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BBC News Presenter Count 1967-2020

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JW
JamesWorldNews Central World News
Zeinab did do a few shifts on the News Channel and even did the Five but you could probably count on one hand the number of times she appeared.


I totally believe you of all people, just can't find any evidence and I do recall her being objective to having being categorised as being within a certain bracket. In fact I recall her being rather peeved!

Heres a very brief clip of Zeinab doing the NC (about 1 mins 10 secs in)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3Ac5-as0H4


Zeinab on the Channel! Thanks for sharing that clip. If I hadn’t seen that, I’d never have believed she actually did it!

And that’s a helluva huge microphone David Sillitoe is holding in that news report......

See you in Studio E later, RN. I hope you’ve had a haircut and are ready to do Huw.
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NE
News96 Look North (Yorkshire)
Now onto to Boxing Day in the 90's

1990-Chris Lowe
1991-Jill Dando
1992-Jennie Bond
1993-Chris Lowe
1994-Nicholas Witchell
1995-Justin Webb
1996-Peter Sissons
1997-Jill Dando (Lunchtime and Evening) and Edward Stourton (Late)
1998-Edward Stourton
1999-Peter Sissons.
RN
Rolling News Central (East) East Midlands Today
BBC Weekend News 2004

Saturday Late News/Sunday Late News at different time to 10pm:
(1) Darren Jordon - 27 programmes
(2) Jane Hill - 8 programmes
(3) Matthew Amroliwala - 6 programmes
(4) Jon Sopel - 4 programmes
(5) Natasha Kaplinsky - 2 programmes
(-) Maxine Mawhinney - 2 programmes
(-) Peter Sissons - 2 programmes
(6) Fiona Bruce - 1 programme
(-) Philip Hayton - 1 programme

Sunday Ten:
(1) Darren Jordon - 16 programmes
(2) Fiona Bruce - 15 programmes
(3) Jane Hill - 5 programmes
(4) Jon Sopel - 4 programmes
(5) Natasha Kaplinsky - 3 programmes
(6) Matthew Amroliwala - 2 programmes
(-) Maxine Mawhinney - 2 programmes
(7) Peter Sissons - 1 programme
RN
Rolling News Central (East) East Midlands Today
BBC Weekend News 2005

Saturday Late News/Sunday Late News at different time to 10pm:
(1) Darren Jordon - 33 programmes
(2) Jane Hill - 9 programmes
(3) Matthew Amroliwala - 4 programmes
(4) Fiona Bruce - 1 programme
(-) Natasha Kaplinsky - 1 programme
(-) Dermot Murnaghan - 1 programme
(-) Peter Sissons - 1 programme
(-) Sian Williams - 1 programme

Sunday Ten:
(1) Fiona Bruce - 18 programmes
(2) Darren Jordon - 15 programmes
(3) Jane Hill - 8 programmes
(4) Matthew Amroliwala - 4 programmes
(5) Huw Edwards - 1 programme
(-) Maxine Mawhinney - 1 programme
NE
Newsroom
I've not seen a record of Julia Somerville's weekend National appearances on here. I know she did some, any idea when?
NE
Newsroom
Zeinab did do a few shifts on the News Channel and even did the Five but you could probably count on one hand the number of times she appeared.


I totally believe you of all people, just can't find any evidence and I do recall her being objective to having being categorised as being within a certain bracket. In fact I recall her being rather peeved!

Heres a very brief clip of Zeinab doing the NC (about 1 mins 10 secs in)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3Ac5-as0H4


What a find!
RN
Rolling News Central (East) East Midlands Today
I've not seen a record of Julia Somerville's weekend National appearances on here. I know she did some, any idea when?

2011 and 2012, I included them in the counts.
CM
cmthwtv West Country (East) Points West
BBC Weekend News 2005

Saturday Late News/Sunday Late News at different time to 10pm:
(1) Darren Jordon - 33 programmes
(2) Jane Hill - 9 programmes
(3) Matthew Amroliwala - 4 programmes
(4) Fiona Bruce - 1 programme
(-) Natasha Kaplinsky - 1 programme
(-) Dermot Murnaghan - 1 programme
(-) Peter Sissons - 1 programme
(-) Sian Williams - 1 programme

Sunday Ten:
(1) Fiona Bruce - 18 programmes
(2) Darren Jordon - 15 programmes
(3) Jane Hill - 8 programmes
(4) Matthew Amroliwala - 4 programmes
(5) Huw Edwards - 1 programme
(-) Maxine Mawhinney - 1 programme


Interesting figures. There hasn't particularly been a Darren Jordon sort of figures presenter at weekends since him - although Clive or Reeta could come close to qualifying.

