Phil Lavelle

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Phil Lavelle (born 24 July 1981 in Liverpool) is an English TV presenter for Sky News and Correspondent at Al Jazeera English. Prior to that, he was one of the family of faces on national show, BBC Breakfast, in the UK.

Career[edit]

Lavelle was a trainee journalist with Granada Television,[1] before joining ITV Tyne Tees. He worked as a Programme Editor for two years, as part of the launch-team for the Al Jazeera English news service bureau in London.[2]

He is a former Entertainment Correspondent for Sky News and a news correspondent and weekend presenter for Five News. He also had a spell as news correspondent and presenter for BBC London News. In 2010, Lavelle was hired by the BBC national network as a news correspondent for BBC Breakfast.[1][2]

At Al Jazeera English, he has become an established correspondent in Europe and the Near East. He has reported from: the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, Poland, Italy, Cyprus, and Israel & Palestine. In 2014, he revealed on Twitter that he had been commissioned to make an hour long documentary by the channel on smartphone and device addiction. It was broadcast in fall 2014.[3]

Personal life[edit]

He is known to be a keen fitness fan and gym goer.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Interview: Phil Lavelle". SoSoGay. 13 Jan 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Phil Lavelle". BBC. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "My Digital Addiction". Al Jazeera. November 6, 2014. Retrieved 7 November 2014.