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Dave Guest (Born June 1959) is a journalist, and until October 2020, chief reporter and occasional presenter for BBC North West Tonight .

Guest started work at the BBC in 1983 after working as a reporter at the Lancaster Guardian , the Wigan Evening Post in Wigan and for national newspapers in Manchester. [1] He has been chief reporter at North West Tonight since 2006, having previously covered education and social affairs. [1]

In 2009 Guest won the O2 Media Award's Broadcast Journalist of the Year for his interviews with Jessica Knight, a schoolgirl who was stabbed while walking through a park in Lancashire. [2] In 2014 he received the judges’ award for outstanding contribution at the BBC's Ruby Awards for regional television. [3]

In September 2014 Guest was nominated for the award for Best Regional News Journalist by the Royal Television Society. [4]

On 23 October 2020, Dave retired from his role at the BBC. [5] [6]

He is married with two daughters.

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