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Nick Dixon (British journalist)

Nick Dixon
Dixon reporting on Daybreak from Times Square on 28 April 2011
Born Nick Dixon
(1971-09-26) 26 September 1971
Scotland, United Kingdom
Occupation Correspondent, Journalist, Television producer
Years active 2005-present
Television Good Morning Britain (2014—)
Daybreak (2010-14)
GMTV (2005-10)
Children 1 (b. 2012)

Nick Dixon is a Scottish journalist, television presenter and former television producer, best known for his roles on ITV Breakfast programmes GMTV, Daybreak and Good Morning Britain. In 2005, Dixon joined breakfast programme GMTV as a news correspondent and a stand-in news presenter on the programme. When GMTV closed in 2010, he was transferred to the show's successor Daybreak where he worked as their New York correspondent. He is now based in London working as a News Correspondent for the current ITV Breakfast show Good Morning Britain.

Contents

  • Career 1
  • Filmography 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Career

Nick Dixon left school at the age of 16 and went to work for BBC Scotland delivering the mail.

In 1991, Dixon started as a copy boy in the newsroom of BBC Radio Scotland, moving onto typing up stories from reporters and correspondents and helping out on location.

Dixon joined Radio Clyde in Glasgow as a Production Assistant in 1993 and in the same year worked as a researcher on the BBC quiz show Catchword.

Dixon started with Scottish Television (STV) as a Promotions Director in 1995 where he scripted, edited, voiced and directed on-air promotional material, and also voiced live continuity announcements. During this time he created a Formula One news website – which won a BBC web award.

1999 marked the beginning of Dixon's time with Scottish Television's flagship news programme Scotland Today, starting as a production journalist. During his seven years at the station, he presented news bulletins, the weekend and late news, and also the main evening programme. Dixon reported on news items such as the Maryhill gas explosion, the Tsunami appeal, the opening of the Scottish Parliament and the Edinburgh Festival.

Dixon has also produced and presented a documentary on STV entitled Archie McLean: The Forgotten Father of Brazilian Football.

Moving to London in July 2005, Dixon joined GMTV as a news producer. He was promoted to reporter in November 2005 and during his first week on the job reported live from the Paris riots on the Champs-Élysées. Dixon reported live from Times Square, New York City on David Blaine's world record attempt in May 2006. He was also a relief newsreader on GMTV.

In September 2010, Dixon transferred to ITV Breakfast programme Daybreak as New York correspondent. From July 2011 until April 2014, he was a Features correspondent, based in London. In April 2014, Daybreak was axed to make way for a new ITV Breakfast programme called Good Morning Britain for which Dixon is a news correspondent.[1]

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes Reference(s)
1999-2005 Scotland Today News presenter Stand-in news presenter on 28 April 2006 and 20 February 2007
2005-2010 GMTV News Correspondent Stand-in news presenter on 28 April 2006 and 20 February 2007 [2][3]
2006 Archie McLean: The Forgotten Father of Brazilian Football Narrator and Producer One-off documentary for STV
2010-11 Daybreak New York Correspondent Replaced by Lucy Watson in July 2011
2011-14 News Correspondent Based in London since 2011
2014— Good Morning Britain News Correspondent Moved from Daybreak in April 2014

References

  1. ^ "About Nick Dixon". ITV. 28 Apr 2014
  2. ^ "Nick Dixon". Rex Features. Retrieved April 1, 2013.
  3. ^ Adams, Lisa (2006). "Nick's the pick of GM crop; Hunky presenter is the latest Scot to land top job on breakfast show." The Free Library.

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