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RTS Awards

The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the nominations for the Television Journalism Awards 2012/2013. The awards, for news and current affairs, recognise creative and excellent journalism by organisations whose broadcasts are received in the UK and by the agencies which supply UK news broadcasters. Former BBC Breakfast presenter Sian Williams will announce the winners at a ceremony at the… Read more

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Sky Sports News presenter Charlie Webster will begin a 250 mile run today to raise awareness of domestic violence. Over the next seven days, the 31-year-old will visit 40 UK football clubs along the way, including Anfield, Goodison Park and the Reebok Stadium in support of domestic abuse charity ‘Women’s Aid’. Charlie recently revealed that she was sexually assaulted as… Read more

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BBC News presenter Komla Dumor has died at the young age of 41. Komla was born in Accra, Ghana, in 1972, and was one of Ghana’s best known journalists. He joined the BBC in 2007 after a decade of broadcast journalism in Ghana, where he won the Ghana Journalist of the Year award. Between 2007 and 2009 he hosted Network… Read more

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Adam Boulton is to step down from his role as Political Editor at Sky News after 25 years. The 55-year-old, who joined Sky News in 1989, will present a new evening programme based at Sky’s Westminster studio from the summer. Sky says the programme will feature hard hitting interviews, insightful analysis and interactive elements. Adam has covered five election nights… Read more

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BBC celebrates the 60th anniversary of its first ever TV weather forecast today. George Cowling – a 32-year-old Met Office forecaster – became the first TV weatherman to present the five-minute live broadcast on 11 January 1954 from the BBC studios in Lime Grove. Liz Howell, BBC Head of Weather, said: “Weather has always been important to the BBC’s audiences… Read more

Carrie Gracie Leaves BBC News Channel

BBC News presenter Carrie Gracie bided farewell to the News Channel this morning after 13 years as one of its main presenters. Carrie is moving on to a newly-created post at BBC News, the corporation’s first China Editor. She will start the role in spring and will be based in the country’s capital of Beijing. Her fellow presenters Simon McCoy,… Read more

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Sky News sports presenter Jacquie Beltrao has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The former Olympian revealed to her 34,000 Twitter followers that doctors had broken the news to her on Christmas Eve. Jacquie tweeted: “Been neglecting my twitter had a bit of a wobbly time of it – diagnosed with Breast Cancer on Xmas Eve – all positive thoughts welcome… Read more

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The BBC today announced it will launch five new subscription-free HD channels on Tuesday 10th December, including BBC News HD. The other four channels are BBC Three HD, BBC Four HD, CBeebies HD and CBBC HD and will be available on Freeview HD, Freesat HD, YouView, Sky HD and Virgin Media. Tony Hall, BBC Director-General, said: “I am delighted that… Read more

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Sky News has appointed Afua Hirsch to the newly created role of Social Affairs and Education Editor. A regular guest on Sky News, Afua has worked for The Guardian newspaper since 2008. After training as a barrister, she joined the paper as Legal Affairs Correspondent where she covered issues including secret courts, control orders, extraordinary rendition, and the legality of… Read more

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Laura Kuenssberg will be joining BBC Newsnight as Chief Correspondent from mid-February 2014. Laura, who joined ITV News as Business Editor in 2011, will also regularly present the programme. Kuenssberg is the latest in a series of appointments made by new Newsnight Editor Ian Katz as part of the transformation of the BBC Two flagship news and current affairs programme…. Read more