Johnceline to head press at GMTV

Nikki Johnceline has been appointed head of press at breakfast TV

station GMTV.

Johnceline, who has been with the station since 1993, took over the

reigns at GMTV's press office last week.

She replaces former head of press Sue Brealey, who left earlier this

summer to launch her own PR vehicle, which will handle PR for presenter

Eamonn Holmes.

PR for other presenters and all other matters will continue to be dealt

with by GMTV's four-strong in-house press and PR team, including

Johnceline's deputy and senior press officer, Kerry Carter.

After beginning her career at film giant 20th Century Fox, Johnceline

moved to TV-am as a press officer in 1984. When GMTV took over the

franchise from rival TV-am in 1993, she joined the station and was made

senior press officer and picture editor before taking on her latest


Johnceline, who reports to GMTV managing director Paul Corley, said she

did not intend to implement any major changes at GMTV. 'It's all about

continuity as far as I'm concerned - so we'll be carrying on pretty much

as before,' she insisted.

'What we've got to do is maximise press opportunities, raise the profile

of our presenters and work more closely with GMTV's programmes and sales

teams,' she added.

Full viewing figures for GMTV in the two weeks following the terrorist

attacks in the US have yet to be compiled but the station says ratings

for all breakfast TV channels rose by 28 per cent among the core

audience of housewives and children.

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