MEDIA: Powers bows out of This Morning

This Morning editor Sharon Powers is to leave in July, when the current series ends. Powers has been editor of the programme since the beginning of 1999, and was deputy before that.

This Morning editor Sharon Powers is to leave in July, when the

current series ends. Powers has been editor of the programme since the

beginning of 1999, and was deputy before that.



Produced by Granada, This Morning is the most watched daytime programme

in the UK, with a daily audience of two million.



After two years on the show Powers has decided to move on and is

considering a number of other offers. She will be assisting Granada in

its search to find her replacement.



Powers first joined the show in 1995 as a researcher, having begun her

career at Granada on You’ve Been Framed. She moved to London along with

This Morning when it relocated from Liverpool to the capital in

1996.



Powers left Granada briefly in 1997 to become an assistant producer on

TFI Friday and the Girlie Show, but returned to This Morning in 1998 as

a day producer.



Powers’ deputy on the show, Karen Smith, remains in the post. Last

summer Helen Williams, This Morning’s former head of adult education,

was named managing editor, reporting to Powers. Williams manages the

show on a day-to-day basis and oversees spin-offs.



Under the editorship of Powers This Morning won a National Television

Award for the second year running in October 1999, for best daytime

show.



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