ITV News Granada Reports

ITV News Granada Reports

Granada Reports
Also known as Good Morning Granada during ITV Breakfast
Presented by Lucy Meacock
Tony Morris
Country of origin England, United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Lucy West (Head of News)
Location(s) MediaCityUK,
Salford Quays,
Greater Manchester, England
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 30 minutes
(main 6pm show)
Production company(s) ITV Granada
Original channel ITV Granada
Picture format 1080i (HDTV 16:9)
Original run 1956 (1956) – present
Related shows ITV News,
BBC North West Tonight
External links

Granada Reports (branded on-screen as ITV News Granada Reports) is a regional news programme for North West England and the Isle of Man, produced by ITV Granada.


  • Overview 1
  • Broadcast times 2
  • Presenters 3
  • Reporters 4
  • Past presenters/reporters 5
  • Awards 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


Granada Reports is produced and broadcast from studios in the Orange Tower at MediaCityUK in Salford Quays, with the first bulletin being broadcast from the new facilities on 24 March 2013.[1] Before this, the news service was based at Granada's studios in Quay Street, Manchester. Reporters are also based at newsrooms in the Royal Liver Building, Liverpool, Lancaster and on the Isle of Man. News staff were also based at offices in Blackburn and Chester until they were closed in 2005.

Prior to its launch in 1973, the nightly news programme had been known under several titles such as Northern Newscast, Scene at Six Thirty and People and Places. Between 1990 and September 2001, the main evening programme was known as Granada Tonight (which utilized a variation of American company Hearst Television's standardized graphics from October 1998 up until September 2001). Shorter bulletins aired as Granada News. Most bulletins now air under the joint branding of ITV News and Granada Reports with breakfast bulletins entitled Good Morning Granada.

The programme was unaffected with cutbacks to ITV regional news in early 2009.[2] The only major change saw ITV Granada take over coverage of the Isle of Man from ITV Tyne Tees & Border on 16 July 2009.

On 27 September 2012, it was announced technical staff had been invited to volunteer for redundancy as part of national job losses affecting ITV News services. The timing coincided with production moving from Granada Studios to MediaCityUK.[3] In January 2013, a second announcement regarding further redundancies of editorial staff was made.

Broadcast times

Granada Reports airs on ITV Granada seven days a week. On weekdays, a four-minute lunchtime bulletin airs at 1.55pm, followed by the main half-hour programme at 6pm and an eight-minute late bulletin at 10.30pm following ITV News at Ten. At weekends, two 5 or 10-minute editions of Granada Reports are broadcast – one later on Saturday afternoons and another on Sunday evenings.

On weekday mornings, Good Morning Granada airs short bulletins within Good Morning Britain at approximately 6.25am, 6.55am, 7.25am and 7.55am.


Person Role(s) Related note(s)
Lucy Meacock[4] Main presenter/newsreader (Mon–Thurs)
Tony Morris[4] Main presenter/newsreader (Mon–Fri)
Keri Eldridge Good Morning Granada opts newsreader Maternity leave
Sarah Rogers Maternity cover
Person Role(s) Related note(s)
Jo Blythe[5] Weather presenter Maternity leave
Kerrie Gosney Freelancer
Emma Jesson


Person Location Related note(s)
Andy Bonner Merseyside Relief main presenter/newsreader
Amy Welch Lancashire Newsreader
Person Related note(s)
Mel Barham Newsreader; maternity leave
Ralph Blunsom Freelancer
Andy Crane Newsreader; freelancer
Ashley Derricott Newsreader
Victoria Grimes Newsreader
Adam McClean
Ann O'Connor Main presenter/newsreader (Fri)
Matt O'Donoghue Relief main presenter/newsreader
Tim Scott
Rob Smith Relief main presenter/newsreader
Rachel Townsend Relief main presenter/newsreader;
shared with ITV News Calendar
Elaine Willcox Relief main presenter/newsreader
Person Role(s) Related note(s)
David Chisnall Sport Relief sports presenter
Chris Hall Freelancer
Mike Hall Relief main presenter
Andrew Fletcher Freelancer
Daniel Hewitt Political
Alison MacKenzie Shared with ITV News Central
Paul Crone Features
Caroline Whitmore Entertainment

Past presenters/reporters

ITV News Granada Reports previous title card


  • BAFTA Television Awards
    • Best News Coverage: 2007, 2013
  • Royal Television Society
    • Best News Coverage in the Nations and Regions: 2007, 2008
    • Best Regional News Programme - North West: 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
    • Best Regional Story - North West: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
    • Best Regional On Screen Talent - North West: 2011 (Rob Smith), 2012 (Clare Fallon)
    • Best Innovation in Multimedia - North West: 2012


  1. ^ to start broadcasting from MediaCityUKITV News Granada Reports Prolific North, 18 March 2013
  2. ^ Fitzsimmons, Caitlin (17 February 2009). "Seventeen regions into nine: How the updated ITV local news services will run".  
  3. ^ ITV News Granada ReportsRedundancies at Manchester Evening News, 27 September 2012
  4. ^ a b moves to new home at MediaCityUKITV News Granada Reports ITV News, 25 March 2013
  5. ^ a b Fred the Weatherman returns alongside Jo Blythe How Do, 28 January 2009
  6. ^ Police appeal after Talbot arrest ITV News, 12 April 2013

External links

Preceded by
BBC News at Ten: 7th July Bombings
BAFTA: Television Award
News Coverage
(The Morecambe Bay Cockling Tragedy)

Succeeded by
Sky News: Glasgow Airport Attack
Preceded by
BBC Look North: Joanne Nelson Murder Case
RTS: Television Journalism
Nations and Regions News Coverage
(The Morecambe Bay Cockling Tragedy);
(The Lesley Molseed Trial)

2007, 2008
Succeeded by
The West Tonight: Weston Pier Fire
Preceded by
Channel 4 News: Japan Earthquake
BAFTA: Television Award
News Coverage
(Hillsborough – The Truth at Last)

Succeeded by