Gerrie Byrne

Lecturer, Broadcast Journalism

School of Journalism, Media and Performance

Greenbank Building, GR240

+44 (0) 1772 89 3248

Subject Areas: Journalism, Media

Television journalist and producer in news, current affairs and sport. Gerrie has worked for ITV and the BBC in the North West for most of her career, and on documentaries for Channel 4, Discovery and WNET /PBS in New York. She continues to freelance for news and sport at the BBC in Media City, Salford.

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Gerrie is a UCLan alumni and started her career in print journalism with the Lancashire Evening Post in Preston. She moved into broadcast with ITV Granada as a desk journalist, producing morning and day time bulletins. Gerrie then spent about 10 years working as a producer on network documentaries for ITV, Channel 4, Discovery and WNET/PBS in New York. On regional current affairs with ITV, she was editor of the politics programme and won regional RTS awards with her Granada Edition current affairs series and her Accrington Stanley….Exactly series. At the BBC, she worked for Newsround, Match of the Day Kick-Off and BBC Breakfast. On the regional programme North West Tonight she was assistant editor, producing the programme and responsible for planning.

She continues to work as a freelance producer for the BBC on news and sport.