The ITV Evening News is the evening news bulletin on the British television network ITV. It is produced by ITN.
The 30-minute programme, presented by Mary Nightingale covers British national and international news stories and broadcasts at 6:30pm from Monday to Friday. In the event of a major news story, one of the programme’s presenters will front the first ten to fifteen minutes of the programme from the scene of the story. The other newscaster will remain in the studio and read the day’s other news.
On Bank Holidays, the main evening bulletin usually airs at either 6:15pm or 6:45pm, running for 15 minutes.
On 6 September 1976, ITV introduced a daytime television schedule for the first time. This new schedule included a new programme, the ITN News at 5.45.
In April 1988, the News at 5.45 underwent some cosmetic changes, with the visual 'roll' logo and electronic audio being dropped in favour of a new computer-generated opening sequence and a more contemporary theme tune.
By March 1992, the News at 5.40 was dropped, and re-launched as the ITN Early Evening News.
In 1995, all ITN programmes relaunched with a unified look, using blue colours (the corporate colour of ITN at the time).
On 8th March 1999, ITN's Early Evening News programme was moved from 5:40pm to 6:30pm, was renamed the ITV Evening News and extended to 30 minutes.
The ITV Evening News was relaunched on 2 February 2004.
The ITV Evening News was relaunched on 16 January 2006.
On Monday 9th February 2009, the Evening News was given a new look, with an evening backdrop of the London landscape replacing the ITN atrium view, which had been the main backdrop since January 2006.
As part of a 'brand realignment' programme which saw all ITV News bulletins undergo a makeover, the ITV Evening News became the ITV News at 6.30 on 2 November 2009.
A new look for ITV News programming was launched on Monday 14 January 2013, to co-incide with the rebranding of ITV.