Chris Eakin is a former presenter on the BBC News Channel
Chris reported extensively on inner city riots and the rise of Derek Hatton’s Militant Tendency in the 1980s, and the fall of the North’s shipyards and coal mines in the 1990s.
Chris trained as a reporter on local newspapers and then at a freelance Press agency before joining Central TV and then BBC North before moving to BBC News 24 and he presented the start of the channel’s first full day of output from 6am.
Chris was brought up in Northern Ireland, Spain and the Wirral in Merseyside.
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