Ian Payne

Ian's been a broadcaster with ITV for nearly 30 years. As a news & sport reporter he's travelled the world covering the human stories behind major events for all of the ITV regions; from the Beijing Paralympics, the Ashes in Australia, the Rugby World Cup in France & the UEFA Champions League. He's also a BAFTA winning presenter - having covered harder news stories & features for the past 15 years.

Originally from Ipswich, Ian moved to Newcastle early in his career and is now the main presenter for ITV Tyne Tees & ITV Border, presenting the nightly 6pm news magazine programmes in the north east, Cumbria & southern Scotland. He has extensive first-hand knowledge of the detailed workings and whims of regional newsrooms - through story pitching, selection, commissioning, treatment, production & transmission.