Tina Campbell

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Tina Campbell (born 1971) [1] [2] is a Northern Irish television presenter and journalist. She parted company with UTV in early 2013 and is currently a newscaster on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Newsline.


Broadcasting career

Born in Dundonald, Tina Campbell was a reporter and newsreader for Downtown Radio. [3] She also worked at BBC Radio Ulster as a Traffic and Travel presenter. [2] [3]

Tina Campbell joined UTV as a continuity announcer in 1994 [3] before moving to the newsroom in 1997. [4] She hosted the 1997 and 1998 series of What Next? [5] and contributed to a UTV documentary on the Ulster Hospital in 2007. [6] She was also one of the original presenters for UTV Life and a relief weather presenter for Frank Mitchell. [7]

Campbell was appointed as the second female anchor of UTV Live in February 2007, replacing Kate Smith. [8] In 2008, she presented two series of UTV's topical debate show Late and Live. [9] and also hosted The Seven Thirty Show on UTV. She is currently employed by BBC Northern Ireland as a Radio Newsreader on BBC Radio Ulster and a TV Newsreader and Continuity Announcer.

Personal life

Campbell attended Strathearn Grammar School and Bangor Girls' High School [10] and went on to study English at Queen's University, Belfast, and journalism. [4]

She is married to John Paul Ballantine, with whom she has three children, Charlotte, Sophie and Ben. She lives in Cloughey, County Down. [11]

She has a brother Gav Campbell, who is the lead singer and guitarist from the band Phoenix23.

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  1. Tina Campbell's profile on u.tv WebArchive.org; captured 18 November 2002, accessed 5 April 2009
  2. 1 2 "New job, new baby" Belfast Telegraph, 8 February 2007, retrieved 10 January 2007
  3. 1 2 3 UTV Announcers Archived 17 July 2012 at archive.today The TV Room; accessed 15 June 2008
  4. 1 2 "'I just love the power I have doing live TV'" Belfast Telegraph, 7 April 2008; accessed 20 January 2009
  5. Tina Campbell filmography BFI Film and TV Database, accessed 15 June 2008
  6. "UTV Focus - A Labour of Love" Archived 15 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine UTV Press Office, 24 August 2007, retrieved 15 June 2008
  7. The Other UTV Website - UTV Continuity, archive.org
  8. "Tina Campbell makes debut as UTV Live's new anchor" Archived 15 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine UTV Press Office, 8 February 2007, retrieved 10 January 2008
  9. "UTV goes Late and Live with Tina Campbell" Archived 15 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine UTV Press Office, 4 April 2008, retrieved 8 April 2008
  10. "Mum's the word" Belfast Telegraph, 28 February 2005; accessed 20 January 2009
  11. "BBC Northern Ireland's Tina Campbell: Precious family time in lockdown, her father's friendship with Van Morrison and the ambition she still wants to fulfil". belfasttelegraph. ISSN   0307-1235 . Retrieved 9 May 2022.