Today marks the 10th anniversary of the death of Tony Wilson, who presented Granada Reports for many years.
After his graduation in 1971, Wilson began as a trainee news reporter for ITN, before moving to Manchester in 1973, where he secured a post at Granada Television. He went on to present Granada’s culture, music and events programme, So It Goes. Through the 1970s and 1980s he was one of the main anchors on Granada Reports, a regional evening news programme, where he worked with Richard and Judy among others. He continued in this line of work even at the height of his success in the music industry.
Lucy Meacock, who co-presented with Tony Wilson on Granada Reports paid tribute to him today in a post on the ITV News website, saying “he was a fascinating man with a heart the size of the North West. We were so lucky he was born in this region. I was so lucky to work with him.”
ITV News Granada Reports will be paying tribute to Anthony H. Wilson this evening (10th August) at 6pm.