MEDIA: MEDIA BRIEFS - ITN names Turness as head of core news

ITN has appointed its first head of core news, who will be responsible for ITN’s central newsgathering. Deborah Turness is currently senior editor on Channel 5 News. She takes up her position on 6 December and will oversee ITN’s newsgathering operations, which supply news to ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5. Turness originally joined ITN in 1990, becoming deputy news editor for News at Ten in 1992. She joined Channel 5 News on its launch in 1995, becoming senior news editor in January 1999.


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