Granada Reports

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Granada Reports is the evening news programme produced by ITV Granada and broadcasting to North West England and the Isle of Man. It broadcasts for thirty minutes each Monday to Friday from 18:00, covering regional news stories, features, sport and weather. It is presented by Lucy Meacock and Gamal Fahnbulleh. Shorter bulletins air in Good Morning Britain, on weekday lunchtimes, after News At Ten and at weekends.

Granada Reports
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Also known asITV News Granada Reports (2013-present)
Good Morning Granada (2014-present)
GenreNews, Sport
Presented byLucy Meacock (1988-present)
Gamal Fahnbulleh (2021-present)
Country of originEngland, United Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
Executive producerLucy West (Head of News)
Production locationsMediaCityUK,
Salford Quays,
Greater Manchester, England
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production companyITV Granada
Original networkITV Granada
Picture format4:3 (1956–2007)

16:9 Widescreen (2007–2010)

16:9 HDTV 1080i (2010–present)
Original release1956 (1956) –
Related showsITV News
ITV Weather
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Granada Reports previous title card

Granada Reports is produced and broadcast from studios in the Orange Tower at MediaCityUK in Salford Quays – the first bulletin from Salford aired on Sunday 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, Newsview and People and Places. On 20 September 1978 Joy Division made their television debut on by performing "Shadowplay" on the "What's On" segment of Granada Reports.[2] In April 1986, most of Granada's regional news operation was relocated from Manchester to a computerised news centre at the former Traffic Office building in Liverpool's Albert Dock, eight years after the company had first established a news base in the city. The flagship evening programme returned to Manchester in 1992 with bulletins broadcast from the Albert Dock newsroom until 1998 – the studios were closed in July 2006.

Between 4 September 1989 and 28 September 2001, the main evening programme was known as Granada Tonight. 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 by cutbacks to ITV regional news in early 2009.[3] 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.[4]

Lucy Meacock has been a main presenter of the programme since 1988. [5]

Alongside Lucy Meacock, Tony Morris was the long-serving main co-presenter from 2003 until August 2020, passing away shortly after a cancer diagnosis. He had been presenting the programme until only a few weeks before his death. [6]

Since March 2020, due to Covid-19, the format of two Presenters and a Sports Desk were both temporarily dropped in favour of alternating presenters in the studio; the Sports Desk returned to the programme on 6 July 2020; on the 11th January 2021, the two presenter format will be returning to the programme.[7]

Current notable on air teamEdit

Former notable on air teamEdit


  • 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 (Adam McClean)


  1. ^ ITV News Granada Reports to start broadcasting from MediaCityUK Prolific North, 18 March 2013
  2. ^ "40 Years ago Today Joy Division Made Their TV Debut on Granada Reports". 20 September 2018. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  3. ^ Fitzsimmons, Caitlin (17 February 2009). "Seventeen regions into nine: How the updated ITV local news services will run". guardian. Retrieved 2 March 2011.
  4. ^ Redundancies at Granada Reports Manchester Evening News, 27 September 2012
  5. ^ Granada Reports moves to new home at MediaCityUK ITV News, 25 March 2013
  6. ^ Peachy, Josh (3 August 2020). "ITV Granada Reports presenter Tony Morris dies aged 57". Prolific North. Retrieved 3 August 2020.
  7. ^

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Preceded by
BBC News at Ten: 7 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
ITV News at Ten: Woolwich Attacks