Tony Morris

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Tony Morris is a newsreader for ITV Granada Reports.[1] He has 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 Ramsbottom in Greater Manchester.[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 Northwest 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 Antony 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 program ever to win a BAFTA.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Morris has two adult daughters.

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