ITV News: Covering the Coronavirus Pandemic in the Anglia region

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ITV News has released a special film to show how it covered the Covid-19 crisis and how viewers have reacted to the service provided.

Presented by Julie Etchingham, and produced by the award winning Tonight programme production team, it captures work done by the national and regional teams across the country.

During lockdown ITV News attracted big audiences.

In the period from 23rd March to the last day of May, ITV News and Current Affairs programmes reached 44 million people, that's 72 percent of the UK population.

Michael Jermey, ITV's Director of News and Current Affairs said: "ITV News teams right across the country have worked hard and in innovative ways to ensure that they could continue to provide viewers with a strong news service covering the coronavirus pandemic."

Anglia Television first went on air at around teatime on Tuesday 27 October 1959 bringing ITV and commercial television to the East of England for the first time.

ITV Anglia still occupies the same studio building in the centre of Norwich more than 60 years later. It is the heart of the newsgathering operation that spans nine counties across the East

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