List of ITV journalists and newsreaders
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.
- Christa Ackroyd - presenter on Calendar during the 1990s. She left to join the BBC's Look North.
- Kaye Adams – journalist on Central Television; later presenter on Scottish TV
- Graham Addicott — former reporter/presenter on Thames Television; now runs independent production company First Freedom Productions
- Sameena Ali-Khan – presenter on ITV Central; presented the ITV Weekend News on occasions in 2006
- Jo Andrews – former Political Correspondent and Deputy Political Editor at ITN
- Fiona Armstrong – presenter for Border Television's regional news programme Lookaround; later a newscaster on ITN's News at Ten
- Pamela Armstrong – ITN newscaster from 1983 to 1986
- Mark Austin – Former main presenter of ITV Evening News and ITV News at Ten; since joining ITN (on ITV) in 1986, having previously worked on BBC news programmes; has specialised in a variety of roles including sports reporter, foreign correspondent, and then newscaster for Channel 4 News
- Ian Axton – main presenter of Meridian Tonight in the southeast region of ITV Meridian from 2007–2009; also presented ITN programmes London Tonight and the ITV News at 5:30
- Lisa Aziz — former co-presenter for ITV Westcountry and news presenter on TV-am
- 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 from January 2009 until December 2012; continues to work with ITN across ITV London and ITV News output
- Carol Barnes – worked for ITN from 1975 to 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. He was the son of the cricketer Bernard Bosanquet, who famously invented the 'googly'.
- Tom Bradby – ITV News' political editor from July 2005 until 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, best known as co-presenter for ITV magazine programme This Morning, 1999-2009
- 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 from 2001 to 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
- Andrea Byrne
- Andrea Catherwood – former main presenter for ITV's weekend news bulletins; joined ITN in April 1998, starting as a newscaster and senior reporter; in these early years, she also presented the ITN Morning News and filed special reports for News at Ten; became medical correspondent; left ITN in September 2006 to front the short-lived political programme The Sunday Edition
- David Chater – award-winning former ITN international correspondent; joined Sky News in 1993
- Ros Childs
- Geoff Clark – presenter of Meridian Tonight
- John Clements – Crime Correspondent (2011–present)
- Stephen Cole – reporter for Central Television, Anglia Television's About Anglia and ITN
- Dominic Cotton
- Bob Crampton - long-serving presenter and weather forecaster on ITV1 West, formerly HTV West.
- Sarah Cullen – former ITN Home Affairs Correspondent
- Anne Dawson
- Jamie Delargy
- Katie Derham – former media/arts editor and newscaster for ITV News; presented the ITV Lunchtime News and London Tonight, both produced by ITN; relief presenter for the ITV Evening News and ITV News at Ten; left ITN in June 2010
- Anne Diamond – hosted Good Morning Britain for TV-am, which lost its license in 1992; began her television career starting with ATV Today and Central News
- Fred Dinenage – television host and newsreader, based in the south of England; has appeared as presenter of many British television programmes, including World Of Sport, and quiz shows, such as Tell The Truth, Gambit and Pass The Buck and the children's series How. Most of these were produced by Southern Television and its successors TVS and Meridian Broadcasting: however, Dinenage has also worked for the BBC on occasions.
- Steve Dixon
- Stephen Douglas
- Murray Dron
- Sara Edwards
- Julie Etchingham – co-presenter of ITV News at Ten from January 2008.
- Sherrie Eugene - regular presenter and sign language interpreter on HTV News West, and later The West Tonight, from 1982 until 2001.
