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Lucy Meacock in September 2009

Lucy Meacock (born in 1959) is a British television news presenter.

Meacock is currently employed by ITV Granada and ITN where she presents Granada Reports and the ITV News at weekends, respectively on a freelance basis.



Meacock was educated at the independent school Ursuline Convent in Chester. She then moved to Australia, where she attended the independent school Morongo Girls College (subsequently renamed Kardinia International College) in Geelong, Victoria. After returning to the U.K., she attended the independent Upper Chine School in Shanklin on the Isle of Wight, which subsequently merged with the independent Ryde School, and was renamed Ryde School with Upper Chine).[1]

Broadcasting career

Meacock has worked for BBC Radio in Newcastle and Tyne Tees Television, before moving to London to work for BBC Television where she presented London Plus in the 1980s.[2] She then worked for Anglia Television.[1] She has been the main female presenter for the nightly regional news programme Granada Reports on Granada Television since 1988. On 31 March 2006 Meacock interviewed the United States Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice on Granada Reports.[3]

She has also chaired the Granada TV late night discussion programme, The Late Debate as well as co-presenting Granada Upfront, a live regional debate programme with Anthony Wilson.[1]

In 2001 Meacock won two Royal Television Society awards for the Manchester Bomb Programme and the Organ Retention Scandal Debate.[1]

Since 2007, Meacock can be seen presenting the weekend ITV News bulletins for ITN on occasions.

In November 2009 Meacock was awarded an honourary degree by The University of Central Lancashire.[4]

Meacock has made a number TV appearances off the Newscastering. Firstly, she appeared in the video of Geraldine McQueen's Once upon a Christmas song, sung by Peter Kay in an attempt to mock talent shows like X Factor. Meacock also appeared in a episode of Blue Murder, where she was seen on TV as part of late edition of Granada Reports reporting on case involing DCI Janine Lewis.


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