Tina Campbell

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This article is about the Northern Irish television presenter. For singer Tina Campbell from the gospel duo Mary Mary, see Mary Mary.

Tina Campbell (born 1971 Dundonald)[1][2] is a Northern Irish television presenter and journalist. She parted company with UTV in early 2013 and is currently a newscaster on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Newsline.

Broadcasting career[edit]

Tina Campbell was a reporter and newsreader for Downtown Radio.[3] She also worked at BBC Radio Ulster as a Traffic and Travel presenter.[2][3]

Tina Campbell joined UTV as a continuity announcer in 1994[3] before moving to the newsroom in 1997.[4] She hosted the 1997 and 1998 series of What Next?[5] and contributed to a UTV documentary on the Ulster Hospital in 2007.[6] She was also one of the original presenters for UTV Life and a relief weather presenter for Frank Mitchell.[7]

Campbell was appointed as the second female anchor of UTV Live in February 2007, replacing Kate Smith.[8] In 2008, she presented two series of UTV's topical debate show Late and Live.[9] and she presently hosts The Seven Thirty Show on UTV. She is currently employed by BBC Northern Ireland as a Radio Newsreader on BBC Radio Ulster and a TV Newsreader and Continuity Announcer.

Personal life[edit]

Campbell attended Strathearn Grammar School and Bangor Girls' High School[10] and went on to study English at Queen's University, Belfast, and journalism.[4]

She has a brother Gav Campbell, who is the lead singer and guitarist from the band Phoenix23.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tina Campbell's profile on u.tv WebArchive.org; captured 18 November 2002, accessed 5 April 2009
  2. ^ a b "New job, new baby" Belfast Telegraph, 8 February 2007, retrieved 10 January 2007
  3. ^ a b c UTV Announcers The TV Room; accessed 15 June 2008
  4. ^ a b "'I just love the power I have doing live TV'" Belfast Telegraph, 7 April 2008; accessed 20 January 2009
  5. ^ Tina Campbell filmography BFI Film and TV Database, accessed 15 June 2008
  6. ^ "UTV Focus - A Labour of Love" UTV Press Office, 24 August 2007, retrieved 15 June 2008
  7. ^ The Other UTV Website - UTV Continuity, archive.org
  8. ^ "Tina Campbell makes debut as UTV Live's new anchor" UTV Press Office, 8 February 2007, retrieved 10 January 2008
  9. ^ "UTV goes Late and Live with Tina Campbell" UTV Press Office, 4 April 2008, retrieved 8 April 2008
  10. ^ "Mum's the word" Belfast Telegraph, 28 February 2005; accessed 20 January 2009