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Bob Warman is one of the main presenters of ITV News Central

Bob Warman - Presenter

I’ve been on your screens almost 43 years – according to ‘Steve Wright in the Afternoon’ the longest serving anchorman on the same programme in the world!

Born in Walsall, and educated at Wrekin College, Wellington, I worked on several newspapers and in radio before joining ATV in 1973.

I am President of the Birmingham Press Club, the world’s oldest Press Club, and an honorary Vice-President of the Journalists’ Charity. Also President of the Acorns Business Club which supports the Acorns Hospices, and Regional Chairman of Coutts & Co, private bank.

You can connect with me on Facebook and Twitter.

Sameena Ali-Khan is one of the main presenters of ITV News Central

Sameena Ali-Khan - Presenter

I was hoping to qualify as a doctor but instead I got a science degree, an MA in TV and more importantly some life experience.

I began presenting in commercial radio then moved to BBC Asian Network, BBC GMR, WM and London and 5 Live.

Then came the screen test. Since then I’ve worked as a reporter/presenter for BBC North West Today, Inside Out, Midlands Today and now ITV News Central.

I host many high profile events/award ceremonies and away from TV, I love my family, swimming, cooking, and shopping!

You can connect with me on Facebook and Twitter.

Matt Teale is one of the main presenters of ITV News Central

Matt Teale - Presenter

I was born in Worcestershire, raised in Herefordshire, educated in Nottingham and I've also lived in Peterborough and Birmingham making the Midlands well and truly home.

I used to front sport on ITV News Central before joining ITN in 2007 as a presenter on Setanta Sports then as the main anchor of London Tonight.

I continue to front network news for ITV and I return to ITV News Central after spells with Sky News and the British Forces Broadcasting Service.

So far my career has taken me from Washington to Kabul and from Jamaica to Johannesburg.

While away from work, I'm a cricket-obsessed father of three and organiser of the Shobdon Food Festival, a charity event in north Herefordshire.

You can connect with me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Des Coleman - Weather Presenter

Looking back in order to write this makes me smile. It’s been a while since I left Drama school in Guildford with my sights set on becoming an actor.

Twenty or so years later here I am in the fab position as ITV Central’s weather presenter.

I’ve enjoyed a wonderfully varied career, spending four years on Eastenders, winning a couple of awards, and making films like Harry on the Boat and Submerged.

I made my West End debut at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane with Miss Saigon, becoming what’s called a ‘West End Wendy’ - it’s a cute term for actors appearing in a number of London productions. I played the lead in shows like Chicago, Porgy and Bess and Rent.

I then worked for the BBC as a presenter on The One Show, The Politics Show and the weather, and I still tour with the Rat Pack playing Sammy Davis Jr and host events across the country.

Here at ITV we’ve got the best weather team in the business - and it's fun!

You can get to know me on Facebook.

Lucy Kite is a weather presenter for ITV News Central

Lucy Kite - Presenter

I started my career at ITV News Central 18 years ago as a Producer on network and regional programmes before joining ITV News Central as a Presenter and Entertainment Correspondent.

From Robbie Williams to Sarah Jessica Parker I've interviewed some of the biggest stars in the world and even trained to dance on ice with Torvill and Dean!

I have presented helicopter series Sky High and won an RTS Award for Best Entertainment Show with Rock Legends.

Before moving to the weather desk, I presented the late news for three years and still step in as the main anchor of ITV News Central from time to time.

When I'm not presenting, my other big passion is yoga. I'm a qualified teacher and practice daily which keeps me nice and relaxed!

You can connect with me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Genelle Aldred is a Good Morning Britain bulletin and Weather presenter for ITV News Central

Genelle Aldred - GMB and Weather Presenter

I was born in Birmingham and spent my younger years moving around the country, as my dad was a minister. I lived in Witney, Oxford, Rotherham and Sheffield before moving back to Birmingham age 13.

I eventually settled on studying Broadcast Journalism at Staffordshire University after starting of studying fashion business at London College of Fashion.

I completed my MA in Broadcast Journalism and did work placement at the BBC in the West Midlands. That is where I started presenting the weather, reporting and reading the news.

After four years I went to work at ITN Productions in London, where I worked in several roles. I presented news for schools for Espresso, I also worked as a researcher and producer on documentaries for Channel 5 and E!

Most of my family are based in Birmingham so I enjoy being close to my parents, sisters, nieces and nephews here. Outside of news and weather I enjoy cooking, I’m an avid reader and I speak at schools, colleges and universities on careers and aspirations.

You can connect with me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Balvinder Sidhu presents ITV News Central's Good Morning Britain bulletins

Balvinder Sidhu - Good Morning Britain Presenter and reporter

I was raised in Smethwick in the West Midlands into a family of five girls before moving to Nottingham to study a degree in Psychology.

During my time as a university student, I discovered my passion for telling stories and contributed to the student magazine and radio station.

I studied a Post-Graduate Broadcast Journalism diploma at Birmingham City University, which led to opportunities to work at BBC Radio Leicester and BBC WM before winning a competitive traineeship with ITV news.

My journey with ITV has taken me to Bristol where I worked as a producer, presenter and reporter for four years before moving back home to the Midlands.

I currently present the early morning news bulletins for ITV News Central which airs during ITV's breakfast programme Good Morning Britain.

I live in Warwickshire with my husband and little boy. Outside of work, I love dancing to the tunes of Zumba and at the weekends, I bring people together to prepare food for the homeless.

You can connect with me on Facebook and Twitter.

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