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.
Reginald Bosanquet – best known for presenting ITN bulletins in the 1970s. He joined ITN at its start in 1955 as a sub-editor. He later reported from many parts of the world and was the diplomatic correspondent for four years. He also held the 'head anchor' title at ITN between 1974 and 1976, in the absence of Alastair Burnet. He died in 1984.
Tom Bradby – ITV News' political editor since July 2005. He joined ITN as an editorial trainee in 1990 and subsequently became producer for Michael Brunson, ITN's political editor, in 1992. He spent three years (1993–96) as Ireland correspondent. From 1999 to 2001, he was ITN's Asia correspondent. Following this, he became Royal correspondent for ITV News, and subsequently became UK editor before taking up the post of political editor.
Sir Alastair Burnet - main presenter of News at Ten and ITN election programmes from the early 1960s until his retirement in 1991. Burnet 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 become editor of the Daily Express. He was knighted as a Knight Bachelor in early 1984. He died in July 2012.
Andrea Catherwood – former main presenter for ITV's weekend news bulletins. She joined ITN in April 1998, starting as a newscaster and senior reporter. In these early years, Catherwood also presented the ITN Morning News and filed special reports for News at Ten. Following this she became medical correspondent. She left ITN in September 2006 to front the short-lived political programme, The Sunday Edition.
Fred Dinenage – a television host and newsreader, based in the south of England, he has appeared as presenter of many British television programmes (most of them produced by Southern Television and its successors TVS and Meridian Broadcasting.
Anna Ford – initially worked as a researcher, news reporter and later newsreader at Granada Television. She became a newsreader with ITN, and later helped launch the first British Breakfast television service, TV-am.
Martin Geissler – Africa correspondent for ITV News since May 2006. He joined ITV News in April 2002 from STV Central's regional news programme Scotland Today, where he was a news reporter and presenter.
Shiulie Ghosh – journalist and reporter for ITV News from 1998 until July 2006.
Bruce Hockin - long-serving main anchor on HTV News in the West region.
Gordon Honeycombe – newscaster from 1965 to 1977 at ITN. He was twice voted the most popular newscaster in Britain, by readers of the Daily Mirror and of The Sun. He returned to regular newsreading from 1984 to 1989 as chief newsreader at TV-am, becoming Britain's longest-serving ITV newscaster.
Sir Trevor McDonald – ITN newscaster, 1973 to 2008. McDonald is notable for being the first black news anchor in the UK, joining ITN as a reporter in 1973 and rising to become a newscaster by the late 1970s (and in the mid-1980s, diplomatic editor for Channel 4 News). McDonald was the main newscaster for News at Ten between 1992 and 1999, and from 2001 until 2005. During this period he also hosted Granada Television's current affairs programme Tonight with Trevor McDonald. McDonald retired from newscasting in 2005, but returned to ITN to present the revived News at Ten for eleven months in 2008. He was knighted in 1999.
Mary Nightingale – co-presenter of the ITV News at 6:30 and relief presenter on ITV News at Ten. She joined ITV News in January 2001 and has since presented both the 6:30pm bulletin as well as special ITN programmes on ITV.
Nicholas Owen - joined ITN in 1984 as Channel 4 News business and economics correspondent. From 1994 to April 2000, Owen was ITN's royal correspondent. In 2003, he became the main presenter of the ITV News at 1:30, and left ITN in 2006 for the BBC, where he is currently a relief presenter for the BBC News at Six, as well as a main presenter on the BBC News Channel.
Leonard Parkin – a reporter and newscaster with ITN from circa 1973 to 1987. Between 1976 and 1987 he was one of the main presenters for ITN's [News at One, and often hosted the News at 5:45 in the early 1980s. He occasionally presented News at Ten, and retired in 1987. He subsequently presented documentaries for Yorkshire Television until his death in 1993.
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Gaby Rado – a journalist who died in Iraq during the 2003 invasion. He 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.
Tim Rogers - First Wales Correspondent for ITN, joining from the BBC in 1997. Moscow Correspondent from 2001–2002, then North of England Correspondent from 2002 - Jan, 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.
Jon Snow - Journalist and presenter for ITN, best known for presenting Channel 4 News.
Julia Somerville - joined ITN in 1987 to co-presente the Lunchtime News and also deputise as presenter of ITV News at Ten until it ended in 1999. She remained at ITN until October 2001, presenting the ITV News at 1:30 and was the launch newscaster for the ITN News Channel.
Alastair Stewart - Relief presenter of ITV News at 1:30, co-presenter of ITV News at 6:30 and relief newscaster on ITV News at Ten.
Janet Street-Porter – joined LWT in 1975, working as a reporter on The London Weekend Show from 1975 until 1979.
John Suchet – a newsreader for ITN from 1972 until 2004. He was a reporter from 1972 until 1982, when he became a weekend news presenter. He became the main lunchtime presenter from 1987 to 1992, but became best known for his presenting the ITV News at 6:30 between 1992 and 1999. During these years he was also a relief presenter for News at Ten. He retired from ITN in 2004.
Yao Chin - video journalist reporting on the ITV Morning News between 2009-12. He joined ITN as an Assistant News Editor and Westminster Producer having won a scholarship from ITV News for his post graduate journalism qualification.
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