Meet your ITV News presenters in the Channel Islands

Weather presenter Lily Carter alongside main presenters Jess Dunsdon and Jonathan Wills. Credit: Victoria Hall/ITV Channel

ITV Channel Television has been broadcasting across the Channel Islands for more than 60 years.

Our editorial and technical teams produce regular programmes seven days a week as well as coverage for the ITV News website, ITVX and social media.

Find out more about some of our presenters below in their own words:

  • Jess Dunsdon, Main Presenter

Jess has been one of ITV Channel's main presenters since 2008. Credit: Victoria Hall/ITV Channel

I joined the ITV Channel news team in 2008 after a varied career in journalism. It all began at Cambridge University where I studied law, but I suspected I would be better suited working with people than perusing paperwork.

After honing my skills in student media, I moved to Sky News where I worked my way up to Deputy News Editor and Field Producer. Ever the performer, I was dying to tell stories in front of the camera so I took a post-graduate diploma in Broadcast Journalism at Cardiff University.

Moscow then came calling and I helped set up a new 24-hour news station called Russia Today. After a couple of years as a Presenter there, I moved back to the UK to front the Guardian Media Group's city Channel M for a year. But my wanderlust got the better of me, so when I saw there was an opening at ITV which involved living by the sea next to France, I said au revoir Angleterre, bonjour Jersey.

Since moving to the island, I have met the love of my life, bought a house, acquired two dogs and had a baby. In my spare time, I love to practice yoga, horse-ride, play netball and walk my spaniel. I also have a ball making my young child giggle.

Follow Jess on X: @JessDunsdon

  • Jonathan Wills, Main Presenter

Jonathan joined ITV Channel in 2021 from ITV Anglia. Credit: Victoria Hall/ITV Channel

I count myself incredibly lucky to have been associated with the Channel Islands since I was a young boy. As a family, we holidayed in Alderney and visited Guernsey before my father took a job in Jersey.

My broadcasting career took a different route, via local radio in Sussex where I was born, before moving to ITV in London. There I experienced the ultimate highs and lows of the job, one day reporting on London being awarded the 2012 Olympic Games, the very next covering the 7/7 suicide bombings when 52 people lost their lives.

I moved to the Anglia region for ITV but after a decade, the opportunity came up for me to head back to the Channel Islands and I grabbed it. As well as making some wonderful friends and colleagues I play as much sport, extremely averagely, whenever I can and proudly represent the islands in the Over 50's County Cricket Championship.

I love visiting all of the islands and have now added the delights of Sark and Herm to my list. Presenting on ITV Channel each night is a wonderful privilege and such an honour to do.

Follow Jonathan on X: @JWillsITV

  • Lily Carter, Weather Presenter

Lily joined ITV Channel as the 2022 News Trainee before becoming our Weather Presenter at the start of 2024. Credit: Victoria Hall/ITV Channel

I had an idyllic childhood growing up in Jersey and I am even named after two cows that were born on my Grandad’s farm! From a young age, I enjoyed giving ‘interviews’ and making ‘shows’ (I received a toy radio set for my 7th birthday and very quickly roped in three older siblings to be guests on my programme). After completing some work experience at ITV Channel as a teenager, I set my sights on working here one day so it really has come full circle!

I landed my first job as a reporter at the Jersey Evening Post after studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics at university. Keen to move into broadcasting, I completed a TV journalism course in London and worked at Good Morning Britain, planning stories and newsgathering.

I have always been particularly interested in climate and wildlife stories and after joining ITV Channel as the 2023 News Trainee, I jumped at the chance to take on the role of Weather Presenter. I am lucky to work with such a great team here in the Channel Islands while also a part of the wider ITV Weather family.

Outside of work, I enjoy the great outdoors, sea swimming and watersports. I am a huge animal lover and all-round wildlife fan.

Follow Lily on X: @LilyCarterTV

  • Megan Murphy, Early Presenter

Megan started as an ITV News Trainee, becoming ITV Channel's Early Presenter in 2022. Credit: Victoria Hall/ITV Channel

Born in Jersey, I returned to the island after studying in the UK at university. I started my career as a Features Writer at the Jersey Evening Post and worked alongside the broadcast journalism team at Channel 103.

I made the move to ITV Channel at the end of 2021, starting as the region's 2022 ITV News Trainee. During the scheme, I covered some of the biggest stories for the islands in recent years, including Jersey's General Election and joining the National team to cover Queen Elizabeth II's death.

In July 2022, I waved goodbye to my role as a Production Journalist and set the 4:30am alarms to become Channel's Early Presenter for Good Morning Britain. I also lead ITV's outreach programme in schools across the Channel Islands, speaking to students about our work and being on the lookout for the next generation of local journalists.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with friends, drinking plenty of coffee and the occasional parkrun - ironically, when I can wake up early enough!

Follow Megan on X: @MeganMurphyITV

  • Keilan Webster, Sports Presenter

Keilan joined ITV Channel as a News Reporter at the start of the Covid pandemic before moving into sport. Credit: Victoria Hall/ITV Channel

I joined the Channel team as a News Reporter in Guernsey back in March 2020, just a few weeks before the first Covid lockdown (what a way to start, eh!).

Before heading to our islands my life had been spent in Kent where I went to university and had my first job as a Reporter and Presenter on local television station KMTV.

Sport is my big passion in life and anyone who has watched my numerous reports attempting to play sport will know it's quite obvious I was never destined to play at a particularly high level! So with the mantra of 'if you can't play it, then waffle endlessly about it' I began pursuing this career.

After a year of reporting on lockdowns, restrictions and elections I began life as Channel's Sports Presenter in 2021 and I have absolutely loved it! Outside of work, you'll find me watching sport, still playing sport badly, listening to podcasts about sport... well, you get the idea!

Follow Keilan on X: @KeilanWebster