Pic: Mike Tipping In this photo, Harry is pictured with Amy Garcia and Paul Hudson with the sofa in front of Clifford's Tower - captured by Press snapper Frank Dwyer
They were always an assault on my county.
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The former pupil of St Peter's school in York had a career as a sports reporter - but was sporty too. All Rights Reserved © Copyright 2019 * The information contained in Infosurhoy be may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without approval from the Infosurhoy Team. Harry Gration, Amy Garcia and Paul Hudson transport a specially adapted version of the BBC Look North sofa 100 miles across the region for Sport Relief 2018 Picture - Frank Dwyer InfoSurHoy.com is a one-stop source of news and information about, and for, Latin America and the Caribbean. Harry Gration, MBE (born 22 October 1950) is an English journalist and broadcaster in Leeds. Make no mistake, these good folk are the heartbeat of the programme. Make no mistake, these good folk are the heartbeat of the programme.”, Garcia, who has co-presented with Gration for the last seven years, said he would be missed by the whole team and their loyal viewers: “It has been an absolute honour to share the red sofa with Harry for the past seven years: a Yorkshire legend, a mentor and a dear friend. The owner and holder of www.infosurhoy.com is Info Sur Hoy LLC. Harry's last broadcast for Look North will be on October 21 - and he will leave the BBC after 42 years of service. These included pushing a sofa around Yorkshire and walking 120 miles with one leg strapped to weather presenter Paul Hudson. Morning Memo: The morning after a bonanza Budget and spotlight on the IMF’s latest global forecast, Russian tennis icon Maria Sharapova named among ‘richest self-made women’ alongside Kylie Jenner & Rihanna, India’s COVID-19 infections surpass 7.3M mark, UN chief says 2.99 bln USD needed in 2021 to fully implement entrusted mandates, Coronavirus thrives when you TALK too loud, warns deputy chief medical officer, Infosurhoy Latest Science NEWS and REPORTS. They were always an assault on my county. Under plans to make £25 million in savings, the BBC is to cut 450 jobs in its English regional TV news and current affairs, local radio and online news. “Look North is a family and Harry has been at the heart of it for so long. Broadcaster Harry Gration, the well-known presenter of the BBC Yorkshire news programme Look North, is to leave the corporation after 42 years. Harry has completed several exhausting challenges for BBC Children in Need and BBC Sport Relief, raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for good causes. Broadcaster Harry Gration, the well-known presenter of the BBC Yorkshire news programme Look North, is to leave the corporation after 42 years.
Harry continued: “I’ve interviewed every Prime Minister since Margaret Thatcher, covered every major Look North story even at the expense of my holidays, and I wouldn’t have changed a thing.
And there's been a few! HARRY Gration may have been the face of Look North for almost 40 years - but he was more than a just a TV presenter to the people of York. If you like sharing old memories and photos of York, click here to join our Facebook group: Why We Love York - Memories. “I’ve worked with the best of the best and leave Look North in the good hands of Amy and the team, although I don’t know how Paul Hudson is going to cope without me checking his forecasts! He will be missed by the whole team and our loyal viewers.”.
“And then to be awarded an MBE for Services to Broadcasting. It meant the end of some popular presenters on BBC Radio York – and that regional news bulletins like Look North would be presented by one person instead of two. Photograph: Richard McDougall York resident Harry was born in Bradford, and brought up in Leeds and York, attending St Peter’s School in the city. He joined BBC Radio Leeds as sports editor in 1978, before going on to commentate on the Olympics and Paralympics and present ionic shows such as Grandstand, Sportsnight and even Match of the Day. “Despite his extraordinary tenure, Harry never lost his passion for news, particularly regional news, and that shined through every evening. Harry joined the BBC in 1978 and has presented Look North since 1982. Goodbye, after 42 years: Broadcasting legend Harry Gration to leave BBC following cutbacks, York doctor is paralysed and on a ventilator from coronavirus – Now his family face deportation, ‘Where is the evidence?’ York’s Conservative MP questions reasons for York Tier 2 restrictions, First Covid-19 case confirmed at York primary school, York to launch its own test and trace system next week, Revealed: Location of York’s new community wood. “I’m looking forward to some new broadcasting adventures and some special time with my family and a certain one-year-old!”. No reason for Harry's illness has been given other than he will be off for a few weeks he has been off for two already. I know I served each and every one of you.”. Helen Thomas, director of BBC England, said it would be an understatement to call Gration a broadcasting legend: “Over the past 40 years he has been a constant and reassuring presence on our screens, and it is testament to his skill that he has been as much at home interviewing the people of Yorkshire as he has prime ministers and royalty. If you have a complaint about the editorial content which relates to inaccuracy or intrusion, then please contact the editor here. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? BBC Look North presenter Harry Gration has decided to leave the broadcaster after 42 years. The 69-year-old has become a Yorkshire institution after fronting the corporation’s Look North programme for much of the last 38 years.
