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Newscaster of the Year - 2019

Busy News Year (December 2019)

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JW
JamesWorldNews
You know the drill. Same categories as always. Special prize for the overall winner. With only 3 weeks of this decade remaining, I don’t think we can deny that it’s been a busy news decade and a busy news year!

Best News Programme :
Best News Channel :
Best Presenter/Anchor :
Most Improved Performer :
Hard as Nails :
Best Weather Presenter :
Best Biz presenter :
Best Regional Anchor :
Award for still sustained perfect delivery after all these years :
Slight disappointment :
Most Missed but not necessarily deceased :
Best visuals/graphics/music package :
Overall Top of the Pops :
BF
BFGArmy
Best News Programme : Your World Today (CNN)
Best News Channel : Al Jazeera English
Best Presenter/Anchor : Cyril Vanier (CNN).
Most Improved Performer : Bianca Nobilo (CNN). This year has been the making of her - one to watch for sure.
Hard as Nails : Niall Paterson
Best Weather Presenter : Isobel Lang
Best Biz presenter : Victoria Fritz
Award for still sustained perfect delivery after all these years : Alastair Stewart. When he starts speaking, you know it's time to sit up and pay attention.
Slight disappointment : BBC News At 10. Incredibly meh these days. 'The Brief' is a far better news digest and the sort of thing the 'News At 10' really should be. And the vox pops really need to go.
Most Missed but not necessarily deceased : Lorna Dunkley/Finnoula Sweeney.
Best visuals/graphics/music package : FranceInfo. A special word too for CNNI's CNN Newsroom. Simple concept, very well done. Still as fresh as ever.
Overall Top of the Pops : Mary Nightingale/Emily Maitlis. Two female news presenters at the top of their game.

A word of credit too for Tom Macleod who is always very good whenever I catch him on Sky News.
Last edited by BFGArmy on 8 December 2019 8:54pm
London Lite and Meridian AM gave kudos
BR
Brekkie
Best News Programme : ITV News at Ten
Best News Channel : Al Jazerra
Best Presenter/Anchor : Emily Maitlis
Most Improved Performer : Tom Bradby
Hard as Nails : Kay Burley
Best Weather Presenter : Dianne Oxberry RIP
Best Biz presenter : -
Best Regional Anchor : Jonathan Hill
Award for still sustained perfect delivery after all these years : Might as well call this the Alastair Stewart Award
Slight disappointment : BBC News - it seems to be running on empty
Most Missed but not necessarily deceased : The Truth
Best visuals/graphics/music package : The Nine
Overall Top of the Pops : Huw Edwards
JO
Josh
Best News Programme : ITV News at Ten
Best News Channel : Sky News
Best Presenter/Anchor : Huw Edwards
Most Improved Performer : Tom Bradby
Hard as Nails : Andrew Neil
Best Weather Presenter : Dianne Oxberry
Best Biz presenter : Ben Bland
Best Regional Anchor : Riz Lateef
Award for still sustained perfect delivery after all these years : Alastair Stewart
Slight disappointment : BBC News - expected more with Reith
Most Missed but not necessarily deceased : -
Best visuals/graphics/music package : The Nine
Overall Top of the Pops : Huw Edwards

