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NicB1971254 posts since 25 Oct 2015
Central (West) Midlands Today
Elizabeth Glinka has moved from Politics Live to UK Correspondent at Newsnight. It also appears she's continuing to present Sunday Politics in the London region.


I liked her on Midlands Today, she is a good, solid presenter that would have been an ideal permanent replacement or cover for Mary Rhodes. No surprise that she has gone on to better things. Quite a few from the Midlands have popped up on the News Channel - David Gregory, Kathryn Stanczyszyn and Mel Coles.
London Lite10,266 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
Elizabeth Glinka has moved from Politics Live to UK Correspondent at Newsnight. It also appears she's continuing to present Sunday Politics in the London region.


I liked her on Midlands Today, she is a good, solid presenter that would have been an ideal permanent replacement or cover for Mary Rhodes. No surprise that she has gone on to better things. Quite a few from the Midlands have popped up on the News Channel - David Gregory, Kathryn Stanczyszyn and Mel Coles.


Former Sunday Politics Midlands reporter Susana Mendonca also appears on the NC and Breakfast as well. Her day job these days is BBC Radio London's political reporter.

Incidentally after leaving Politics Live, Elizabeth was drafted in to cover present Politics Live today.
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JKDerry1,507 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
On a side note - With This Week being axed by the BBC in July this year, I had contacted Juniper TV who make This Week, and suggested the show could continue on another channel. Here is what they said:

"We have had fun making it. You should drop Channel 4 a line and ask them to commission the programme. If you are serious then email Dorothy Byrne at C4!"

So, if anyone wishes to see This Week move to Channel 4, email them. It seems Juniper are up for the idea of the show continuing on another channel.
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Rkolsen2,664 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World
Does the BBC have a directory of all their correspondents and maybe bios? Sometimes I don’t catch a persons name but I’d like to look them up. Even something as simple as a photo gallery index page of all their on screen talent sorted by role or region would be nice. It doesn’t have to include once in a blue moon freelancers but the permalancers and those under contract.
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noggin14,271 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Does the BBC have a directory of all their correspondents and maybe bios? Sometimes I don’t catch a persons name but I’d like to look them up. Even something as simple as a photo gallery index page of all their on screen talent sorted by role or region would be nice. It doesn’t have to include once in a blue moon freelancers but the permalancers and those under contract.


It used to have those kind of pages in the days when the BBC had bespoke websites and pages, but the teams who created that kind of content disappeared in cost-cutting years ago. You may find some regional operations keep 'presenter pages' up to date.

Keeping that kind of content up-to-date is time consuming, and doesn't really fit into anyone's remit these days AFAIK.
clh51 posts since 10 Jul 2014
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Does the BBC have a directory of all their correspondents and maybe bios? Sometimes I don’t catch a persons name but I’d like to look them up. Even something as simple as a photo gallery index page of all their on screen talent sorted by role or region would be nice. It doesn’t have to include once in a blue moon freelancers but the permalancers and those under contract.


It used to have those kind of pages in the days when the BBC had bespoke websites and pages, but the teams who created that kind of content disappeared in cost-cutting years ago. You may find some regional operations keep 'presenter pages' up to date.

Keeping that kind of content up-to-date is time consuming, and doesn't really fit into anyone's remit these days AFAIK.


The closest thing today are probably the correspondent pages linked to from articles by the likes of Laura K
BM11867 posts since 2 Jun 2017
London London
Elizabeth Glinka has moved from Politics Live to UK Correspondent at Newsnight. It also appears she's continuing to present Sunday Politics in the London region.


I liked her on Midlands Today, she is a good, solid presenter that would have been an ideal permanent replacement or cover for Mary Rhodes. No surprise that she has gone on to better things. Quite a few from the Midlands have popped up on the News Channel - David Gregory, Kathryn Stanczyszyn and Mel Coles.


Former Sunday Politics Midlands reporter Susana Mendonca also appears on the NC and Breakfast as well. Her day job these days is BBC Radio London's political reporter.

Incidentally after leaving Politics Live, Elizabeth was drafted in to cover present Politics Live today.

She also appears on the radio at the weekend covering political stories which are not always London linked.
Newsroom1,614 posts since 2 Mar 2005
Today's dreadful news of the burning of Notre Dame and the coverage by the BBC had led me to writing this.

I've no idea how pres scheduling works at the BBC these days.. (I did in the 90's)... but in recent months it's been beyond acceptable.

Lets's start with Geeta Guru Murphy. Totally unacceptable to cover today's awful events, she was terrible. I always turn to the BBC, but having lived in the US, I usually have CNN domestic on at home in London and so stuck with that and made a good choice.

Sean Lay - seriously?
Lukwesa Burak - She is entirely dreadful at breaking news, last weekend being one prime example.

Where on earth are Gosling, Hill, Gracie, Owen, anyone... (even Bland albeit a new face.. though totally competent). I just don't understand how the BBC can schedule such dire presenters for a channel that can switch from an hourly 'normal' running order to a serious breaking news story and not replace people who to 'US' a small minority of the viewing public, are a dire mess.
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