Case
|RTS: Television Journalism
Nations and Regions News Coverage
(The Morecambe Bay Cockling Tragedy);
(The Lesley Molseed Trial)
The West Tonight: Weston Pier Fire
Channel 4 News: Japan Earthquake
|BAFTA: Television Award
(Hillsborough – The Truth at Last)