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
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