Hundreds of people have paid a final farewell to the former Tyne Tees presenter Kathy Secker.
Kathy was a much-loved face across the North East for more than twenty years. Former colleagues joined friends and family at her funeral in Newcastle.
Watch Helen Ford's report:
The funeral has taken place of the former Tyne Tees presenter Kathy Secker.
Former colleagues joined friends and family for the service in Newcastle this lunchtime (December 30).
They heard Kathy described as a star and an incredible figure in North East broadcasting.
Here is former colleague, Roger Tames.
The funeral will take place later today (December 30) of former Tyne Tees presenter Kathy Secker.
Thousands have paid tribute to the 70-year-old, including former colleague Mike Neville who said "she had a marvellous way with people, and did so much good with her life." Kathy presented several programmes including Kathy and Co.
"Kathy was very welcoming to me and we used to have some great giggles working out our slots together" - Tyne Tees presenter Pam RoyleRead the full story ›
Kathy Secker, who for a generation was the face of Tyne Tees Television, has died aged 70.Read the full story ›
Kathy Secker, one of the best-known faces of Tyne Tees for more than 20 years, has died.
Kathy, 70, was a household name in the region, starting first as a continuity announcer and then as a presenter.
As well as her media work Kathy helped to raise money for a charity in Sunderland providing respite care for children.
Julie Harrison looks back at her life:
Kathy died at her home in Jesmond earlier this week.
Kathy was loved by a generation of viewers as the presenter who would announce birthday messages and dedications.Read the full story ›
January 15th,1959, was the opening night of Tyne Tees Television.
Eileen Brennan, now Eileen Grinsell, performed on the first ever show 55 years ago.
Derek Proud has been to meet her.
@itvtynetees Nope BUT Happy Birthday anyway.. and a welcome guest in the living room over the years :-)
Eileen Brennan, now Eileen Grinsell, performed on the first ever Tyne Tees show in 1959. At 6pm, she will be on ITV News Tyne Tees talking about her memories of the programme.