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Mid-Term Review (December 2012)

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JK
JK08
Best Newscaster on a News Programme: Alistair Stewart
Best Regional News Presenter: Christine Talbot - looking forward to her return!
Best News Programme: The Press Preview (with Anna Botting)
Best News Channel: Sky News

Best Sports Presenter: Jacquie Beltrao
Best Weather Presenter: Nazaneen Ghaffar
Best Business Presenter: Sam Washington
Best Music Package: ITV America Decides 2012
Best Graphics Package: Sky News

Hard as Nails: Julie Etchingham
Most Improved Presenter: Phillipa Thomson
Biggest Disappointment: The all-new Daybreak. It started off well although I've ended up back on Sunrise
Best Discovery: Natatlie Verney
On the slide?: ITV News, it needs to regain its credibility.
Understated but deserves a gong: Charlotte Hawkins

Most missed, but not neccessarily deceased:
News Story of the Year: The London Olympics
TV Forumer of the Year: DVB Cornwall

Overall Top of the Pops: Alistair Stewart
DS
Dan S
Best Newscaster on a News Programme: Huw Edwards
Best Regional News Presenter: Kylie Pentalow of East Midlands Today
Best News Programme: BBC News at Five
Best News Channel: BBC News Channel

Best Sports Presenter: Sally Nugent
Best Weather Presenter: Susan Powell
Best Business Presenter: Adam Parsons
Best Music Package: BBC News countdown
Best Graphics Package: BBC News

Hard as Nails: Annita McVeigh
Most Improved Presenter: Naga Munchetty
Biggest Disappointment: Daybreak
Best Discovery: Andrew Lindsay (BBC Sport)
On the slide?:
Understated but deserves a gong: Gavin Grey of BBC News

Most missed, but not necessarily deceased: Moira Stuart all the way.
News Story of the Year: Olympics coverage
TV Forumer of the Year: BBC WORLD, all the way.

Overall Top of the Pops: Simon McCoy.
BA
bilky asko
Best Newscaster on a News Programme: Chris Eakin
Best Regional News Presenter: Colin Briggs
Best News Programme: ITV News at 6:30... just
Best News Channel: BBC News

Best Sports Presenter: N/A - none have caught my eye
Best Weather Presenter: Carol Kirkwood
Best Business Presenter: Steph McGovern
Best Music Package: ITV News
Best Graphics Package: Al Jazeera English

Hard as Nails: Nicholas Owen
Most Improved Presenter: Naga Munchetty
Biggest Disappointment: Losing so much of Newsday.
Best Discovery: Al Jazeera English
On the slide?: Sky News
Understated but deserves a gong: Rico Hizon and his excellent catchphrase

Most missed, but not neccessarily deceased: Mike Neville
News Story of the Year: Jimmy Savile Investigation
TV Forumer of the Year: WillPS

Overall Top of the Pops: Chris Eakin
CR
Critique
Best Newscaster on a News Programme: Zeinab Badawi
Best Regional News Presenter: Charlene White
Best News Programme: Sunday Politics
Best News Channel: BBC News

Best Sports Presenter: Chris Hollins
Best Weather Presenter: Laura Tobin
Best Business Presenter: Dharshini David
Best Music Package: BBC News
Best Graphics Package: Sky News

Hard as Nails: Jeremy Paxman
Most Improved Presenter: Natasha Kaplinksy
Biggest Disappointment: The delays on when BBC News moves to NBH.
Best Discovery: Aled Jones on Daybreak - He's just warm, welcoming and lovely.
On the slide?:
Understated but deserves a gong: Jon Sopel

Most missed, but not neccessarily deceased: Sir Alastair Burnet
News Story of the Year: The Olympics - every element of it, and the coverage, was fantastic
TV Forumer of the Year: BBC WORLD

Overall Top of the Pops: Sian Williams. She was fantastic on Breakfast, and works really well on the other Nationals, too.
MC
mccanmat
Best Newscaster on a News Programme: Alastair Stewart
Best Regional News Presenter: Charlene White
Best News Programme: ITV News at 6:30
Best News Channel: BBC News

Best Sports Presenter: Katherine Downes
Best Weather Presenter: Lucy Verasamy
Best Business Presenter: Steph McGovern
Best Music Package: ITV News
Best Graphics Package: Newsnight

Hard as Nails: Lyse Doucet
Most Improved Presenter: Lucretzia Millian
Biggest Disappointment: News at 5.30 being axed
Best Discovery:Aled Jones
On the slide?: Sky News
Understated but deserves a gong: Chris Eakin well hello there!

Most missed, but not neccessarily deceased: The Oddbox
News Story of the Year: Tim Wilcox/Sophie Long affair-Lucky Tim!
Most fanciable: top3 : 3. Faye Barker, 2.Lucy Versamy 1. Lucretzia Milian

Overall Top of the Pops: Komla Dumor
GM
Gary McEwan
Best Newscaster on a News Programme: Alastair Stewart
Best Regional News Presenter: Fred Dinenage
Best News Programme: ITV News at 6:30
Best News Channel: BBC News

Best Sports Presenter: Raman Bhardwaj
Best Weather Presenter: Alex Beresford
Best Business Presenter: Adam Parsons
Best Music Package: ITV News
Best Graphics Package: Newsnight

Hard as Nails: Alastair Stewart
Most Improved Presenter: Andrea Benfield/Byrne
Biggest Disappointment: Axing of the ITV Morning News
Best Discovery: Natasha Kaplinsky for the ITV National News
On the slide?: Sky News
Understated but deserves a gong: Julie Etchingham

Most missed, but not neccessarily deceased: Anna Botting
News Story of the Year: ?
Most fanciable: top 3 : ?

