Ranvir Singh heads new look North West news

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Ranvir Singh has been named as the face of BBC One’s revamped ‘North West Tonight’ news show.

From Monday 10th September, Singh will co-host with Gordon Burns as part of a major re-launch of the programme. She is already a familiar face on BBC One’s Breakfast and late night bulletins.

Born in Preston and educated at Lancaster University, where she studied English and philosophy, Ranvir has spent all of her professional career with the BBC.

After her degree she returned to Preston to complete a postgraduate qualification in journalism before beginning her broadcasting career at BBC Radio Lancashire, after being offered a six���month contract while still on work experience.

She is currently North West Tonight�۪s education reporter.

Ranvir says, “I am absolutely thrilled to be joining Gordon and am looking forward to presenting alongside him. I am usually out and about reporting right across the region so it will feel a little strange at first to be sitting in the studio and talking to Gordon directly rather than on location.

“This really is my dream job and the North West is such a fantastic place to work, it�۪s very diverse and I know that I will have some interesting and amazing stories to present to our viewers every evening.”

Ranvir joins the programme as it is given a complete facelift with a new title sequence, graphics and studio set.

Editor of North West Tonight, Cerys Griffiths, said, “News provision is becoming increasingly competitive and how people access the news is ever changing.

“We need to be able to meet the demands of our viewers with stories that are local, that matter to them and which are accessible at any time of day.

“The new look programme and the website are part of a package to deliver news for the 21st century without losing the strong sense of identity that the programme has across the North West region.”

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