Jane looking forward to teaming up with Christine on ITV

Published: 26 Aug 2010 16:000 comments

Viewers of the new early morning breakfast TV programme, Daybreak on ITV in early September, will not only be greeted with the bubbly personality of Christine Bleakley as one of the main presenters who has local links to Fermanagh, but also by a Lisbellaw woman who will be regularly presenting news bulletins for the Northern Ireland region.

Jane Veitch.

Jane Veitch, from Ashfield House, Lisbellaw, will be contributing to the new Daybreak programme when it begins broadcasting in its new format from Monday, September 6. There is much anticipation for the new breakfast TV programme which will replace GMTV. With Christine Bleakley and Adrian Chiles both switching from the BBC’s One Show to present the new ITV flagship morning programme, there has been strong media attention.

However locally, Jane Veitch will be making her own headlines as she has been selected as one of the local presenters of news bulletins broadcast several times each weekday morning.

A daughter of Ronald and Betty Veitch, Jane is well experienced in the broadcasting world, having worked on many TV documentaries. She has already been presenting news bulletins for GMTV since last November. Until now, she has been presenting news bulletins on Monday and Tuesday mornings however the new format has not been published yet.

Jane is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin in English and Drama and moved to Belfast where she worked as a research and assistant producer for six years with Michael Beattie Media and Hot Shot Films. She has been involved in many leading TV documentaries over the years, travelling throughout the world on location.

Last year, Jane returned to studies, enrolling at Belfast Metropolitan College to pursue a journalism course and during work experience with Michael MacMillan Media, impressed her employers with her talents. She was offered a job and began broadcasting for them as part of their contract for GMTV last November. She continues to work on documentaries and corporate work as well.

“I have been used to being around cameras but not in front of them, “ she said. “I do like to be in the centre of things but I’ve found its a new skill. You might have to condense all the news stories of the day into a package of just over two minutes. You have to get across the news in a short time.”

Something she will have to get used to is the early morning start, probably around 5.30am to be in the studio in time for the first bulletin.

However she said there will be a team of journalists working on the new programme locally and a lot of the preparatory work will have been done the night before.

“I love this type of work and I’m looking forward to Daybreak,” she said.

Christine Bleakley’s father, Ricky is originally from Enniskillen and later lived in Ballinamallard before moving to Co. Down. Christine’s mother, Mina is originally from Trillick.

Jump to first paragraph.


comments powered by Disqus

Get more stories from our Roundup section

20 Apr 2014 15:00 • Julie Kenwell

Family ‘sick of thought’ of third round of heart surgery for Alfie

THE family of Bellanaleck toddler, Alfie Keys are nervously looking ahead to this September.

Social: Comments0 comments

20 Apr 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Trust identifies ‘extreme risks’ that could kill patients

Extreme risks have been identified by the Western Trust which could “compromise client safety” or even lead to “injury or death of patients or staff”.

Social: Comments0 comments

20 Apr 2014 09:00 • Editorial Department

‘End of an era’ for Leslie and McCrea family

Tempo Primary’s long serving caretaker - whose family has a long connection with the Fermanagh school - was paid a warm tribute at the start of the school’s Easter Holidays.

Social: Comments0 comments

19 Apr 2014 21:00 • Brian Donaldson

First election nominations made at Townhall

The countdown to the first election for seats on the new Fermanagh and Omagh District Council on May 22 has begun with the first candidates nominating at Enniskillen Townhall this week.

Social: Comments0 comments

19 Apr 2014 17:10

Mallards gain another crucial point in safety battle

Ballinamallard took another step closer to safety as they claimed a share of the spoils at home to Ballymena today.


19 Apr 2014 15:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

Leading anti-fracker believes local protesters are on the right track

Founder of Frack Free Sussex and Britain and Ireland Frack Free, Vanessa Vine visited Enniskillen last Saturday to discuss the local anti-fracking campaign.

Social: Comments0 comments

19 Apr 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Road rage car chase for boxing champ who turned away from possible fight

A boxing champion shied away from a fight with a man over twice his age only to become embroiled in a road rage incident.


19 Apr 2014 11:00 • Editorial Department

Milk suppliers assured that Society is debt free

The forty-eight former Fivemiletown milk suppliers have been assured that Fivemiletown and Brookeborough Co-operative and Agricultural Dairy Society (the Society) is debt free and that they will “continue to be paid”.

Social: Comments0 comments

19 Apr 2014 09:00 • Rodney Edwards

Elliott votes against bill on powers for new Super Councils

ULSTER Unionist MLA Tom Elliott has joined his party colleagues in voting against the Local Government Bill, the legislation that sets out the powers of the new Super Councils. Mr. Elliott spoke of his concern around community planning ahead of the amalgamation which will see 26 Councils merge into 11, including the amalgamation of Fermanagh District Council and Omagh District Council


19 Apr 2014 08:30

Police name motorcyclist killed in Fivemiletown crash

Police can confirm that a male motorcyclist has died following a two vehicle road traffic collision on the Belfast Road in Fivemiletown last night, Friday 18 April.


18 Apr 2014 22:00 • Rodney Edwards

Orange audit: 93 per cent believe Catholics ‘suspicious’ of order

A MAJOR survey into the Orange Order in Fermanagh has found that 92.8 per cent of people who took part in the project believe Catholics are “suspicious” of the organisation.

Social: Comments0 comments

18 Apr 2014 19:00

'We have a big eight days ahead of us' - Anderson

By 5pm on Saturday April 26 all the decisions will be made in the Danske Bank Premiership and Championship One. The destination of the title will be decided and who is going down or which teams are facing a play off will be known.


18 Apr 2014 17:00 • Rodney Edwards

Enterprise Minister disagrees with keeping Aventas Group all locally owned

ENTERPRISE Minister Arlene Foster says she cannot support the view of local political representatives, including her DUP colleague Maurice Morrow, that the Aventas Group in Derrylin must remain exclusively locally owned.

Social: Comments0 comments

18 Apr 2014 15:00 • Editorial Department

Tweets of the Week - did you make it?

Charlie Lawson @charlie_lawson1 I’m reliably informed that my alter ego and constant companion is to return, so he is. Must contact The Home Secretary to confirm.

Social: Comments0 comments

18 Apr 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Foster vows to take school merger to the Assembly

“I am not powerless, I will fight this,” declares Stormont Minister Arlene Foster as she reflects on the fall-out over the proposal by the Western Education and Library Board to amalgamate Portora Royal School with Collegiate Grammar School.

Social: Comments0 comments

18 Apr 2014 11:00 • Lily Dane

Those were the days: Miss Derryclavin Selected

This image “Miss Derryclavin” Selected was featured in The Impartial Reporter on April 16, 1964.

Social: Comments0 comments

18 Apr 2014 08:30

Depression is an illness, mourners told at Kenny Andrews funeral

MOURNERS at the funeral of Brookeborough man Kenneth Andrews who died unexpectedly last week were told that the 47-year-old had been fighting a private battle with depression.


17 Apr 2014 19:00 • Rodney Edwards

#fermanaghspake This Week is...

‘I’m not half well’

Social: Comments0 comments

17 Apr 2014 18:06 • Rodney Edwards

Would-be Unionist politician admits Catholic Facebook question was 'badly worded'

A would-be politician seeking a seat in the new Fermanagh and Omagh Council for the Ulster Unionist Party has defended himself for a second time following comments he made on Facebook.


17 Apr 2014 17:01

Fermanagh's 'different breed' that sets the Orange Standard

Let me get the amateur sociology out of the way first: ‘Out-group homogeneity’. It describes a bias that any group of people are prone to have.