Cumbria Shootings – Coverage

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At 10am this morning, Derrick Bird embarked on a killing spree in Cumbria, killing 12 people and injuring 25.

TV News picked up the story from around 11:30am.

Here is how the news channels covered today’s appalling events.

BBC News:

  • 11:34 – Jane Hill and Matthew Amroliwala breaks the news
  • 11:50 – Colin Briggs live from Newcastle newsroom
  • 13:00 – Sophie Raworth presents ‘The One’ from London
  • 13:00 – Daniel Sandford in studio with newswall piece and package
  • 13:00 – First live pictures from Cumbria from Chris Stewart in Whitehaven
  • 13:28 – Matthew takes over from Sophie and present through til 3pm.
  • 15:00 – Laura Kuenssberg leads in and out of PMQ’s
  • 15:10 – Out of PMQ’s to Tim Wilcox and Fiona Armstrong
  • 16:40 – Chris Buckler in Boot
  • 17:10 – Glenn Campbell at West Cumberland hospital in Whitehaven
  • 18:00 – Huw Edwards presents ‘The Six’ from London
  • 18:00 – Nicola Pearson on main package
  • 18:00 – Daniel Sandford once again in studio with newswall piece and package
  • 18:00 – Lorna Gordon in Whitehaven
  • 18:30 – BBC News channel takes the first 10-15 minutes of BBC Look North live
  • 19:00 – Ben Brown in Whitehaven
  • 19:00 – Chris Eakin at West Cumberland hospital in Whitehaven
  • 19:28 – Huw Edwards presents a half-hour special
  • 19:30 – Nick Ravenscroft outside Derrick Bird’s home
  • 19:30 – Chris Buckler on main package
  • 20:00 – Chris Eakin and Ben Brown continue presenting from Whitehaven
  • 21:30 – After a replay of BBC Look North, Julian Worricker presents till ten in London
  • 22:00 – Ben Brown presents ‘The Ten’ from Whitehaven, with Huw Edwards in London
  • 22:28 – Chris Eakin presents the rest of the nights coverage from whitehaven, outside West Cumberland hospital

ITV News:

  • 18:00 – Pam Royle and Ian Payne presents ‘North East Tonight’ from Whitehaven
  • 18:00 – John Bevir on package and live with Pam and Ian
  • 18:00 – Gregg Easteal outside Derrick Bird’s home in Rowrah
  • 18:00 – Hannah Lomas outside West Cumberland hospital in Whitehaven
  • 18:00 – Kate Fisher in Boot
  • 18:30 – Mark Austin presents ‘Evening News’ from Whitehaven, with Julie Etchingham in London
  • 18:30 – Emma Murphy on main package
  • 18:30 – Gregg and Hannah are used from ‘North East Tonight’
  • 18:30 – Debi Edwards on profile package and live in Boot
  • 18:30 – Stephen Douglas on package and live with Mark in Whitehaven

Sky News:

  • 11:38 – News breaks on Ticker
  • 11:41 – Dermot Murnaghan breaks the news
  • 13:00 – Colin Brazier presents ‘Live Desk’ from London
  • 13:00 – Producer Kim Inglis live via phone
  • 13:00 – Mark White, home affairs correspondent in studio, and remains there all day
  • 14:00 – Kay Burley presents ‘Afternoon Live’ from London
  • 15:00 – Splitscreen PMQ’s – Cameron’s statement, out at 15:02 (red button for PMQ’s)
  • 16:25 – Tom Parmenter in Boot
  • 17:00 – Anna Botting in Whitehaven, with Matt Smith in London
  • 17:00 – Michelle Clifford on main package
  • 17:00 – Glen O’Glaza at the Home Office
  • 19:00 – Tessa Chapman in Boot
  • 19:00 – Michelle May in Whitehaven with Anna Botting
  • 21:00 – Paula Middlehurst presents from London, while Anna Botting and team moves down the road
  • 21:15 – Anna Botting presents from outside the taxi rank in Whitehaven
  • 21:15 – Andrew Wilson outside West Cumberland hospital in Whitehaven
  • 21:49 – Martin Brunt with Anna Botting in Whitehaven, Michelle May moves to hospital with Andrew
  • 22:00 – Anna Botting, Andrew Wilson continue to present the rest of tonight’s coverage
  • 22:00 – Jane Dougall on main package
  • 22:30 – Samantha Simmonds in London with other stories and paper preview