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Alan Hardwick
[1]
Born 20 August 1949 (1949-08-20) (age 60)
Staveley, Derbyshire, England
Occupation Journalist
Television presenter
Voice actor
Television producer
Spouse(s) Julie Hardwick
Children Georgina, Emma, Clare

Alan Hardwick (born 20 August 1949, Staveley) is an English television presenter based in Lincolnshire.

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Early life

He was the son of a Derbyshire coal miner, living on Chesterfield Road in Staveley. He attended Netherthorpe Grammar School in the town.

Broadcasting career

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Newspapers

In his early years, Alan Hardwick was a reporter with Derbyshire Times in 1965, although initially started out at Swallows outfitters in Chesterfield where he was introduced to the paper's news editor who was buying a suit. One of his first stories he covered was the death of the colleague at the outfitters who made the introduction, who had since died in a car accident. He then was a sub-editor with Wiltshire Gazette and Herald in Swindon in 1969 then moving onto being a news editor for Lincolnshire Chronicle which also at one time employed Elton John's lyricist Bernie Taupin as a journalist. He was then a district editor for Faversham News, Kent. Then moving onto being a sub-editor and sports editor for Scarborough Evening News.

Television

From August 20 1973 - 2002 he was a senior journalist, presenter, producer, and director with Yorkshire Television. He had first met YTV when covering a story at Butlins in Filey, when their presenter being taxied in a helicopter was unable to attend due to the weather, so he was co-opted into becoming an honorary YTV presenter for that night's broadcast. Then in 2002 - 2003 he was a presenter of his own daily news/current affairs programme, on Radio Lincolnshire. From 2003 - present he has been a self-employed voice-over artist and PR consultant. Alan recently set up his own website, East Coast Television - his idea is to create a web based television service specialising in general interest programmes.[1]

Family

Alan Hardwick married to Julie Hardwick in 1976 with two daughters (born c.1990 and c.1997), and they currently live in Lincolnshire. He also has another daughter (born c.1977).

References

  1. ^ East Coast Television website. Retrieved on 2008-05-22.

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