It looks like the News channel have cut down on the number of freelance relief presenters generally, as a whole. For example the likes of Vicky Young, Rebecca Jones, Julian Worricker, Lukwesa Burack and Shaun Ley regularly cover these days. Carole Walker occasionally pops up. Then there's the likes of Ben Brown, Rita Chakrabati and Carrie Gracie who don't have assigned 'slots' per se but pop up from time to time. I've not seen the likes of Gavin Gray, Chris Rodgers or Nicholas Owen on the channel for ages.
Jane Hill, although notably absent from the channel and national bulletins for some time, I don't believe presents any standard news channel hours these days (outside of the Five or Dateline). I've certainly never seen her covering Newsroom Live, Afternoon Live or the late/Papers shift before.
I'm quite surprised Tim Willcox hasn't been drafted back over to cover. There was a time many years ago when he was covering every spare hour going and not a day went past when we didn't see him somewhere on the channel.
Last edited by Worzel on 16 April 2019 12:28am - 3 times in total
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