ITV News Granada Reports

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

ITV News Granada Reports
ITV News Granada Reports.png
FormatRegional News
Presented byLucy Meacock
Tony Morris
Country of originEngland, United Kingdom
Original language(s)English
Production
Executive producer(s)Lucy West (Head of News)
Location(s)MediaCityUK,
Salford Quays,
Greater Manchester, England
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time30 minutes
(main 18:00 show)
Production company(s)ITV Granada
Broadcast
Original channelITV Granada
Picture format1080i (HDTV 16:9)
Original run1956 (1956) – present
Chronology
Related showsITV News,
BBC North West Tonight
External links
Website
 
  (Redirected from Granada Reports)
Jump to: navigation, search
ITV News Granada Reports
ITV News Granada Reports.png
FormatRegional News
Presented byLucy Meacock
Tony Morris
Country of originEngland, United Kingdom
Original language(s)English
Production
Executive producer(s)Lucy West (Head of News)
Location(s)MediaCityUK,
Salford Quays,
Greater Manchester, England
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time30 minutes
(main 18:00 show)
Production company(s)ITV Granada
Broadcast
Original channelITV Granada
Picture format1080i (HDTV 16:9)
Original run1956 (1956) – present
Chronology
Related showsITV News,
BBC North West Tonight
External links
Website

ITV News Granada Reports (previously Granada Reports) is a regional news programme for North West England and the Isle of Man, produced by ITV Granada.

Overview[edit]

ITV News Granada Reports is produced and broadcast from studios in the Orange Tower at MediaCityUK in Salford Quays, with the first bulletin being broadcast from the new facilities on 24 March 2013.[1] Before this, the news service was based at Granada's studios in Quay Street, Manchester. Reporters are also based at newsrooms in the Royal Liver Building, Liverpool, Lancaster and on the Isle of Man. News staff were also based at offices in Blackburn and Chester until they were closed in 2005.

Prior to its launch in 1973, the nightly news programme had been known under several titles such as Northern Newscast, Scene at Six Thirty and People and Places. Between 1990 and September 2001, the main evening programme was known as Granada Tonight. Shorter bulletins aired as Granada News. From 14 January 2013 all programming is branded as ITV News Granada Reports.

The programme was unaffected with cutbacks to ITV regional news in early 2009.[2] The only major change saw ITV Granada take over coverage of the Isle of Man from ITV Tyne Tees & Border on 16 July 2009.

On 27 September 2012, it was announced technical staff had been invited to volunteer for redundancy as part of national job losses affecting ITV News services. The timing coincided with production moving from Granada Studios to MediaCityUK.[3] In January 2013, a second announcement regarding further redundancies of editorial staff was made.

Broadcast times[edit]

ITV News Granada Reports airs on ITV Granada seven days a week.

On weekdays, three short bulletins are broadcast during Daybreak at 6:07am, 7:07am and 8:07am with a four-minute lunchtime bulletin at 1:55pm, following the ITV News at 1:30. The main half-hour programme airs at 6pm with a 8-minute late bulletin at 10:30pm, following the ITV News at Ten.

At weekends, two 5 or 10-minute editions of ITV News Granada Reports are broadcast – one later on Saturday afternoons and another on Sunday evenings.

Current on air team[edit]

Presenters[edit]

PersonTitle(s)Related note(s)
Lucy Meacock[4]Main presenter (Monday–Thursday)Lunchtime/late bulletin newsreader (alternating)
Tony Morris[4]Main presenter (Monday–Friday)
Keri EldridgeDaybreak opts newsreader (alternating)
Jo Blythe[5]Weather presenter
Kerrie GosneyFreelance contract
Emma Jesson

Correspondents[edit]

PersonTitle(s)Related note(s)
Mel BarhamNews CorrespondentNewsreader
Ralph BlunsomFreelance contract
Andy BonnerNewsreader/Stand-in Presenter
Ashley Derricott
Victoria GrimesNewsreader
Ann O'ConnorNewsreader/Stand-in Presenter
Matt O'DonoghueNewsreader/Stand-in Presenter
Adam McClean
Sarah RogersNewsreader
Tim Scott
Rob SmithNewsreader/Stand-in Presenter
Rachel Townsend
Amy WelchNewsreader
Elaine WillcoxNewsreader/Stand-in Presenter
David ChisnallSport Correspondent
Chris HallNewsreader, Freelance contract
Mike HallNewsreader/Stand-in Presenter
Paul CroneFeatures Correspondent
Daniel HewittPolitical ReporterNewsreader
Alison MacKenziePolitical CorrespondentUtilised with ITV News Central
Caroline WhitmoreEntertainment Correspondent

In the event of either Tony Morris or Lucy Meacock being absent, journalists that have "Newsreader/Stand-in Presenter" by their names will take their place for a set period of time depending on long one of the two Main Presenters are absent for. (For example, if Tony Morris were to be absent for two weeks, they could have Andy Bonner do one week, and Rob Smith do the other week.)

Former on air team[edit]

ITV News Granada Reports previous title card

Awards[edit]

In 2007, ITV News Granada Reports won the Royal Television Society awards for best news coverage in the Nations and Regions. This was followed by the Best News Programme at the 2007 Broadcast Awards and finally, Best News Coverage in the 2007 BAFTA Television Awards – the first regional news programme to be nominated and the only regional news programme to ever win a BAFTA. All three awards were won for their coverage of the trial of four men and one woman, charged with manslaughter during the 2004 Morecambe Bay cockling disaster. Judges described the coverage as bold, brave and a tribute to regional news at its best.

ITV News Granada Reports retained the National RTS Nations and Regions News Award in 2008 for coverage of the end of the Lesley Molseed murder trial.

ITV News Granada Reports won the RTS North West award for Best Regional News Programme in 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011 for coverage of severe weather, the 20th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, Blackpool FC's promotion to the Premier League and an investigation into convicted paedophile Colin Blanchard. Other RTS awards won by the programme in recent years have included the Best North West Regional Story in 2010 for a special report from Afghanistan and in 2011 also for the Colin Blanchard story. Best Regional On Screen Talent for news correspondent went to Rob Smith in 2011.

ITV News Granada Reports had its most successful ever North West RTS Awards in 2012 winning four prizes including Best Regional News Programme for an unprecedented 4th successive year for coverage of the summer riots in Manchester, Salford and Liverpool. Clare Fallon won Best Regional On Screen Talent, Granada Reports won Best Innovation in Multimedia for Twitter coverage of the riots and Granada also won Best Regional Story for a third successive year for the story of Ann Williams campaign for justice over her son's death at Hillsborough.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
BBC News at Ten: 7th July Bombings
BAFTA: Television Award
News Coverage
(The Morecambe Bay Cockling Tragedy)

2007
Succeeded by
Sky News: Glasgow Airport Attack
Preceded by
BBC Look North: Joanne Nelson Murder Case
RTS: Television Journalism
Nations and Regions News Coverage
(The Morecambe Bay Cockling Tragedy);
(The Lesley Molseed Trial)

2007, 2008
Succeeded by
The West Tonight: Weston Pier Fire
Preceded by
Channel 4 News: Japan Earthquake
BAFTA: Television Award
News Coverage
(Hillsborough – The Truth at Last)

2013
Succeeded by
incumbent