Matt Teale to join ITV News Meridian

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Matt Teale is to join ITV News Meridian at the end of January 2022.

The ITV News Central presenter replaces Fred Dinenage who left Meridian last week.

In a social media posting, Matt said: Really excited to be joining the team at @itvmeridian as main presenter alongside @SangeetaITV from the end of January.

“Gutted to leave @ITVCentral and @ForcesNews after so long, but it feels like the perfect time for new challenges.”

After studying for a degree in Broadcast Journalism at Nottingham Trent University, Teale began his career at ITV’s East Midlands news service before working for their Regional Programmes Department as a researcher, producer, director and series producer on various regional and network programmes.

In 2005, Matt joined Central’s sports team as a reporter based in Birmingham where he and Sarah Jane Mee covered the sports news for Central Tonight.

Teale covered his last sports report for Central Tonight in 2007 before he became a presenter on Setanta Sports News until the channel ceased broadcasting in June 2009.

In August 2009, it was announced that Teale would take over from veteran newscaster Alastair Stewart as co-presenter of London Tonight alongside Katie Derham and Nina Hossain.

Since September 2009, Teale has occasionally presented early-morning and lunchtime bulletins of the ITV News and the weekend editions of ITV News London. He has presented sports news on Sky News from June 2010.

On 2 February 2012 he rejoined ITV News Central presenting alongside Sameena Ali-Khan.

Posted by Johnnie Larkin on Tuesday 21 December 2021
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