Pamela June Royle
30 June 1958
|Known for||Television news presenting|
|Title||Presenter, journalist and voice coach|
Royle was born in Leicester, Leicestershire and was brought up mostly in North Yorkshire, but also in South Africa and Devon. After graduating with a joint honours degree in English Language and Literature from Newcastle University she taught English and Drama at a Chinese girls' school in Hong Kong. She has also worked in advertising for the Evening Gazette and as an assistant librarian at Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth. Royle is a qualified Voice Coach with LLCMtd certification.
Royle began her TV career in Hong Kong, where she also trained the voices of radio and TV presenters. On her return to the UK, she joined Tyne Tees Television in 1983 as a weather presenter. She later moved to Central Independent Television as a continuity announcer before working as a weather and travel correspondent for ITN World News covering Europe and, on the evening of the 1987 General Election, the world. After this, she joined ITN as a graduate news trainee.
By 1988, Royle had been recruited by LWT as part of the launch presenting team for LWT News. She later became a chief anchor for the short-lived magazine programme, Friday Now. She rejoined Tyne Tees in 1989 as a main presenter of the nightly news magazine programme, Northern Life, alongside Paul Frost. She continued as the main presenter when the programme became Tyne Tees Today and also presented the North edition of Tyne Tees News.
In 1996, following the arrival of Mike Neville, she became a bulletin presenter and main stand-in anchor for Neville. Three years later, she presented the programme's short-lived lifestyle spin-off Primetime, which in spite of good ratings was axed after just four weeks on air. She became the presenter of the North edition of North East Tonight in 2005 following the introduction of the two sub-regional versions of the programme. Royle moved to the South edition in September 2006.
On 13 February 2009 the final North and South editions of the programme aired. On 25 February 2009, ITV Tyne Tees and ITV Border merged news output whilst the respective programme titles were retained. Royle now presents both ITV News Tyne Tees and Lookaround.
Alongside her work on the news, Royle has worked on a number of other regional programmes on ITV Tyne Tees including Your Town on the Telly, Whether or Not with Bob Johnson, Northern Skies and North East Today. In January 2009 she presented the feature series Our Gardens which aired on both editions of North East Tonight.
Pam celebrated 21 years as a newsreader in the North East in September 2010.
Royle spends a lot of her own time working for North East charities. She is a patron of the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS), North East Ladies Day (NELD), Durham St John Ambulance, radio stations TFM and Magic 1170's "Cash for Kids", Evening Chronicle's "Sunshine Fund", and Evening Gazette's "Make a Child Smile". Royle also helped to promote the work of the Salvation Army for sixteen years and was a member of the advisory board.
She is a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists and Royal Yachting Association, with qualifications in personal watercraft, radio operation and powerboats.
- "Pam Royle at TV ARK". TV ARK. Archived from the original on 30 September 2011.
- Tyne Tees news presenters axed in cost cuts, ChronicleLive, 3 December 2008
- Presenter Pam is TV Royle-ty!, Jarrow and Hebburn Gazette, 10 September 2010
- "We are very lucky to have fantastic support from our Patrons, Ant & Dec, Pam Royle and Stephen Miller". Chronicle Sunshine Fund. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
- "TV celeb Pam Royle honoured by University of Sunderland". Sunderland Echo. 7 July 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
- In the Hotseat with Pam Royle Whitby Gazette, 13 December 2011