ITV Evening News: 1999-2004

On 8 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 bulletin was to become the channels flagship news programme as News at Ten was also axed at this time. Initially, the programme was anchored by Trevor McDonald. At the time the axing of News at Ten caused outcry from politicians and the general public and ratings for ITV news programmes fell. The period from 1999 to 2001 also saw the gradual removal of the ITN brand from ITV news programmes, initially from the programme titles in 1999 and from reporter checks and voiceovers in late 2001.



Studio and Presenter Shots


The following year McDonald left to present the short-lived ITV News at Ten. Following McDonald’s departure from the ITV Evening News on 22 January 2001, Dermot Murnaghan and Mary Nightingale became the programme’s main newscasters. Mark Austin replaced Murnaghan following the latter presenter’s defection to BBC News in 2002. At the same the Titles were revised to included the headlines as well from this point forward.


Studio and Presenter Shots



Graphics and Sport

News Channel Promo

2003 Refresh

On 22 June 2003, ITV News refreshed its graphics to replace the red colours with yellow

Presenter Shots and Programme Close