After nearly four decades, one of ITV’s longest serving regional news anchors, Fred Dinenage is to leave ITV News Meridian at Christmas. Fred said: “After almost thirty eight years co-presenting the ITV six o’clock show in the south and south east I’ve finally decided to hang up my microphone.
“It’s been a really tough decision but I now want to spend a few years with my wife, Beverley, and our three dogs smelling the roses in my garden and spending time in the mountains of Austria.
“I will be continuing with my crime programmes and ITV’s How! and writing books,including one recently commissioned.”
I’ve been so lucky in my life and career – fifty eight years working non-stop on regional and network programmes with ITV and I’ve been blessed by having a truly special family.Fred Dinenage on leaving ITV Meridian
“But now I feel it is the right time to move on. I will miss my dear co-presenter, Sangeeta,and my colleagues at ITV Meridian terribly. And, of course, I will miss our wonderful viewerswho have given me such incredible love and support for so long.
“I’ve been so lucky in my life and career – fifty eight years working non-stop on regional and network programmes with ITV and I’ve been blessed by having a truly special family. So, to everyone – thank you.”