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Tony Morris Wiki – Biography

Granada Reports host Tony Morris died at the age of 57.

Tony Morris Short Biography

Tony Morris was a British newsreader for ITV Granada Reports. He previously worked as a reporter and bulletin presenter for BBC North West Tonight and for a brief period was a reporter for the BBC national news. He was born in Portsmouth on 30 September 1963. He died on 1 August 2020 from kidney cancer. Wikipedia

  • Born: September 30, 1963, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
  • Died: August 1, 2020
  • Education: St Luke’s Church of England School
  • TV shows: Granada Reports, Blouse and Skirt


Tony Morris Cause of death

ITV confirmed that Morris, who lives in Ramsbottom, died in Bury Hospice after being diagnosed with kidney cancer last year.

At the time of death, he was surrounded by his family when he died, including their daughter Natalie and Rebecca.

Morris presented ITV’s North West news program Granada Reports for 17 years and continued to appear on the program until a few weeks ago.

Tony Morris Daughter

His daughter Natalie shared a touching tribute that called her father her ‘best friend’.

Tweeted: “We lost our incredible father Saturday morning.

“He was more than a parent, but also our best friend. We are completely in heart, but we are very grateful for the time we spend with him.”

Mr. Morris’s longtime Granada co-host Lucy Meacock also paid tribute: “It was undoubtedly one of the most humble, kind and funny people I have met and would often make me laugh until my parties ached.

“I’m very, very sorry and my heart goes to their daughter Nat and Becky.

“A smile from Tony Morris has always brightened everyone’s day and definitely illuminated the whole North West for 17 years.”

Adding that the co-presenter is ‘a great observer of people and a great listener’, Meacock said, “It would always be respectful, but it always deceives the best interviews from people and never escapes a direct question.”

ITV News and Current Affairs Manager Michael Jermey also praised Mr. Morris.

she said: “Tony was a great presenter who instinctively understood what would interest his audience.

“It will be very much missed by anyone who enjoys working with him, and by viewers who appreciate his warmth, his fine questioning and his sense of dry humor.

“Tony’s death is a huge loss for news broadcasting.”




Early life

Morris was born and brought up in the city of Portsmouth in Hampshire, but later moved to St Helens, Merseyside.


Morris was educated at St. Luke’s Church of England School, now known as the Charter Academy, in the Southsea area of Portsmouth.

Life and career

Prior to being a television journalist and news presenter, Morris worked as a DJ and served in the RAF.


Northwest Tonight

Morris joined BBC Northwest Tonight initially as a reporter for the flagship programme based in Manchester, later going on to present shorter bulletins, usually weekend bulletins and the regional bulletin following the BBC News at Ten. For a brief period in his latter years with the BBC he worked as a reporter for the national news being based in London.

The Really Useful Show

Morris also co-hosted BBC Birmingham’s morning programme The Really Useful Show, in 1997.


Granada Reports

In 2003, Morris joined ITV Granada as the new male co-anchor alongside Lucy Meacock for Granada Reports. This came following the departures of Antony Wilson and So Rahman. More recently, he had alternate lunchtime and late bulletins added to his role. He celebrated 10 years on Granada Reports in September 2013.

ITV Weekend News

In 2007, Morris stood-in on the ITV Weekend News, which followed Granada Reports becoming the first regional news program ever to win a BAFTA.

Personal life

Morris had two adult daughters. He died at Bury Hospice on 1 August 2020 after being diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2019.