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List of ITV journalists and newsreaders

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As the oldest commercial television network in the UK, Independent Television (generally known as ITV) has employed many journalists and newsreaders to present its news programmes as well as to provide news reports and interviews during its long history.

Since the ITV network started Independent Television News Limited (ITN) has held the contract to produce national and international news for the ITV Network. Meanwhile, the regional ITV stations have provided local news programmes tailored for their regional audiences.



  • Zeinab Badawi – first presenter of the ITV News at 5:30 and co-presented Channel 4 News for several years, before joining BBC News
  • Llewella Bailey
  • Faye Barker – main newscaster for ITV News London at 5:30, January 2009 – December 2012; continues to work with ITN across ITV London and ITV News output
  • Carol Barnes – worked for ITN, 1975–2004, as both reporter and newscaster; died in March 2008
  • Gaynor Barnes – presenter and journalist employed by ITV Yorkshire since 1991
  • Felicity Barr – first female sports correspondent for ITV News in 2001
  • Martin Bashir – left BBC in 1999 to join ITV, working on special documentary programmes and features for Tonight
  • Seán Batty – meteorologist, currently working for STV
  • Andrea Benfield – journalist and presenter, ITV News: Wales at Six
  • Sangeeta Bhabra
  • Sally Biddulph – reporter and newsreader at ITV News Central and political correspondent for Thames Valley Tonight in Westminster; joined ITN in 2009 as news correspondent, political correspondent and presenter on ITV News at 5:30, ITV News at 1:30 and ITV News Saturday prime-time bulletins; newsreader for ITV News London since 2014
  • Reginald Bosanquet – best known for presenting ITN bulletins in the 1970s; joined ITN at its start in 1955 as a sub-editor; later reported from many parts of the world and was the diplomatic correspondent for four years; held the 'head anchor' title at ITN between 1974 and 1976, in the absence of Alastair Burnet; died in 1984; son of the cricketer Bernard Bosanquet, who famously invented the 'googly'
  • Tom BradbyITV News' political editor, July 2005 – October 2015; joined ITN as an editorial trainee in 1990 and subsequently became producer for Michael Brunson, ITN's political editor, in 1992; Ireland correspondent 1993–1996; Asia correspondent 1999–2001; then Royal correspondent for ITV News; subsequently became UK editor before taking up the post of political editor; gave up his position as political editor in October 2015 to become sole anchor of ITV News at Ten
  • Colin Brazier – reporter on ITV
  • Fern Britton – television presenter, former co-anchor of the Southampton edition of TVS local news programme Coast To Coast, best known as co-presenter for ITV magazine programme This Morning, 1999–2009
  • Antony Brown (born 1922) – newsreader in the 1950s and 1960s. Announced the assassination of President Kennedy. Co-author of historical fiction with Norman MacKenzie under the joint pseudonym 'Anthony Forrest'. Father of the BBC News presenter Ben Brown.[1][2]
  • Michael Brunson – Washington correspondent and diplomatic editor of ITN; best known for serving as the political editor between 1986 and 2000 and as an occasional ITN newscaster
  • Lynda Bryans – weekend newscaster on UTV Live, 2001–2005
  • Sir Alastair Burnet – main presenter of News at Ten and ITN election programmes from the early 1960s until his retirement in 1991; held the 'head anchor' title at ITN from 1967 (the year News at Ten was launched) until 1991, except between 1972 and 1976 when he presented for the BBC and became editor of the Daily Express; knighted as a Knight Bachelor in early 1984; died in July 2012
  • Gordon Burns - joined Ulster Television in his native Belfast in 1967 as a sports presenter, later presenting the station's flagship programme UTV Reports. He then moved to Granada Television, where he presented Granada Reports and also worked on World In Action in the 1970s, but he is best-known as the long-serving host of Granada's prestigious quiz The Krypton Factor from 1977 until 1995. He joined BBC North West in 1997, becoming the main anchor on North West Tonight until his retirement in 2011.
  • Andrea Byrne





  • Peter Fairley – Science Editor for Independent Television News and TV Times magazine in the late 1960s and early 1970s
  • Anna Ford – initially worked as a researcher, news reporter and later newsreader at Granada Television; became a newsreader with ITN, and later helped launch ITV's first breakfast television service, TV-am
  • Fiona Foster
  • Matt Frei – Europe editor for Channel 4 News












  • Gaby Rado – journalist who died in Iraq during the 2003 invasion; joined BBC News as a radio reporter, then ITN in 1985 as a writer for ITV bulletins, before transferring to ITN's Channel 4 News in 1988
  • Jeff Randall - produced television documentaries for ITV
  • Phil Reay-Smith – general correspondent for ITV News until August 2010; now Consumer Editor on ITV Breakfast show Daybreak since its launch in September 2010
  • Pam Rhodes - presenter of Anglia Television’s About Anglia during the 1970s and 1980s. She is now best-known as a long-serving presenter of the BBC's Songs of Praise.
  • Steve Rider – English sports presenter and anchorman of ITV's football coverage, having previously been a long-serving main anchor on the BBC's Grandstand
  • Angela Rippon
  • Dan Rivers —international correspondent for ITV News
  • Nick Robinson – Political Editor for ITV News, 2002–2005
  • Chris Rogers – presented and reported for ITV News
  • Tim Rogers – first Wales Correspondent for ITN, joining from the BBC in 1997; Moscow Correspondent, 2001–2002; North of England Correspondent, 2002–2008; London-based until late 2008; now Head of Training for the Thomson Foundation, a charitable foundation supporting media development and training journalists across the world
  • Pam Royle - Lead news anchor on ITV News Border
  • Sonia Ruseler




  • Geraint Vincent – political correspondent for HTV's Wales Tonight; joined ITN in April 2002 as a news correspondent for ITV News; presented ITV News at 6:30 and ITV News at Ten; Middle East Correspondent for ITV News




  1. ^ Wang, Arthur W. "Norman MacKenzie and Antony Brown". Beinecke Library. Yale University. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  2. ^ Burrell, Ian (6 November 2005). "Ben Brown: 'I am lucky to be alive'". The Independent. London. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  3. ^ Home Page. Retrieved 26 August 2017
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