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Newsroom1,638 posts since 2 Mar 2005
Speaking of long presenter hours, the presenter who finished at 1am on the BBC News channel this morning is now back (imminently) at 6am on BBC World News, where he will remain on air for another six hours!

Stamina!

Ben Bland and Samantha Simmonds deserve more than one shift a year on the News Channel just to cover everyone else's summer holidays.


Ben's done quite a number of shifts at the weekend on the News Channel already. He was on yesterday evening.
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Newsroom1,638 posts since 2 Mar 2005
Lucy Grey has really impressed me this weekend covering the Hong Kong story on BBC World News. She's flawless at rolling news. She's on the afternoon shift today.
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Rolling News784 posts since 27 Dec 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
Lucy Grey has really impressed me this weekend covering the Hong Kong story on BBC World News. She's flawless at rolling news. She's on the afternoon shift today.

I never get to catch BBC World News but I've seen Lucy on overnights before and agree she is very good. If the News Channel are now using World presenters to cover shifs, they should definitely consider using Lucy from time to time.


On a slightly related note, I'm surprised they've never asked Karin Giannone back for a domestic shift on the News Channel.
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AlexS733 posts since 19 Oct 2016
Central (East) Midlands Today
Lucy Grey has really impressed me this weekend covering the Hong Kong story on BBC World News. She's flawless at rolling news. She's on the afternoon shift today.

I never get to catch BBC World News but I've seen Lucy on overnights before and agree she is very good. If the News Channel are now using World presenters to cover shifs, they should definitely consider using Lucy from time to time.


On a slightly related note, I'm surprised they've never asked Karin Giannone back for a domestic shift on the News Channel.

Pretty sure Karin did occasional NC shifts back at TVC.
Rolling News784 posts since 27 Dec 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
Lucy Grey has really impressed me this weekend covering the Hong Kong story on BBC World News. She's flawless at rolling news. She's on the afternoon shift today.

I never get to catch BBC World News but I've seen Lucy on overnights before and agree she is very good. If the News Channel are now using World presenters to cover shifs, they should definitely consider using Lucy from time to time.


On a slightly related note, I'm surprised they've never asked Karin Giannone back for a domestic shift on the News Channel.

Pretty sure Karin did occasional NC shifts back at TVC.

She did but she hasn't done once since the move to BH.
BFGArmy334 posts since 15 Jan 2018
London London
Maybe this is just my perception but I've always regarded a World News shift as slightly more 'prestigeous' than a News Channel shift in a way as rather than just broadcasting to a few thousands in the UK you're instead broadcasting to many more around the world. So if World News presenters don't appear on the domestic News Channel not sure they're 'missing out' really.

I've been away the last few days in Asia and saw some of BBC World and liked most of what I saw - all seemed a bit more dynamic/lively than what we get on the domestic channel. Caught some of Global and Matthew Amroliwala was as good as I remember - he seems to handle everything with ease.
The SNT Three843 posts since 17 Sep 2005
Anglia (East) Look East
Without wanting to speculate too much about presenters' salaries and motivations, is it possible that World News presenters are better paid than their domestic counterparts? I am more than happy to be corrected, but presume as they work for the global news division (which I understand is a commercial arm) their salaries aren't subject to publication in the annual over-£150k list and there is less transparency required as they aren't paid by the licence fee. I'd say it's more common for presenters to move in that direction (Karin, Babita, Kasia, Tim W, Matthew), with WN presenters generally only appearing on domestic as cover.
AlexS733 posts since 19 Oct 2016
Central (East) Midlands Today
Maybe this is just my perception but I've always regarded a World News shift as slightly more 'prestigeous' than a News Channel shift in a way as rather than just broadcasting to a few thousands in the UK you're instead broadcasting to many more around the world. So if World News presenters don't appear on the domestic News Channel not sure they're 'missing out' really.

I've been away the last few days in Asia and saw some of BBC World and liked most of what I saw - all seemed a bit more dynamic/lively than what we get on the domestic channel. Caught some of Global and Matthew Amroliwala was as good as I remember - he seems to handle everything with ease.

I think the world flagships (GMT, Impact, Global, B100D, WNA) are probably more prestigious than anything on the News Channel (possibly other than Afternoon Live and the Five) and The Briefing and Newsday and possibly the weekday overnights on PBS are probably in line with News at Nine and Newsroom Live but the generic weekend and morning world bulletins (and world news today) are probably less prestigious than anything on the News Channel. World has a number of presenters who seemingly have very little journalistic experience and little more in the way of ability who I'd imagine will never see airtime on a domestic channel shift.
SuperSajuuk258 posts since 24 Feb 2018
STV North Reporting Scotland
I have to say Nuala McGovern is doing great here on Newsday. It is very rare for me to see an Irish newsreader on the BBC.

Annita McVeigh is Irish. As was Maxine Mawhinney.

Have to admit though that it's easier to tell that Nuala (and Sarah from BBC Sport) are Irish to most viewers, whereas Annita and Maxine have more of an English accent so can't really tell they're Irish straight away.