He has covered nine Olympic Games for the BBC and won two Royal Television Society awards for his sports documentaries: White Rose in Africa in 1992 and Dickie Bird: A Rare Species in 1997. It is important that we continue to promote these adverts as our local businesses need as much support as possible during these challenging times. From charity champion and City football fan, to panto side-kick and devoted father, who only had his last child in 2019 at the age of 68, Harry has been a regular face in the pages of The Press. “Stand-out moments include raising over £800,000 on a tandem, pushing a sofa and being tied to Paul: three challenges my body will never forget! The legendary presenter of BBC One’s Yorkshire bulletins will have his last evening on the iconic red sofa on Wednesday, October 21. Enjoy your time on Infosurhoy. By Rebecca Marano. He covered nine Olympic Games for the BBC and won two Royal Television Society (RTS) awards for his sports documentaries White Rose in Africa in 1992 and Dickie Bird: A Rare Species in 1997. One of our photos shows him raising a York City scarf above his head as the club took on Oxford United at a play-off match at Wembley in 2010. Harry Gration is ill and is being given time off and is being replaced by an old presenter from 10-15 years ago not sure of his name.
Harry Gration, Amy Garcia and Paul Hudson hop aboard the sofa in York ahead of another fundraising challenge in 2018.
Horrendous events such as the devastating news of Jo Cox’s death, the disastrous floods of recent times, the Bradford Riots, Hillsborough, have always affected me. And, alongside many of his colleagues at Look North, Harry did a series of physically-demanding challenges for charity, including transporting a version of Look North's red sofa 100 miles across the region, visiting 50 places en route, to raise money for Sport Relief in 2018.
The veteran BBC regional news presenter Harry Gration has announced he is stepping down after more than 40 years in broadcasting. To mark Harry's departure from Look North, we've dipped into our archive to share photos of Harry in York over the years. Get involved with the news in your community, This website and associated newspapers adhere to the Independent Press Standards Organisation's Editors' Code of Practice. “I’d like to pass on my personal sincere thanks to Harry for being the trusted voice and face of Look North for so many years – he is a true professional, a Yorkshire treasure and it has been a privilege to work alongside him.”. She said: “To call Harry a broadcasting legend would be an understatement.
The 69-year-old has become a Yorkshire institution after fronting the corporation’s Look North programme for much of the last 38 years. “I’ve always lived the story. Look North is a family and Harry has been at the heart of it for so long.”. His annual appearance - often in the film section of the show - became one of highlights of each year's performance. “I’ve always lived the story. Harry shared his family life with readers too - and photos too of his family in York, with wife Helen and children, twin boys Harvey and Harrison, and baby Hamilton, who was born in September last year.
Wednesday, 14th October 2020, 11:45 am. HP10 9TY | 01676637 | Registered in England & Wales. Amy Garcia will be lead presenter for the 6.30pm evening news on BBC Look North, which reaches more than 2 million people in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire each week. HARRY Gration may have been the face of Look North for almost 40 years - but he was more than a just a TV presenter to the people of York.
Harry Gration raises his York City scarf at Wembley in 2010 “His professionalism, journalistic talent, sense of humour and kind nature around the newsroom will be greatly missed, but he will always be a friend of Look North. Read more: Broadcasting legend Harry Gration to leave BBC. But one thing is for sure, he will not leave the hearts of his many fans and well-wishers in York. As the popular BBC Look North presenter prepares to leave the BBC after 42 years, we'd love to see your photos and hear your stories about when you met Harry! Harry Gration raises his York City scarf at Wembley in 2010, FLASHBACK: BBC Look North presenter Harry Gration runs past York Minster, in training for the Yorkshire Marathon. The veteran BBC regional news presenter Harry Gration has announced he is stepping down after more than 40 years in broadcasting. He won the RTS best regional presenter award twice. He even once had a column for the paper (and we'd love to have that again!) He is one of the main anchors for the BBC Yorkshire regional magazine programme Look North. Newsquest Media Group Ltd, Loudwater Mill, Station Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. Harry Gration with York panto legend Berwick Kaler
Pic: Mike Tipping, Harry Gration, Amy Garcia and Paul Hudson transport a specially adapted version of the BBC Look North sofa 100 miles across the region for Sport Relief 2018 Picture - Frank Dwyer, Harry Gration with York panto legend Berwick Kaler, Harry Gration pictured with his family near his home in York, Broadcasting legend Harry Gration to leave BBC. “Seriously though, I’ll miss my good old mate. Former Press photographer Mike Tipping caught this photo of Harry training for a Yorkshire Marathon on a misty day as he ran past York Minster. ©Copyright 2001-2020. Bradford-born Gration started filing rugby league match reports for the BBC while working as a history teacher in the mid 1970s. If you are dissatisfied with the response provided you can contact IPSO here. The readers of Infosurhoy are people across the world with a special interest in Latin America and the Caribbean, and also people who are interested in Science, Health and Technology stories. Gration, who last year became a father for the sixth time, said he was looking forward to new broadcasting adventures and spending more time with his family: “For the past four decades, it’s been a privilege to meet the people of the county I love. Horrendous events such as the devastating news of Jo Cox’s death, the disastrous floods of recent times, the Bradford riots, Hillsborough, have always affected me. He will present his final show on 21 October, the day before his 70th birthday, and his co-presenter Amy Garcia will continue as lead presenter.
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