You might think I'm just copying Brekkie, but I completely agree with their submissions.
LL
London Lite Founding member
Best News Programme : The Brief (CNN)
Best News Channel : From a very low bar this year, Sky News.
Best Presenter/Anchor : Mark Austin
Most Improved Performer : Kylie Pentelow
Hard as Nails : Simon McCoy
Best Weather Presenter : Tomasz Schafernaker
Best Biz presenter : Aaron Heslehurst
Best Regional Anchor : Sally Taylor
Award for still sustained perfect delivery after all these years : Alistair Stewart
Slight disappointment : BBC News Reith revamp
Most Missed but not necessarily deceased : Dianne Oxberry
Best visuals/graphics/music package : The Nine
Overall Top of the Pops : Julie Etchingham
MA
Meridian AM
Best News Programme : The Brief (CNN International)
Best News Channel : CNN International
Best Presenter/Anchor : Bianca Nobilo
Most Improved Performer : Bianca Nobilo
Hard as Nails : Becky Anderson
Best Weather Presenter : Tomasz Schafernaker
Best Biz presenter : Richard Quest
Best Regional Anchor : Fred Dinenage
Award for still sustained perfect delivery after all these years : Alastair Stewart
Slight disappointment : BBC News
Most Missed but not necessarily deceased : Fionnuala Sweeney
Best visuals/graphics/music package : The Brief (CNN International)
Overall Top of the Pops : Julie Etchingham
JF
JF World News
Best News Programme : Seven Days
Best News Channel : BBC News Channel
Best Presenter/Anchor : Christian Frazer
Most Improved Performer : Nancy Kacungira
Hard as Nails : Seven Sackur
Best Weather Presenter :
Best Biz presenter : Ben Bland
Best Regional Anchor : Nick Sheridan
Award for still sustained perfect delivery after all these years : Hwu Edwards
Slight disappointment : Naga Munchetty (But due to the format of Breakfast)
Most Missed but not necessarily deceased : Alpa Patel
Best visuals/graphics/music package : The Nine/Seven/Seven Days
Overall Top of the Pops : Kasia Madera
UK
uktvwatcher
Best News Programme : BBC News at Ten
Best News Channel : BBC News Channel
Best Presenter/Anchor : Mark Austin
Most Improved Performer : Nancy Kacungira
Hard as Nails : Stephen Sackur
Best Weather Presenter : Tomasz Schafernaker
Best Biz presenter : Ben Bland
Best Regional Anchor : Nick Owen
Award for still sustained perfect delivery after all these years : Alastair Stewart
Slight disappointment : BBC News Reith revamp
Most Missed but not necessarily deceased : Fionnuala Sweeney
Best visuals/graphics/music package : The Nine
Overall Top of the Pops : Huw Edwards
RO
rob Founding member
Best News Programme: ITV Evening News
Best News Channel: BBC News
Best Presenter/Anchor: Simon McCoy
Hard as Nails: Piers Morgan
Best Weather Presenter: Laura Tobin
Best Biz presenter: Steph McGovern
Best Regional Anchor: Fred Dineage (ITV Meridian)
Award for still sustained perfect delivery after all these years: Alastair Stewart
Slight disappointment: Sarah Jane Mee (for those bloopers following Clive James' death)
Most Missed but not necessarily deceased: Dianne Oxberry
Best visuals/graphics/music package: The Nine
Overall Top of the Pops: Simon McCoy
WI
Willz
Best News Programme : ITV Evening News.
Best News Channel : BBC News.
Best Presenter/Anchor : Stephen Sackur.
Most Improved Performer : Simon McCoy.
Hard as Nails : Piers Morgan.
Best Weather Presenter : Matt Taylor.
Best Biz presenter : Ben Bland.
Best Regional Anchor : Jackie Bird. (Reporting Scotland)
Award for still sustained perfect delivery after all these years : Alastair Stewart.
Slight disappointment : Sarah Jane Mee.
Most Missed but not necessarily deceased : Dianne Oxberry.
Best visuals/graphics/music package : The Nine
Overall Top of the Pops : Huw Edwards
AN
all new Phil
Best News Programme : ITV News at Ten
Best News Channel : Sky News
Best Presenter/Anchor : Susanna Reid
Most Improved Performer : Tom Bradby
Hard as Nails : Emma Barnett
Best Weather Presenter : Chris Fawkes
Best Biz presenter : Ian King
Best Regional Anchor : Lucy Meacock
Award for still sustained perfect delivery after all these years : Kay Burley
Slight disappointment : BBC News continuing to plod along
Most Missed but not necessarily deceased : Martin Stanford should be presenting all of the news, he’s too good for radio
Best visuals/graphics/music package : ITV still the slickest and most consistent, but it’s a low bar
Overall Top of the Pops : Piers Morgan - he has shaken up the molly-coddling world of breakfast tv and is unmissable
GM
Gary McEwan
Best News Programme : STV News at Six
Best News Channel: BBC News
Best Presenter/Anchor : Alastair Stewart
Most Improved Performer : Emma Cameron
Hard as Nails : Piers Morgan
Best Weather Presenter : Judith Ralston
Best Biz presenter : Ben Bland
Best Regional Anchor : John MacKay / Kelly-Ann Woodland
Award for still sustained perfect delivery after all these years : Huw Edwards
Slight disappointment : BBC Reith
Most Missed but not necessarily deceased : Dianne Oxberry
Best visuals/graphics/music package : STV News (Music still going strong after 14 years in use)
Overall Top of the Pops : Alastair Stewart

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