Mark Austin was nominated alongside ITV’s Julie Etchingham and BBC Two Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis
ITV News at Ten host Mark Austin has been named the UK’s best national TV news presenter for the second year in a row by the Royal Television Society.
Austin was described as “second to none” by the judges at Wednesday’s ceremony in London.
ITV News at Ten was also named daily news programme of the year, while Sky News won news channel of the year.
The BBC’s coverage a police raid on Sir Cliff Richard’s home missed out on the award for scoop of the year.
The coverage of the raid last August sparked complaints from the pop veteran, South Yorkshire Police and hundreds of viewers.
That story lost out in the scoop category to BBC Northern Ireland’s current affairs programme Spotlight for its story about a rape victim who said the IRA covered up sexual abuse.
Daily news programme of the year: ITV News at Ten
News channel of the year: Sky News
Network presenter of the year: Mark Austin, ITV News at Ten
Television journalist of the year: Matt Frei, Channel 4 News
Specialist journalist of the year: Alison Holt, BBC News
Scoop of the year: Spotlight – A Woman Alone With The IRA, BBC Northern Ireland
News coverage – home: Jihadi Terror, ITV News
News coverage – international: Ukraine, ITV News
Current affairs – home: Panorama – Britain’s Secret Terror Force, BBC One
Current affairs – international: Dispatches – Children on the Frontline, Channel 4
Regional presenter of the year: Harry Gration, BBC Look North
Nations and regions news: BBC South East Today
Nations and regions current affairs: Who Murdered Maxine?, BBC West Midlands
Judges’ award: Peter Greste, Mohamed …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment