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Keir Simmons is the UK Editor for ITV News.

He has covered stories as diverse as the Tsunami, the 7 July 2005 London bombings and the death of Russian Alexander Litvinenko. In 2003 he was nominated for a Royal Television Society Award.

He was born in London in 1972, grew up in Bristol, and received a Bachelor’s degree from Goldsmiths College in London.

Keir joined ITN as a reporter for IRN in 1996, before becoming a sometime general reporter on its ITV News service in 1998. He has remained with the organisation since but has intermittently worked for Sky News, Five News and ITV’s London Tonight. On 30th September, it was announced that Keir would be promoted from Crime Correspondent to UK Editor.

Keir writes for the Financial Times and works as a facilitator of live debates and events. He also works as London Correspondent for NBC News.

Twitter @KeirSimmonsITV

Keir Simmons has become a Daddy to two little girls. Taking to his public Facebook account to announce the news, Keir said: “Our twins are here! They are early and very small. “So are being looked after by wonderful doctors and nurses in a neo…

ITV News correspondent Keir Simmons has announced he and his wife are expecting twins. While reviewing the newspapers on This Morning today, he said: “We’re going to have a baby, in fact we’re going to have two babies. We’re going to have twins.” Keir, who…

Speculation is now growing that ITV’s current Crime Correspondent; Keir Simmons will replace Angus Walker as the new UK Editor. It is unsure as to why there will be this speculated takeover, or whether it will be a correspondent reshuffle. Keir is currently covering for…

Name? Keir Simmons Age? 34 Where are you from? South East London via Bristol How did you get started in broadcasting? At Independent Radio News. When was that? In 1996 I think. Why News broadcasting? It was either this or politics. My early motivation was…

On Wednesday 10th November 2010 around 50,000 student protesters took to the streets of Central London to protest about the planned rise in tuition fees by the coalition government. After a few hours of peaceful protest a minority of students broke in to 30 Millbank…