ITV News Granada Reports

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Granada Reports
ITV News Granada Reports.png
Also known asGood Morning Granada during ITV Breakfast
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 6pm 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
 
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Granada Reports
ITV News Granada Reports.png
Also known asGood Morning Granada during ITV Breakfast
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 6pm 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

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

Overview[edit]

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 (which utilized a variation of American company Hearst Television's standardized graphics from October 1998 up until September 2001). Shorter bulletins aired as Granada News. Most bulletins now air under the joint branding of ITV News and Granada Reports with breakfast bulletins entitled Good Morning Granada.

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]

Granada Reports airs on ITV Granada seven days a week. On weekdays, a four-minute lunchtime bulletin airs at 1.55pm, followed by the main half-hour programme at 6pm and an eight-minute late bulletin at 10.30pm following ITV News at Ten. At weekends, two 5 or 10-minute editions of Granada Reports are broadcast – one later on Saturday afternoons and another on Sunday evenings.

On weekday mornings, Good Morning Granada airs short bulletins within Good Morning Britain at approximately 6.25am, 6.55am, 7.25am and 7.55am.

Presenters[edit]

News
PersonRole(s)Related note(s)
Lucy Meacock[4]Main presenter/newsreader (Mon–Thurs)
Tony Morris[4]Main presenter/newsreader (Mon–Fri)
Keri EldridgeGood Morning Granada opts newsreaderMaternity leave
Sarah RogersMaternity cover
Weather
PersonRole(s)Related note(s)
Jo Blythe[5]Weather presenterMaternity leave
Kerrie GosneyFreelancer
Emma Jesson

Reporters[edit]

District
PersonLocationRelated note(s)
Andy BonnerMerseysideRelief main presenter/newsreader
Amy WelchLancashireNewsreader
News
PersonRelated note(s)
Mel BarhamNewsreader; maternity leave
Ralph BlunsomFreelancer
Andy CraneNewsreader; freelancer
Ashley DerricottNewsreader
Victoria GrimesNewsreader
Adam McClean
Ann O'ConnorMain presenter/newsreader (Fri)
Matt O'DonoghueRelief main presenter/newsreader
Tim Scott
Rob SmithRelief main presenter/newsreader
Rachel TownsendRelief main presenter/newsreader;
shared with ITV News Calendar
Elaine WillcoxRelief main presenter/newsreader
Specialist
PersonRole(s)Related note(s)
David ChisnallSportRelief sports presenter
Chris HallFreelancer
Mike HallRelief main presenter
Andrew FletcherFreelancer
Daniel HewittPolitical
Alison MacKenzieShared with ITV News Central
Paul CroneFeatures
Caroline WhitmoreEntertainment

Past presenters/reporters[edit]

ITV News Granada Reports previous title card

Awards[edit]

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