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Sally Magnusson presents a range of BBC programmes in the areas of current affairs, politics, news and religion. Among these are the BBC ONE daytime strands Missing and Britain’s Streets, the Sunday series Songs of Praise, the early evening Scottish news programme Reporting Scotland and…

Jackie Bird is one of the main presenters of Reporting Scotland. She also presents on BBC Radio Scotland, the Saturday morning show Choice Cuts. She played a key role in the recent General Election programme Vote 2005 and presents the monthly political programme Scottish Questions…

Gail McGrane is a weather forecaster for BBC Scotland. Gail joined the Met Office in 1999 and is now the nations secondary weather forecaster after training both in Reading and at Television Centre in London. Gail decided on a career in weather after having witnessed…

Cecilia Daly is a weather presenter for BBC Newsline, presenting the weather to viewers across Northern Ireland. Cecilia joined the Met Office in 1985 and has been a weather forecaster for over a decade. She has presented across many regional services and during a three…

Angie Phillips presents the weather for viewers in Northern Ireland on BBC Newsline each weekday. Angie became a national weather presenter for ITN in London in 1993 and joined Newsline in 1996, being the programmes main weather forecaster ever since. Married, with a three year…

Donna Traynor co-presents BBC Newsline for viewers in Northern Ireland each weekday evening alongside Noel Thompson. Donna joined the BBC in 1989 and has since co-presented a spectacular show at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast which relived the stories and music of the time. Donna…

Peter Holland is a reporter for BBC North West Tonight. Peter joined the team in 1988 and has been a general news reporter, Regional Affairs Correspondent and, more recently, has been responsible for covering Lancashire and South Cumbria. Peter’s hobbies include fly fishing.

Kate Simms is Cheshire reporter for BBC North West Tonight. Kate joined the programme in 2001 and was previously a general news reporter. Kate joined the BBC in 1999 as a rookie reporter for Radio Merseyside. Born in Crewe, her family roots are in Nantwich,…

Jayne Barrett is a Consumer Affairs Correspondent for BBC North West Tonight. Prior to joining North West Tonight, Jayne was a reporter for BBC Radio Merseyside. Jayne was named the Royal Television Society Reporter of the Year in 2003.

Gill Dummigan is a reporter for BBC North West Tonight. Gill also reports for the Politics Show which is broadcast each Sunday lunchtime. She has also worked on Radio 5 Live. Gill was born in Aberdeen but brought up in Middlesbrough, in the north east.

Dave Guest is a reporter for BBC North West Today. Dave joined the BBC in 1983 and is currently Social Affairs Correspondent for the programme. Within the programme, he has been both a reporter and producer. Dave has two children and lives in Wigan.

Dianne Oxberry is the main weather presenter of BBC North West Tonight, presenting forecasts most weekdays. Dianne became BBC North West’s first on-screen weather presenter in 1995. Previously, she was a regular voice to listeners of Steve Wright’s afternoon show on BBC Radio Two. Dianne…

Richard Askam is the main sports presenter of BBC North West Tonight. Richard joined North West Tonight as a news reporter in 2000 before moving to the sports team. his career highlight was being chosen to be part of the reporting team at the last…

Ranvir Singh is reporter on Good Morning Britain. Qualified as a journalist at the University of Lancashire in 2000 and was offered a six month contract at BBC Radio Lancashire soon after. She then joined BBC GMR before arriving at North West Today. Ranvir has…

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