- Peter Fairley — Science Editor for Independent Television News and TV Times magazine 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
- Steve Gaisford
- Sandy Gall – former ITN foreign correspondent and news presenter
- Andrew Gardner – presented the first News at Ten with Alastair Burnet in 1967; following his retirement from ITN, he worked on Thames Television during the 1980s; died in 1999
- Kate Garraway – currently presents Good Morning Britain; previously Daybreak and GMTV
- Neil Garrett
- Phil Gayle
- Martin Geissler – Africa correspondent for ITV News since May 2006; 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
- Harry Gration
- Mary Green
- Anne Gregg – reporter and presenter on Ulster Television's Roundabout; also worked for Anglia Television; later co-presented the BBC's Holiday programme during the 1980s; died in 2006
- Bill Grundy
- Krishnan Guru-Murthy — presenter for Channel 4 News and new presenter for ITV News for 2016
- Sam Hall — on-screen reporter, occasional newscaster; later, newscaster, reporter and Washington correspondent for TV-am
- Simon Hall
- Will Hanrahan — presenter of Serve You Right for Meridian TV
- Gerry Harrison – in 1985 took over as Head of Sport at Anglia TV; left in 1993
- Andrew Harvey — presenter on the ITN News Channel with Lucy Alexander; moved on to his own programme after breakfast, Live with Andrew Harvey
- Julian Haviland – ITN Political Editor, 1975-1981
- Dominic Heale — former presenter of Central News East, later moved to the BBC to present East Midlands Today
- Gerald Hine-Haycock – known by his then-broadcasting name, Gerald Haycock; left ITN in 1981, to report for and present HTV News at HTV West, followed by BBC Points West at BBC West.
- Derek Hobson - ATV continuity announcer and presenter of ATV Today during the 1970s. He also hosted quizzes, such as New Faces, That's My Dog and Jeopardy!
- Bruce Hockin — long-serving main anchor on HTV News
- Eamonn Holmes - presenter on Ulster Television's 'Good Evening Ulster' from 1982 until 1986. He later presented GMTV from 1993 until 2005, as well as hosting a number of quiz and game shows, and is currently a regular presenter on This Morning.
- Gordon Honeycombe – newscaster from 1965 to 1977 at ITN; twice voted the most popular newscaster in Britain, by readers of the Daily Mirror and of The Sun; returned to regular newsreading from 1984 to 1989 as chief newsreader at TV-am, becoming Britain's longest-serving ITV newscaster. He died in 2015.
- Nina Hossain — main newscaster on ITV Lunchtime News and ITV News London since 2010; regular relief newscaster on all main ITV News bulletins since 2004
- Gloria Hunniford - presenter on Ulster Television's 'Good Evening Ulster' from 1979 until 1982. She later became a chat show host with her own show 'Sunday Sunday', and a quiz show host and panellist. She now presents Rip Off Britain for the BBC. She is the mother of the late Caron Keating, who was a presenter on Blue Peter and This Morning.
- Alex Hyndman — freelance newscaster and reporter on ITV News London and ITV News (weekend bulletins)ITV News weekend bulletins
- John Irvine – ITN's Washington correspondent; before joining ITN in 1994 as a Northern Ireland correspondent, worked for UTV News
- Catherine Jacob – editorial trainee at ITN from September 2000 and news presenter for Granada Reports and ITV News Tyne Tees in 2013
- Becky Jago
- Natasha Kaplinsky – joined ITV to present ITN News in 2011
- Robert Kee – anchor for ITN's first lunchtime bulletin First Report from 1972 until 1976; died in 2013
- Lorraine Kelly – started as a reporter for Scottish television. Came to national attention by reporting on the Piper Alpha oil rig disaster in 1988. She has since presented Good Morning Britain, GMTV and Daybreak, and she continues to host her own show Lorraine to this day.
- Martin Kelner
- Lucy Kite — news presenter and producer on Central Tonight for ITV Central from 2002; entertainment correspondent from January 2006; from November 2008, appointed relief presenter on West Midlands edition of Central
- Alastair Layzell - produced and directed documentaries for ITV network including Summer 1940 the story of the German occupation of the Channel Islands
- Stephen Lee
- Jan Leeming - presenter and reporter for Westward Television during the 1960s and a presenter on HTV News West during the 1970s, before becoming a newsreader for the BBC
- Martyn Lewis – news presenter for HTV and then ITN, where he was a regular presenter for News at Ten; joined the BBC in 1986 to front the new One O'Clock News
- Terry Lloyd – Middle East reporter; killed by US troops in 2003 while covering the 2003 Invasion of Iraq
- Jasmine Lowson
- Hamish MacDonald
- Donal MacIntyre
- Robert MacNeil
- Joanne Malin
- Barbara Mandell – the first female newsreader in Britain, presenting ITN bulletins from 1956 to the late 1960s. She died in 1998.
