As I mentioned earlier, it’s a subjective matter and everything posted here represents our personal opinions and not fact. Cityprod, I totally get where you’re coming from and agree with you in several aspects of your commentary. But your commentary and my partial agreement of it are our personal opinions.
Again, it’s a bit unfair to ram it down someone’s throat as “fact” when they have different opinions. And are entitled to have them.
Of equal concern (in my opinion) is that ITN doesn’t hold much in the way of successor potential. And by that, I don’t mean all their newscasters are poor. They have a fantastic team in the form of Mary, Julie, Nina, etc. All true pro’s.
But in terms of ITN history (Tom himself being the perfect example, and Alastair, Sandy, Trevor et al before him) they believe in bringing-in weathered correspondents from the field to be prime anchors. All, including Mark Austin, had done various tours of duty before landing those studio roles in our living rooms every evening.
Who’s next? (Regardless of writing and delivery style).
Martin Geissler could have been a potential contender. But he’s now snapped up at the BBC.
And I’m talking only about in-house talent here. Not poaching from another outlet.
Who are the next Toms and Marys?
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