TV presenter for celebrity lunch

Press Club date for award winner.

ITV’s Julie Etchingham – the first woman ever to win the Presenter of the Year accolade at the Royal Television Society journalism awards – will be guest speaker at a Birmingham Press Club Springtime Celebrity lunch on Thursday, March 10th.

Born in Leicester, Julie got her first job in journalism working at her home-town BBC radio station, moving onto BBC Midlands Today as a presenter before locating to London. She then joined Sky News in 2002 before switching to ITV six years later to co-present the re-launched News at Ten alongside Sir Trevor McDonald.

One of ITV’s most popular presenters, Julie also co-hosted the station’s coverage of Prince William’s wedding to Kate Middleton, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and, in 2013, travelled to Rome to provide coverage of the election of Pope Francis.

Press Club chairman Ed James said: “Julie has travelled the world during her award-winning career, covering a host of major assignments and we are delighted that she will be able to talk about her experiences during a visit to the Press Club.”

The venue for the lunch is yet to be confirmed, but anyone wishing to register their attendance is asked to email Press Club vice-chairman at fred.bromwich@btinternet.com

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