- Penny Marshall – ITV News Social Affairs Editor
- James Mates – ITV News Europe Editor; relief newscaster for ITV News at 1:30, ITV News at 6:30 and ITV News at Ten; main newscaster for ITV News (weekend bulletins) on Sundays
- Daisy McAndrew
- Helen McDermott – television presenter, best known for her work at Anglia Television
- Trevor McDonald – ITN newscaster, 1973-2008; first black news anchor in the UK; joined ITN as a reporter in 1973 and rose to become a newscaster by the late 1970s; in the mid-1980s was diplomatic editor for Channel 4 News; main newscaster for News at Ten, 1992-1999 and 2001-2005; during this period he also hosted Granada Television's current affairs programme Tonight with Trevor McDonald; retired from newscasting in 2005, but returned to ITN to present the revived News at Ten for eleven months in 2008; knighted in 1999
- Mark McFadden
- Rachel McTavish
- Lucy Meacock — presenter of Granada Reports
- Guy Michelmore — reporter on Anglia TV's About Anglia, 1983-1993. He is the son of the late Cliff Michelmore.
- Ed Mitchell — reporter on ITN News
- Frank Mitchell
- Saima Mohsin
- Kristina Moore
- Jonathan Morrell
- Mike Morris - main anchor on Good Morning Britain during the 1980s and early-1990s, having previously worked for Thames News. He later worked on GMTV and was the main anchor on Calendar from 1996 until 2002. He died in 2012.
- Tony Morris — presenter of Granada Reports
- Nazanine Moshiri – newsreader and reporter on ITV's London Tonight and the ITV Morning News
- Dermot Murnaghan
- Jennifer Nadel — ITN’s Home Affairs Editor, 1994-1999
- Shereen Nanjiani
- Nina Nannar
- Bill Neely – joined ITN in 1989 as international correspondent; covered many events including the fall of the Berlin Wall, breakup of the Soviet Union, both Gulf Wars, and September 11 attacks; left in 2014 to join NBC News
- Mike Neville – joined Tyne Tees Television in 1959 as a young reporter; later became presenter of regional news programme before leaving for the BBC; returned to ITV in 1996 with his own programme on Tyne Tees until 2005
- Gary Newbon
- Jeremy Nicholas
- Michael Nicholson – former ITN senior foreign correspondent and newscaster; original host of the ITN News at 5:45 when it was introduced in 1976. He died in December 2016.
- Nicol Nicolson
- Mary Nightingale – Main newscaster on ITV Evening News; joined ITV News in January 2001 and has since presented both the 6:30pm bulletin as well as special ITN programmes on ITV
- Joyce Ohajah
- Rageh Omaar – joined ITV News in 2013 after being a newsreader on Al Jazeera English and a columnist for BBC News
- Lucy Owen
- Nicholas Owen – joined ITN in 1984 as Channel 4 News business and economics correspondent; ITN's royal correspondent, 1994-2000; in 2003, he became the main presenter of ITV News at 1:30; 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, and a radio presenter on Classic FM
- Nick Owen
- Leonard Parkin – 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; often hosted the News at 5:45 in the early 1980s; occasionally presented News at Ten; and retired in 1987; subsequently presented documentaries for Yorkshire Television until his death in 1993
- Roger Parry
- Kylie Pentelow
- Robert Peston — ITV News' Political Editor since January 2016, replacing Tom Bradby; formerly BBC News' Business and Economics Editor
- Fiona Phillips – main anchor on GMTV, presenting GMTV Today from 1997 to 2008
- Eve Pollard
- Louisa Preston
- Apla Patel - Presenter and Reporter for ITV Anglia News and a Freelance Reporter for ITV News. Now the main weekend presenter of World News Today on BBC World News, BBC Four and BBC News Channel and BBC London
- 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
- 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
- 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 - an 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
- Sonia Ruseler
- Selina Scott – presenter of Grampian Today; in 1980 moved to ITN to replace Anna Ford on News at Ten; left to present the BBC's Breakfast Time; later co-hosted The Clothes Show
- Steve Scott — sports editor and newscaster for ITV News from ITN; began his television career as Industrial Correspondent with West Tonight on ITV West; joined ITN in 1993
- Chris Ship – Royal Editor for ITV News and occasional weekend news presenter
- Peter Sissons – joined ITN in 1964 and became their Industrial Editor after being wounded covering the Nigerian Civil War; became alternate presenter of the News at One in 1976; presented the first edition of Channel 4 News in 1982; left in 1989 to join BBC News
- Jon Snow – Journalist and presenter for ITN, best known for presenting Channel 4 News. He is the cousin of fellow-journalist Peter Snow.
