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ITV News: Rotas & Presenters

(July 2010)

GM
Gary McEwan Central Reporting Scotland
It was reported a while back he'd be tried over the summer - though you'd think they'd have tested him on a weekend or lunchtime bulletin first - or at least on a Friday rather than for a week. IIRC Laura Kuenssberg is also fronting one of the bulletins for a week too.


To be fair to Tom he did present several series of "The Agenda".


It's not exactly the 6.30 or NaT is it though?
JO
Jon Recently warned Central (West) Midlands Today
It was reported a while back he'd be tried over the summer - though you'd think they'd have tested him on a weekend or lunchtime bulletin first - or at least on a Friday rather than for a week. IIRC Laura Kuenssberg is also fronting one of the bulletins for a week too.


To be fair to Tom he did present several series of "The Agenda".


It's not exactly the 6.30 or NaT is it though?

No, it's a discussion show, so probably a bigger if not slightly different test.
AN
all new Phil Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I like Tom Bradby. It'll be interesting to see how he does, but I hope he does well.
MA
Macalolo London London
Jon posted:
It was reported a while back he'd be tried over the summer - though you'd think they'd have tested him on a weekend or lunchtime bulletin first - or at least on a Friday rather than for a week. IIRC Laura Kuenssberg is also fronting one of the bulletins for a week too.


To be fair to Tom he did present several series of "The Agenda".


It's not exactly the 6.30 or NaT is it though?

No, it's a discussion show, so probably a bigger if not slightly different test.


Yes but if he could handle interviewing celebrities and politicians for half hour and adapting to some of the lighter topics that The Agenda discussed then I'm sure the 6.30 and 10 will be a doddle. Particularly because he will be reading from an autocue and will only be having I yet views with correspondents.
SW
Sam Walker Anglia (East) Look East
Yes but if he could handle interviewing celebrities and politicians for half hour and adapting to some of the lighter topics that The Agenda discussed then I'm sure the 6.30 and 10 will be a doddle. Particularly because he will be reading from an autocue and will only be having I yet views with correspondents.
I agree Macalolo. Every potential presenter has to start somewhere, Alastair Burnet started off as political editor and look where he ended up. I'm not saying Tom will be the next Burnet (as there will only be one Alastair Burnet) but I'm willing to give him a chance.
Good evening, again. It's good to be back again so let me simply say: "Let's get on with it!"
GM
Gary McEwan Central Reporting Scotland
Jon posted:
It was reported a while back he'd be tried over the summer - though you'd think they'd have tested him on a weekend or lunchtime bulletin first - or at least on a Friday rather than for a week. IIRC Laura Kuenssberg is also fronting one of the bulletins for a week too.


To be fair to Tom he did present several series of "The Agenda".


It's not exactly the 6.30 or NaT is it though?

No, it's a discussion show, so probably a bigger if not slightly different test.


Yes but if he could handle interviewing celebrities and politicians for half hour and adapting to some of the lighter topics that The Agenda discussed then I'm sure the 6.30 and 10 will be a doddle. Particularly because he will be reading from an autocue and will only be having I yet views with correspondents.


Sorry but the 6.30 and NaT don't exactly have lighter stories during the bulletin, maybe at the end yes, but for the first 20 minutes or so? I don't think so...

I'm not doubting Tom for one minute but you can't compare presenting The Agenda to presenting the evening bulletins. The only person that can really get away with it is Alastair Stewart seeing as he also does the Late Debate...
SW
Sam Walker Anglia (East) Look East
I'm not doubting Tom for one minute but you can't compare presenting The Agenda to presenting the evening bulletins. The only person that can really get away with it is Alastair Stewart seeing as he also does the Late Debate...
Does the Late Debate still run? I haven't seen it advertised for ages.
Good evening, again. It's good to be back again so let me simply say: "Let's get on with it!"
BR
Brekkie Recently warned Wales Wales Today
It was reported a while back he'd be tried over the summer - though you'd think they'd have tested him on a weekend or lunchtime bulletin first - or at least on a Friday rather than for a week. IIRC Laura Kuenssberg is also fronting one of the bulletins for a week too.


To be fair to Tom he did present several series of "The Agenda".

Had forgot about that, though I've never watched it to be fair. I'm not saying he won't be fine - just surprised they're basically throwing him in at the deep end rather than just testing the waters gradually, especially when even in the height of summer ITV News is well covered from it's current roster of presenters.

A good correspondent or editor doesn't necessarily make a good presenter though - but those who do usually end up doing rather well as their background on the road serves them well.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
RO
rob Founding member Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Matt Barbet presenting bulletins this evening:

https://twitter.com/MattBarbet/status/368637503885942785
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GM
Gary McEwan Central Reporting Scotland
rob posted:
Matt Barbet presenting bulletins this evening:

https://twitter.com/MattBarbet/status/368637503885942785


Well I never saw that coming.....
MA
Macalolo London London
rob posted:
Matt Barbet presenting bulletins this evening:

https://twitter.com/MattBarbet/status/368637503885942785


Well I never saw that coming.....


They certainly are short without Andrea!
GM
Gary McEwan Central Reporting Scotland
rob posted:
Matt Barbet presenting bulletins this evening:

https://twitter.com/MattBarbet/status/368637503885942785


Well I never saw that coming.....


They certainly are short without Andrea!


I wouldn't say that they are short, as they could give Alex Hybdman/Hill a shout. But its good that they are trying out new faces on the Saturday bulletin.

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