GB News: Meet our regional reporters

GB News regional reporters
GB News regional reporters

Meet the GB News regional reporting team

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GB News goes live on air across linear television channels on June 13, bringing the news which matters to you.

Our focus will be on bringing you the best news stories from across the country, with our team of video journalists embedded in their local communities.

Here's a look at our team of regional reporters. Because if it matters to you, it matters to us.

Amelia Harper

Amelia Harper - East of England reporter
Amelia Harper - East of England reporter

Our East of England reporter Amelia Harper has a first class BSc and an MA in journalism but says it’s her dyslexia that helps her to see the bigger perspective on stories, which is exactly what she’ll be bringing to GB News in her region. Follow Amelia on Twitter.

Anna Riley

Anna Riley - Yorkshire & Humberside reporter
Anna Riley - Yorkshire & Humberside reporter

Anna joins the Yorkshire and Humberside team at GB News from local paper Hull Live and thinks Yorkshire’s voices deserve more space in the national conversation and you should expect to hear a lot from her on GB News. She will be working alongside fellow GB News reporter Kevin Larkin. Follow Anna on Twitter.

Balvinder Sidhu

Balvinder Sidhu - Midlands reporter
Balvinder Sidhu - Midlands reporter

Joining our Midlands reporting team, Balvinder has won multiple awards including RTS Journalist of the Year for her bold reporting and deep understanding of what happens in her region. She has spent the last eight years as GMB’s Midlands breakfast presenter.

Balvinder was born and raised in the Midlands, and is looking forward to tackling the stories which matter and make a difference to you, our viewers. Follow Balvinder on Twitter.

Bradley Harris

Bradley Harris - North West reporter
Bradley Harris - North West reporter

Bradley is GB News’ North West reporter and has lived in Greater Manchester for the last seven years where he has gotten to know local communities in the region. He has previously reported for BBC Radio Manchester, Radio 1’s Newsbeat and BBC 5 Live. He thinks the North West is the jewel in the UK's crown, and his favourite meal is cheese, chips and gravy. Follow Bradley on Twitter.

David Donaldson

David joins our reporting team in Scotland. Having lived and worked in areas including Orkney, Caithness, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Ayrshire and Moray, David is connected to a lot of areas across the country and is passionate about the stories that matter to the people of Scotland.He wants to bring the unique voices of Scotland to GB News, with more than 15 years of broadcasting experience. Follow David on Twitter.

Duncan Sleightholme

Duncan Sleightholme - South West reporter
Duncan Sleightholme - South West reporter

Our new South West journalist Duncan Sleightholme, is a two-times RTS Reporter of the Year winner for Devon & Cornwall. Duncan has been covering the South West for ITV, the BBC and others for 20 years and can’t wait to bring more of its news, views and attitude to GB News.

Ellie Costello

Ellie Costello - South East reporter
Ellie Costello - South East reporter

GB News’ Ellie Costello comes from Essex, and you should expect to hear a lot from her as she finds out what really matters to people in the South East. She completed two degrees in Southampton and London before working at BBC News. Follow Ellie on Twitter.

Ellie believes coverage of the south east of England is often too London-centric, and that there is more to the region than the capital.

Kevin Larkin

Kevin Larkin - Yorkshire & Humberside reporter
Kevin Larkin - Yorkshire & Humberside reporter

Kevin is a passionate advocate for Yorkshire and is determined to give its people a strong voice on GB News, and believes there is more to the region than meets the eye.

He joins us from the BBC and local radio, having broken countless exclusives across the patch. Kevin will be working with fellow GB News reporter Anna Riley as part of the Yorkshire and Humberside team. Follow Kevin on Twitter.

Lily Hewitson

Lily Hewitson - Wales reporter
Lily Hewitson - Wales reporter

Lily joins our reporting team in Wales. Born and raised in Llandaff, Cardiff, she is passionate about ensuring strong Welsh voices and opinions are heard across Great Britain. She has previously worked for Cardiff TV and BBC Wales. Follow Lily on Twitter.

Paul Hawkins

Paul Hawkins - London reporter
Paul Hawkins - London reporter

Our new London reporter Paul Hawkins has worked in the capital for 15-years, understanding the issues and loves the quirks. Paul is highly experienced and has previously worked for the BBC and Sky and plans to seek out people from all of London’s communities so their stories can be told in a fresh and exciting way.

Paul explains why he thinks London is one of the world's greatest capital cities in his exclusive piece for the GB News website. Follow Paul on Twitter.

Rachel Sweeney

Rachel Sweeney - North East reporter
Rachel Sweeney - North East reporter

Rachel is a seasoned journalist who spent 13 years with ITV Tyne Tees in the North East and knows the area inside out. She feels the North East has a lot to shout about, and looks forward to putting the north firmly on the map and ensuring your views are heard. Follow Rachel on Twitter.