Nicholas Witchell is BBC News’ Royal & Diplomatic Correspondent.
He first joined the BBC as a graduate news trainee in 1976 after completing a law degree at Leeds University. In September 1984 he was, with Sue Lawley, one of the founding presenters of BBC’s Six O’Clock News. From 1989 to 1994 he was the main presenter of the re-launched Breakfast News and frequently presented the programme live from the scene of major stories in Mosow, Berlin and South Africa. In 1994 he returned to front line reporting for the BBC, for Panorama and then as a BBC diplomatic correspondent.
Nicholas has also been the BBC radio commentator at national or state occasions such as the Ceremony of Remembrance at the Cenotaph and was awarded a Radio Academy award in 2001 for his coverage of the event.
Nicholas Witchell reports from outside the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s hospital.
Bill Turnbull and Susanna Reid broke the news on Breakfast at 7.31am this morning, with Nicholas Witchell at St. Mary’s Hospital:
Prime Minister, Gordon Brown has today announced the date for the General Election. The British public will go to the ballot box on Thursday 6th May 2010. News Channels have sent their key presenters and reporters to prime locations around London, including Downing Street, Westminster…
Its been a busy day at the High Court: BBC: June Kelly (Lotfi/Pilot), Daniella Ralph (Diana) and Nicholas Witchell (Diana). ITV: Chris Ship (BAE) Romilly Weeks (Diana) and Nina Nannar (Lotfi/Pilot). Sky: Robin Powell (Lotfi/Pilot), Sarah Hughes (Diana), Ursula Errington (Diana) and Katie Stallard (Macca/Mills).
IT was hardly unexpected so the BBC should have been fully geared up for the death of the Queen Mother at the grand old age of 101. Veteran anchorman Peter Sissons was on Easter Saturday news duty. But when he interrupted normal programmes to break…