Pam Royle

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Pam Royle
Pamela June Royle

(1958-06-30) 30 June 1958 (age 61)
Years active1981–present
Employer ITV Tyne Tees & Border
Known forTelevision news presenting

Pamela June Royle (born 30 June 1958) is a British television presenter employed by ITV Tyne Tees & Border.

ITV Tyne Tees & Border

ITV Tyne Tees & Border is the producer of regional news services for the ITV Tyne Tees and ITV Border franchises.



Royle was born in Leicester, Leicestershire and was brought up mostly in North Yorkshire, but also in South Africa and Devon. After graduating with a joint honours degree in English Language and Literature from Newcastle University she taught English and Drama at a Chinese girls' school in Hong Kong. She has also worked in advertising for the Evening Gazette and as an assistant librarian at Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth. Royle is a qualified Voice Coach with LLCMtd certification.

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Royle began her TV career in Hong Kong, where she also trained the voices of radio and TV presenters. On her return to the UK, she joined Tyne Tees Television in 1983 as a weather presenter. She later moved to Central Independent Television as a continuity announcer before working as a weather and travel correspondent for ITN World News covering Europe and, on the evening of the 1987 General Election, the world. [1] After this, she joined ITN as a graduate news trainee.

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By 1988, Royle had been recruited by LWT as part of the launch presenting team for LWT News. She later became a chief anchor for the short-lived magazine programme, Friday Now. She rejoined Tyne Tees in 1989 as a main presenter of the nightly news magazine programme, Northern Life , alongside Paul Frost. She continued as the main presenter when the programme became Tyne Tees Today and also presented the North edition of Tyne Tees News.

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As of 25 February 2009, Royle presents both ITV News Tyne Tees and Lookaround for ITV Tyne Tees & Border. [2]

<i>ITV News Tyne Tees</i> television series

ITV News Tyne Tees is the regional news service for the ITV Tyne Tees region. The flagship weekday 6pm programme is presented by Ian Payne and Pam Royle.

<i>Lookaround</i> television series

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Alongside her work on the news, Royle has worked on a number of other regional programmes on ITV Tyne Tees including Your Town on the Telly, Whether or Not with Bob Johnson, Northern Skies and North East Today. In January 2009 she presented the feature series Our Gardens which aired on both editions of North East Tonight.

Pam celebrated 21 years as a newsreader in the North East in September 2010. [3]

Charity work

Royle is a patron of the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS), North East Ladies Day (NELD), Durham St John Ambulance, radio stations TFM and Magic 1170's "Cash for Kids", Evening Chronicle's "Sunshine Fund", [4] and Evening Gazette's "Make a Child Smile". Royle also helped to promote the work of the Salvation Army for sixteen years and was a member of the advisory board.

Personal life

Royle was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of County Durham in 2002 and made a Fellow of Sunderland University in 2015. [5]

She is a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists and Royal Yachting Association, with qualifications in personal watercraft, radio operation and powerboats.

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  1. "Pam Royle at TV ARK". TV ARK. Archived from the original on 30 September 2011.
  2. Tyne Tees news presenters axed in cost cuts, ChronicleLive, 3 December 2008
  3. Presenter Pam is TV Royle-ty!, Jarrow and Hebburn Gazette, 10 September 2010
  4. "We are very lucky to have fantastic support from our Patrons, Ant & Dec, Pam Royle and Stephen Miller". Chronicle Sunshine Fund. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
  5. "TV celeb Pam Royle honoured by University of Sunderland". Sunderland Echo. 7 July 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2015.