I've probably left it a bit too late for my thoughts with regards to Huw/Sophie & co. but I'll give them anyway.
Of course presenters will have various periods as holiday/leave and that's fair enough and if BBC are happy for Huw & co. to have X time off that's fair enough.
That said it does feel at times that when I tune into national bulletins that more often than not you'll not actually have the 'official bulletin presenter' presenting their shift.
I see more of Ben Brown, Simon McCoy and Reeta Chakrabaati doing the 1 O'Clock News than Sophie these days and similarly even when Huw is around I probably see just as much of Clive and Sophie presenting the News at 10 it as I do Huw. Of course George's unfortunate absences have played a part in that and meant the schedules have had to be jigged around a bit (though I have actually seen him presenting a fair few 6pm bulletins).
Does Clive still do what used to be his regular weekday evening slot on the news channel? Can't say I've seen him doing it often (normally it's somebody like Geeta, Rebecca Jones or A.N Other) but maybe I've just tuned in on weeks he's absent.
Assume Sophie is just a relief presenter for 6 and 10 now, hardly ever does the 1.
Clive never does the evening news channel shift these days. Seems to be hardly any regulars, e.g. Geeta Guru-Murphy, Julien Worricker, Shaun Ley, Lukwesa Burak, Samantha Simmonds, Martine Croxall, Chris Rogers, Ben Brown, Carole Walker, Rachel Schofield, Rebecca Jones, etc.
I think Myram's move to the night shift/weekends is part of a wider restructuring of News Channel and World News shift/presenter patterns. Also you never get Kasia on World News Today on Friday's where she took over in 2015, when Phillippa moved to cover Zeinab. Clive only does the evening shifts normally when Christian is away.
Last edited by JF World News on 30 August 2019 8:51pm