Harry Gration

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Harry Gration
HarryGration and ChristaAckroyd BradfordUniversity.jpeg
Gration (right) with Christa Ackroyd receiving an honorary degree from the University of Bradford in 2008
Born (1950-10-22) 22 October 1950 (age 67)
Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Nationality British
Known for Television presenter, journalist
Spouse(s) Helen Gration [1]
Children twin boys (with Helen), 3 children from first marriage

Harry Gration, MBE (born 22 October 1950) is an English journalist and broadcaster in Leeds. He is one of the main anchors for the BBC Yorkshire regional magazine programme Look North.

Born in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, he initially spent five years as a school teacher in the Bradford area before entering broadcasting when he joined BBC Radio Leeds.[1]

Gration was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2013 Birthday Honours for services to broadcasting.[2][3]

Public office[edit]

In December 2009, Gration followed in the footsteps of his Look North colleague and Mayor of Wetwang, Paul Hudson, when he was declared honorary Mayor of Burn.[4]


  1. ^ a b Dawson, Jayne (8 October 2014). "Harry Gration: I still love my job on Look North". The Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 15 February 2018. 
  2. ^ "No. 60534". The London Gazette (Supplement). 15 June 2013. p. 18. 
  3. ^ "Video: I shed a few tears says TV veteran Harry Gration". Yorkshire Post. 14 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Burn elect Harry Gration and Hilda Ogden as its honorary mayor and mayoress". York Press. 2009-12-07. Retrieved 2009-12-07. 

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