Gordon Burns is one of the best known television faces in the North West of England. For 15 years he anchored the BBC’s flagship evening news programme in the region North West Tonight. During his time in the chair he won 5 Royal Television Society awards for Best Regional Presenter and the programme picked up 6 RTS awards for Best Regional Programme. Gordon also won the coveted BBC Ruby Award for Best Regional Presenter in the UK.
He was also Granada TV’s political presenter and commentator for many years and before that anchored Ulster Television’s evening news programme in Belfast, UTV Reports, through the most violent years of the troubles.
He has interviewed 8 successive British Prime Ministers from Ted Heath through to David Cameron.
Gordon made his name nationally hosting the successful prime time quiz show The Krypton Factor which ran for 18 years and attracted audiences of up to 18 million. He also scripted the show.