ITV has appointed a new head of press and PR for the network,
following the departure of Carol Millward in December to go
Paul Tyrrell, currently chief press officer at Granada Television, will
join next month, and report to Nicola Howson, director of corporate
He will manage ITV’s media relations, and take responsibility for
programme publicity, with an emphasis on sport.
This includes promotion for major events such as Euro 2000, and
responsibility for ITV’s presenters, including Des Lynam.
Howson said of Tyrrell’s appointment: ’His programme publicity
experience in key genres such as factual and sport, combined with his
extensive press contacts, will be extremely valuable.’
At Granada, Tyrrell had day-to-day responsibility for the
Manchester-based media relations team and worked on projects such as
Hillsborough, the drama-documentary about the 1989 football disaster,
and This is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper.
Before joining Granada in 1993, he worked for newspapers including the
Liverpool Echo and the South China Morning Post. He has also worked in
PR for ICI.