- Julia Somerville – joined ITN in 1987 to co-present the Lunchtime News; presenter of ITV News at Ten until it ended in 1999; remained at ITN until October 2001, presenting the ITV News at 1:30 and was the launch newscaster for the ITN News Channel
- Owen Spencer-Thomas – senior reporter on Anglia Television's regional magazine programme About Anglia, 1978-1995; presenter of Reflections
- Alastair Stewart – Main newscaster on ITV Lunchtime News, relief newscaster on ITV Evening News and relief newscaster on ITV News at Ten
- Janet Street-Porter – joined LWT in 1975; reporter on The London Weekend Show from 1975 until 1979
- John Suchet – newsreader for ITN, 1972-2004; reporter from 1972 until 1982, when he became a weekend news presenter; main lunchtime presenter, 1987-1992; best known for his presenting the ITV News at 6:30, 1992-1999; during these years he was also a relief presenter for News at Ten; retired from ITN in 2004; brother of the actor David Suchet
- Christine Talbot
- Joan Thirkettle – joined ITN in 1974 as one of their first female reporters; died in 1996
- Owen Thomas
- Glen Thompsett
- Debbie Thrower – presented ITV Meridian's news programme Meridian Tonight (southern edition) from its inception in 1993 to 2009; also a BBC newsreader and a presenter on Songs of Praise
- Philippa Tomson - In 2002 she joined ITV News Central as newsreader; she became co-presenter on ITV News Tyne Tees from 2006; and in 2010 she joined Good Morning Britain where she is a news reporter and occasional newsreader
- Isla Traquair
- Denis Tuohy – reporter and newscaster for ITN during the 1990s
- 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'
- Brian Walden - former Labour MP, who presented many current affairs shows such as Weekend World, 'Walden' and 'The Walden Interview' during the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.
- Bob Warman – long-serving main anchor on ITV's news programmes in the Midlands, including ATV Today and Central News
- Mark Webster – former ITN Moscow Correspondent, Business Editor, Political Correspondent and Industrial Correspondent; joined five news in 2004 (when programme was produced by Sky News)
- Romilly Weeks – employed by ITN to cover events worldwide for ITV News
- Charlene White — ITV News presenter
- Richard Whiteley – reporter and presenter for Yorkshire Television's Calendar news bulletin from 1968 to 1995; best known for his 23-year stint as presenter of Countdown; died in 2005 following a short illness
- James Wignall
- Keith Wilkinson – reporter and correspondent for ITV since 1984
- Tim Willcox – worked for ITN News for many years as a presenter and correspondent
- Jonathan Wills — in late 2007, joined ITV Anglia to present the East edition of Anglia Tonight; in 2009, he became the main presenter of ITV News Anglia
- Richard Wyatt – HTV news anchor, then presented BBC Radio Bristol's breakfast show from 2007-2009
- Yao Chin – video journalist reporting on the ITV Morning News, 2009–12; joined ITN as an Assistant News Editor and Westminster Producer, having won a scholarship from ITV News for his post graduate journalism qualification
- Kirsty Young – joined STV in 1992 to present the main evening news programme, Scotland Today; moved to join ITV in 1999 and briefly became a co-presenter of the ITV News at 6:30 with Dermot Murnaghan in 2001, as well as the Channel 5 News. She now presents Desert Island Discs on BBC Radio 4.