It seems to me that Matthew and Jane were the two most "senior" presenters on the news channel at the time as well - and got the most weekend/One cover shifts than others. Surprised by the one appearance by Sissons as well.
RN
Rolling News Central (East) East Midlands Today
BBC Weekend News 2006

Saturday Late News/Sunday Late News not at 10pm:
(1) Darren Jordon - 27 programmes
(2) Matthew Amroliwala - 7 programmes
(-) Jane Hill - 7 programmes
(3) Simon McCoy - 6 programmes
(4) Moira Stuart - 5 programmes
(5) Fiona Bruce - 1 programme
(-) Louise Minchin - 1 programme
(-) Peter Sissons - 1 programme

Sunday Ten:
(1) Darren Jordon - 16 programmes
(2) Fiona Bruce - 12 programmes
(3) Jane Hill - 9 programmes
(4) Matthew Amroliwala - 3 programmes
(5) Simon McCoy - 1 programme
RN
Rolling News Central (East) East Midlands Today
BBC Weekend News 2005

Saturday Late News/Sunday Late News at different time to 10pm:
(1) Darren Jordon - 33 programmes
(2) Jane Hill - 9 programmes
(3) Matthew Amroliwala - 4 programmes
(4) Fiona Bruce - 1 programme
(-) Natasha Kaplinsky - 1 programme
(-) Dermot Murnaghan - 1 programme
(-) Peter Sissons - 1 programme
(-) Sian Williams - 1 programme

Sunday Ten:
(1) Fiona Bruce - 18 programmes
(2) Darren Jordon - 15 programmes
(3) Jane Hill - 8 programmes
(4) Matthew Amroliwala - 4 programmes
(5) Huw Edwards - 1 programme
(-) Maxine Mawhinney - 1 programme


Interesting figures. There hasn't particularly been a Darren Jordon sort of figures presenter at weekends since him - although Clive or Reeta could come close to qualifying.

It seems to me that Matthew and Jane were the two most "senior" presenters on the news channel at the time as well - and got the most weekend/One cover shifts than others. Surprised by the one appearance by Sissons as well.

I was surprised by the Sissons appearance too. I get the feeling it was in his contract to do at least one late weekend bulletin a year as he also did one in 2004, 2006 and 2008. Not sure about 2007. He also did the early evening bulletin on Saturdays from when it started simulcasting on the NC in early 2008 up to his departure a year later. To be honest I was even more surprised by the Philip Hayton appearance in 2004.

I'd say these days the 'Darren Jordon figures' would be Clive, Mishal, Reeta and Kate as they're most prominent at weekends (certainly have been this year anyway).
RN
Rolling News Central (East) East Midlands Today
BBC Weekend News 2007

Saturday Late News/Sunday Late News not at 10pm:
(1) Jane Hill - 13 programmes
(2) Moira Stuart - 10 programmes
(3) Matthew Amroliwala - 7 programmes
(4) Mishal Husain - 6 programmes
(5) Emily Maitlis - 5 programmes
(-) Simon McCoy - 5 programmes
(6) Ben Brown - 4 programmes
(-) Louise Minchin - 4 programmes
(7) Nicholas Owen - 3 programmes
(8 ) Huw Edwards - 1 programme
(-) Sophie Raworth - 1 programme

Sunday Ten:
(1) Mishal Husain - 27 programmes
(2) Fiona Bruce - 6 programmes
(3) Emily Maitlis - 5 programmes
(4) Sophie Raworth - 3 programmes
(5) Jane Hill - 1 programme
(-) Chris Lowe - 1 programme
(-) Louise Minchin - 1 programme
(-) Nicholas Owen - 1 programme

I'm unsure about Moira on Saturday nights. According to Genome, she made 10 appearances in the first 3 months of 2007 on Saturday nights but I'm almost certain her last appearances were in December 2006, with the official announcement that she had 'left' in March 2007.
RN
Rolling News Central (East) East Midlands Today
BBC Weekend News 2008

Saturday Late News/Sunday Late News not at 10pm:
(1) Matthew Amroliwala - 14 programmes
(2) Mishal Husain - 8 programmes
(-) Simon McCoy - 8 programmes
(3) Jane Hill - 7 programmes
(-) Nicholas Owen - 7 programmes
(4) Ben Brown - 5 programmes
(5) Joanna Gosling - 4 programmes
(6) Kate Silverton - 3 programmes
(7) Emily Maitlis - 2 programmes
(-) Louise Minchin - 2 programmes
(-) Peter Sissons - 2 programmes

Sunday Ten:
(1) Mishal Husain - 25 programmes
(2) Emily Maitlis - 10 programmes
(3) Jane Hill - 2 programmes
(-) Nicholas Owen - 2 programmes
(4) Joanna Gosling - 1 programme
(-) Peter Sissons - 1 programme

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