Meet the team at ITV News Central

ITV News Central

Bob Warman - Presenter

According to ‘Steve Wright in the Afternoon’ I am 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 - Presenter

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

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 - Presenter

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

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.

Hannah Bechelet - Presenter and reporter

After a short stint as GMB Presenter for ITV Central back in 2017, I'm delighted to be back in the Midlands again.

My career as a reporter started with a Masters in Broadcast Journalism. Then after freelancing for BBC radio my first full-time job took me to the Channel Islands back in 2012. I read the news at the commercial radio station in both Jersey and Guernsey for two years before moving to ITV Channel TV in 2014.

Since then I've worked behind the scenes as a producer, been on camera as a reporter and presented the 6 o'clock programme, and my job has involved everything from filming in Corfu, taking part in festivals in Alderney and grilling the island's top politicians.

Now I'm back in the Midlands, this time as a reporter and presenter. I'm loving covering such a vast aray of stories and being able to co-present the 6 o'clock programme with such experienced presenters.

Outside of work I enjoy baking (which my colleagues seem to enjoy the fruits of!), running and travelling. Being back on the mainland after seven years living on an island means I am also loving exploring anywhere I can reach in my car!

Connect with me on Twitter

Des Coleman - Weather Presenter

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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. You can watch a clip here!

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.

Steve Clamp - Sports Correspondent

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I had a rather unusual introduction to television. While at college studying TV Production and Journalism I was working part time as a fishmonger. One day, an actor who I had spoken to a few times told me his agent was looking for a new children's TV presenter - and would I like to meet her?!

Well obviously I did, a screen test followed... And I got the show! I continued working as a jobbing presenter in both children's shows and entertainment formats until an opportunity arose with Chelsea FC, at their new TV station. I began working there as a reporter and presenter, before a summer transfer took me to Manchester United and their TV Channel!

After a couple more years I was offered the chance to present on Sky Sports News, and became their youngest male anchor (I'm not the youngest at anything anymore...)

Another couple of years passed before I joined the BBC in Birmingham, before joining ITV News Central in 2005, initially as a news presenter, and then taking on the role of Sports Correspondent in 2009.

Along the way I've also cropped up on Setanta (with Matt Teale no less!) and have anchored the National ITV News.

I love my role in sport, it offers so many highs and lows - I must admit to often being swept up in the emotion of it all. I just wish all our teams could be as successful as Leicester City!

Away from news and sport my greatest joys come from being a father to two wonderful children, a girl and a boy, and whatever time I have left is spent listening to music - I have a huge vinyl collection which is still growing! I also play a bit of guitar - although not very well...

You can connect with me via Twitter and Facebook.

Balvinder Sidhu - Good Morning Britain Presenter and reporter

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

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 two children. 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.

Yasmin Bodalbhai - Presenter and reporter

I've taken an unusual path into news...

I studied Arabic and French at University, and lived in the Middle East as part of my studies. I then went to drama school and spent a few years treading the boards. I realised that I loved telling stories - but wanted them to be real ones, and so retrained as a broadcast journalist!

After a stint reporting and presenting breakfast news on commercial radio, I joined ITN as a trainee. I had an incredible few months working across the newsroom, then another amazing few months working as an assistant news editor. I was so thrilled to come to ITV News Central in 2016, where I now present the early morning news bulletins during Good Morning Britain. I also sometimes present the main 6pm programme.

Away from news and TV I love travelling, yoga, singing and reading P.G. Wodehouse!.

You can connect with me on Twitter.