Overall Top of the Pops: Jon Sopel
GM
GMc
Best National News Presenter: Julie Etchingham
Best Regional News Presenter: John MacKay
Best News Programme: STV News at Six (West)/ITV News at 6.30
Best News Channel: BBC News

Best Weather Presenter: Sean Batty
Best Business Presenter: Laura Kuenssberg - great signing by ITN
Best Music Package: Al Jazeera
Best Graphics Package: Sky News

Hard as Nails: Jeremy Paxman
Most Improved Presenter: James Mates - used to be like rabbit caught in headlights, much improved.
Biggest Disappointment: ITV News at When...?, Daybreak
Best Discovery: Naga Munchetty on Sunday Breakfast
On the slide?: ITV News - hopefully it will improve with the rebrand.
Understated but deserves a gong: Nina Hossain - very underrated, IMO.

Most missed, but not necessarily deceased: Shereen Nanjiani, Katie Derham, John Suchet
News Story of the Year: 2012 Olympics
TV Forumer of the Year: BBC World, Gavin Scott

Overall Top of the Pops: Alastair Stewart
BR
Bresca
Best National News Presenter: Naga Munchetty
Best Regional News Presenter: Alice Bhandhukravi
Best News Programme: BBC World News Today with Zeinab Badawi
Best News Channel: BBC World News

Best Weather Presenter: John Hammond
Best Business Presenter: Juliette Foster
Best Music Package: Sky News
Best Graphics Package: Sky News

Hard as Nails: Carrie Gracie
Most Improved Presenter: Adam Parsons
Biggest Disappointment: Zeinab Badawi not appearing on the BBC News Channel
Best Discovery: Martine Croxall and Simon McCoy - great pairing and now happens every week!
On the slide?: ITV News - goes from bad to worse!
Understated but deserves a gong: Karin Giannone - one of the BBC's best assets - shame Karin hardly ever appears on the BBC News Channel anymore!

Most missed, but not necessarily deceased: Tanya Sillem, Julia George (on BBC Breakfast)
News Story of the Year: 2012 Olympics
TV Forumer of the Year: BBC World

Overall Top of the Pops: Carrie Gracie
JW
JamesWorldNews
Nobody elses vote really matters on this one...
Hard as Nails: Lyse Doucet

...she's already been given the trophy.


A trophy crafted by thee??? Can we have a picture of said trophy?

Smile
TM
Telly Media
Just a few suggestions from me:

Natasha Kaplinsky
I was quite vocal in raising concerns about her move to ITV News, but as it happens I think she has proved me and many of her doubters wrong. Her presentational style is incredibly well suited to network news. It is both warm, calm and oozes professionalism.

Chris Ship
A perennial favourite of mine. Chris cuts it both as a brilliant Senior Political Correspondent (some say should be Editor) as well as a great sense of studio presentation. We know from the experience of others (eg Cathy Newman) that it's not always a fast or easy transition to make, but Chris handles both roles with natural aplomb.

Best News Graphics Package
Sky News - hands down. I think both the BBC and ITV News have their moments, but we've also seen dodgy graphics and some real monstrosities from both. Sky on the other hand, seems to somehow manage to create graphics within their on-screen environment which are visually stunning.

Just my thoughts ...
IT
itsrobert Founding member
Just a few suggestions from me:

Natasha Kaplinsky
I was quite vocal in raising concerns about her move to ITV News, but as it happens I think she has proved me and many of her doubters wrong. Her presentational style is incredibly well suited to network news. It is both warm, calm and oozes professionalism.

I'd agree with this. I never warmed to Natasha when she was at the BBC. She was a bit wooden at times on Breakfast and I felt she was a bit lightweight for the Six. I didn't see much of her while she was at Five News, but since she's moved to ITV News she has really grown on me. She seems to fit in at ITN much better than the she did at the BBC, that's for sure.
BB
bbcfan2014
Best Newscaster on a News Programme: Aaron Heslehurst
Best Regional News Presenter: Louisa Preston
Best News Programme: ITV Morning News
Best News Channel: Bloomberg

Best Sports Presenter: Mike Bushell
Best Weather Presenter: Fred Talbot
Best Business Presenter: Aaron Heslehurst
Best Music Package: The Hub
Best Graphics Package: CNBC

Hard as Nails: Roger Johnson
Most Improved Presenter: Roger Johnson
Biggest Disappointment: no big send-off for ITV Morning News
Best Discovery: Jackie Kabler
On the slide?: ITV News, it needs to reinstate Daisy McAndrew
Understated but deserves a gong: Jon Gilbert

Most missed, but not neccessarily deceased: Gavin Ramjaun, Daybreak
News Story of the Year: Sandy
TV Forumer of the Year: DVB Cornwall
Overall Top of the Pops: Aaron Heslehurst

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