Tony Morris

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Tony Morris
Born(1962-09-30)30 September 1962
Died1 August 2020(2020-08-01) (aged 57)
NationalityBritish
OccupationNewsreader
EmployerITN
TelevisionBBC North West Tonight
ITV Granada Reports
ITV Weekend News
Children2

Tony Morris (30 September 1962 – 1 August 2020) was a British newsreader for Granada Reports, produced by ITV Granada.[1] He previously worked as a reporter and bulletin presenter for BBC North West Tonight and for a brief period was a reporter for the BBC national news.

Early life[edit]

Morris was born and brought up in the city of Portsmouth in Hampshire, but later moved to St Helens, Merseyside.[2]

Education[edit]

Morris was educated at St. Luke's Church of England School, now known as the Charter Academy, in the Southsea area of Portsmouth.

Life and career[edit]

Prior to being a television journalist and news presenter, Morris worked as a DJ and served in the RAF.

BBC[edit]

Northwest Tonight[edit]

Morris joined BBC North West Tonight initially as a reporter for the flagship programme based in Manchester, later going on to present shorter bulletins, usually weekend bulletins and the regional bulletin following the BBC News at Ten. For a brief period in his latter years with the BBC, he worked as a reporter for the national news, being based in London.

The Really Useful Show[edit]

Morris also co-hosted BBC Birmingham's morning programme The Really Useful Show, in 1997.

ITV[edit]

Granada Reports[edit]

In 2003, Morris joined ITV Granada as the new male co-anchor alongside Lucy Meacock for Granada Reports. This came following the departures of Tony Wilson and So Rahman. More recently, he had alternate lunchtime and late bulletins added to his role. He celebrated 10 years on Granada Reports in September 2013.

ITV Weekend News[edit]

In 2007, Morris stood-in on the ITV Weekend News, which followed Granada Reports, becoming the first regional news programme ever to win a BAFTA.

Personal life[edit]

Morris had two adult daughters. He died at Bury Hospice on 1 August 2020, aged 57, after being diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2019.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meet the team". ITV News. 4 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Granada Reports presenters Lucy Meacock and Tony Morris". Cheshire.
  3. ^ "Granada Reports presenter Tony Morris dies aged 57". BBC News. 3 August 2020. Retrieved 3 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Tributes to ITV Granada Reports presenter Tony Morris, who has died aged 57". ITV News. ITV. 4 August 2020.

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