Ebene News – GB – End of an Era: Frank Mitchell, Ken Reid and Jane Loughrey leave UTV

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Political editor Ken Reid, correspondent Jane Loughrey and weather anchor Frank Mitchell leave in the spring after accepting a recent ITV offer of voluntary layoff

Ken Reid joined the station in 1994 and was an almost nightly character on UTV Live at age 6 and a key contributor to View from Stormont, UTV’s weekly hour-long political show

He has reported extensively from Belfast, Dublin, Westminster, Brussels and Washington, covering virtually all of the key political events that occurred in Northern Ireland during his time

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“I loved every minute of working at UTV and am so proud to have delivered over the years some of the most important news of the day,” he said

“I can’t wait to spend time with my family in the coming months, and then who knows where I’ll be after this!”

Jane Loughrey started at UTV in 1992, working as a reporter on morning broadcasts

She soon found herself in front of the camera, sent to do a report on the Shankill Bomb, Loughinisland, the IRA ceasefire and, later, the Stephen Carroll and David Black murders. to report on countless historical events over the past three decades, Jane has also directed a number of award-winning shows with UTV

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“Having overcome the troubles, I feel very privileged and honored that so many bereaved families trusted me to tell their stories of grief and loss,” she said

“Each interview has left its mark on me I will never forget their kindness and very often their forgiveness”

“It’s a time of mixed emotions I’m sad to leave the job I love but can’t wait to see what the next chapter of my career has in store for me”

Best known for his weather forecast, Frank Mitchell started at UTV in 1987 as a continuity announcer and news anchor

He has directed several UTV programs including School Around the Corner, End to End and Ultimate Ulster, while presenting UTV Life for ten years with Pamela Ballantine

“When I leave at the end of March, it will be exactly 34 years to the day since I started in UTV, and I can honestly say it has been the most enjoyable experience,” said Frank

“It is an absolute honor for me to have been a guest in people’s living rooms for all these years. I can’t wait to relax a bit, but I will always be more than busy with the radio show daily “

Head of News and Programs at UTV, Simon Clemison paid tribute to their “enormous contributions over the decades” to the broadcaster’s news and programming

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Ebene News – GB – End of an Era: Frank Mitchell, Ken Reid and Jane Loughrey leave UTV

Source: https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/end-of-an-era-frank-mitchell-ken-reid-and-jane-loughrey-to-leave-utv-39892154.html