George Ward is an award-winning Multimedia Journalist and Broadcaster.
Born in Leeds, he grew up in Aberdeenshire and studied Journalism at Edinburgh Napier University. During his studies, he undertook several placements and built a vast portfolio of written, audio and video content at outlets including Sky News, The Edinburgh Reporter and Podium.Me and he launched Radio ENRG, the university's radio station, in his final year.
Shortly after graduating with a first-class honours degree, he secured the position of Roving Reporter at local television station STV Edinburgh and helped launch the channel with flagship magazine programme 'The Fountainbridge Show' on Wednesday 12th January 2015.
George with The Fountainbridge Show's Zara Janjua, Ewen Cameron & Hayley Matthews
George conducted over 330 live reports and filmed / appeared in over 370 pre-recorded videos which showcased the local communities, personalities, lifestyle and events of Scotland. His other credits include Presenter, Producer, Social Media Reporter and Video Journalist and his work featured on other STV programmes, including 'Edinburgh Festival 2015, 2016 and 2017' and 'The Festival Show' in 2018.
George was a Roving Reporter and VJ for 'Live at Five' which aired weekdays on STV2. As well as sourcing stories and interviewees for live broadcasts, he scripted, filmed, edited and presented pre-recorded video packages.
Having returned to his birth city, George can currently be seen daily on Leeds TV as a Senior VJ, producing and presenting content for 'Your Yorkshire' and the wider Local TV Ltd network.
To date, George has filmed, edited and appeared in over 2000 reports. Not all of those have been posted online, but those that have been uploaded have amassed over 3,000,000 views and counting.
George was nominated for the Royal Television Society Yorkshire Presenter Award in 2020.
For more info and clips, take a look at the TV and RADIO pages.
Official launch of the new Edinburgh Napier University Broadcasting Facilities, March 2016
George with David Tanner, Angus Simpson and Lorraine Kelly
Image courtesy of Allan Shedlock
George won Best Newcomer (Gold) at the Student Radio Association's Student Radio Awards 2014. DJs Goldierocks (Sam Hall, pictured below), Nick Grimshaw, Dave Berry and the British Council's Phil Catchpole (also pictured) presented him with the award at The O2 in London.
George also won Most Inspiring Student at the annual student-led 'Excellence Awards' organised by Napier Students’ Association in the same year. He was the Edinburgh Napier University FECCI (Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries) winner.
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