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RN
Rolling News Central (East) East Midlands Today
Samantha Simmonds is on tonight, is this the first time she's presented during lockdown?
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KM
kman2020 World News
Samantha Simmonds is on tonight, is this the first time she's presented during lockdown?

No, she's done the occasional weekend mornings as well as a stint on overnights a couple weekends ago.
KM
kman2020 World News
It's interesting to note that if you google her, you'll see her identified in interviews as the presenter of WNA ... and Beyond 100 Days has lasted longer than it was originally envisioned.

Indeed when Katty appears on MSNBC (particularly Morning Joe), she's still introduced as the Washington correspondent for BBC World News America


It was unclear at the start of the week of Katty was doing WNA because Laura T had scheduled time off (it is a holiday week), or if she was resuming anchoring her old show because management wants her fronting that show.

Katty ended up doing Mon-Thur, and Laura T is back today, covering the Friday shift.

I suspect we'll see Katty on WNA until Beyond 100 Days comes back, if it comes back.
CM
cmthwtv West Country (East) Points West
I thought I’d just say this - partially because I am incredibly bored and have been watching a lot of news but the talent of the correspondents and presenters that the BBC have is outstanding - in my view.

Hugh Pym and Fergus Walsh have been two people in the industry a long time - however (surprisingly as health correspondents during a pandemic) have had an increased presence. Little did I know that Hugh used to be a political correspondent - and there was me thinking he must’ve gone to medical school or something. This proves how talented they are - also mentioning Fergus’ analysis is always interpretable and clear as well as informative.

With the presenters - it’s been great to see people like Jane and Simon on both rolling and network - as I think they are great at both. It’s a sort of odd 2015-esc sort of feeling without the branding and a lot more interviews.

I know that many members on TV Forum have been critical of Reeta - however I think that she has been outstanding on the press conference shifts. Almost seems wasted on the 1/6/10 as her skills (imo) lie in interviewing and analysis. Presenting style just right for a program like the daily updates.

The Six is never the same without George. The period of time he was gone between March and April felt odd - almost (again) 2015/16 esc feeling. Don’t get me wrong - the likes of Fiona and Sophie are talented presenters - I just think that the way George presents it and the familiarity it brings is something that a pre-watershed flagship bulletin needs.

Lastly - I think the most exceptional presenter during the pandemic has been Clive. Most of that to do with his reporting this week - a reminder of how talented he is. But it’s not just that - like George brings to the Six - Clive brings a warmth to the Ten. He hasn’t done many - but to think just 7 years ago he was the new boy on the NC presenting a shift held by a talented few before - and two years later he was presenting the Ten shows he is more than up to the job. Before the pandemic - he presented on occasion the Five and Beyond 100 days. Great on them two - his presenting style is quite flexible. If Huw ever leaves (and if he does can we send him to The One Show please - I loved his appearance Very Happy ) I think Mr Myrie wouldn’t be half bad at fronting the Ten...
Last edited by cmthwtv on 30 May 2020 11:41am
RN
Rolling News Central (East) East Midlands Today
I agree with the above entirely (and there's a few more people I could add to the list) but we have to remember if they weren't talented individuals they wouldn't be in such a fantastic job!
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HO
House Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
I thought I’d just say this - partially because I am incredibly bored and have been watching a lot of news but the talent of the correspondents and presenters that the BBC have is outstanding - in my view.

Hugh Pimp and Fergus Walsh have been two people in the industry a long time - however (surprisingly as health correspondents during a pandemic) have had an increased presence. Little did I know that Hugh used to be a political correspondent - and there was me thinking he must’ve gone to medical school or something. This proves how talented they are - also mentioning Fergus’ analysis is always interpretable and clear as well as informative.


Hugh was Economics correspondent for many years, including later roles as (acting) Economics Editor, and Chief Economics Correspondent, before he became the inaugural Health editor.
JW
JamesWorldNews STV Central World News
And, furthermore, his name is Hugh Pym.
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JW
JamesWorldNews STV Central World News
Fully agree with the comments about Clive Myrie and Reeta Chakrabarti.
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GE
thegeek Founding member London London
I spent Memorial Day afternoon at the beach, so I didn't tune into World News America.

But it seems that Katty Kay's basement studio is now fully equipped for her to present from home.

https://twitter.com/KattyKay_/status/1265094750920740869?s=20


I'm enjoying the continuing appearance of the boxes of wine glasses in all of her behind-the-scenes pics (if slightly disappointed they're not Riedel)
JF
JF World News (previously JPF) West Country (East) Points West
It's interesting to note that if you google her, you'll see her identified in interviews as the presenter of WNA ... and Beyond 100 Days has lasted longer than it was originally envisioned.

Indeed when Katty appears on MSNBC (particularly Morning Joe), she's still introduced as the Washington correspondent for BBC World News America


It was unclear at the start of the week of Katty was doing WNA because Laura T had scheduled time off (it is a holiday week), or if she was resuming anchoring her old show because management wants her fronting that show.

Katty ended up doing Mon-Thur, and Laura T is back today, covering the Friday shift.

I suspect we'll see Katty on WNA until Beyond 100 Days comes back, if it comes back.


Katty has also been co-presenting segments the hour when 'Beyond 100 Days' is on normally with Christian, think she did the whole back hour with Christian & Ron on Thursday. it ended "Christian, didn't we do a programme at this time"
DH
DH33 Granada North West Today
Jon sopel on 10pm news in the studio. Could be on holiday or cover on the bbc radio 4 today show.

I Could be wrong.
RN
Rolling News Central (East) East Midlands Today
DH33 posted:
Jon sopel on 10pm news in the studio. Could be on holiday or cover on the bbc radio 4 today show.

I Could be wrong.

Jon frequently appears in the studio during the late weekend network bulletins.


All the talk earlier of future anchors if/when Huw & George move on or retire, I've just realised could Jon Sopel be a possible contender? I know he's 60 himself but he certainly has the charisma and authority and before being appointed North America Editor in 2014, he presented a wide range of BBC News bulletins across network, Breakfast, News Channel, World and radio, so is experienced enough and a well known face. I don't know how long he will be North America Editor (I mean, obviously I don't know him and don't know what his plans are) but if he ever wanted to do something different it's a possibility?
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