Gail Mellors

Gail Mellors

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Arts & Humanities

Staff Group(s)
Broadcasting and Journalism

Role

Gail is the Course Leader of the BA (Hons) Broadcast Journalism degree. Gail teaches Broadcast and Convergence Journalism; runs multiplatform news days; and is a supervisor for undergraduate multiplatform projects.

Career overview

Gail started her career in newspapers working on both regional and national titles as a reporter, crime correspondent and news editor. She then moved into broadcasting working for ITV Yorkshire’s regional evening news programme Calendar for 13 years whilst also working on numerous secondments for Daybreak and ITN.

During her career Gail has been an on-screen reporter, a presenter and a programme producer as well as producing a number of documentaries for regional and network audiences. Gail continues to appear on TV as a freelance reporter / presenter for ITV Central.

External activity

Freelance reporter / presenter for ITV.

Press expertise

  • Principles and practice of multi-platform journalism, digital media and broadcast journalism
  • Journalism’s role in society
  • News media in general and coverage of topical issues and current affairs