Tony Morris Wiki – Biography
Tony Morris was the ITV Granada Reports host. Prior to working with ITV, Morris worked as a reporter and bulletin presenter for BBC North West Tonight. He also reported for BBC national news.
Cheshire Life added that Morris was a former RAF officer and radio presenter.
The TV presenter was born in Portsmouth.
According to Mirror UK, Morris helped Granada Reports become the first regional news program to win a BAFTA in 2007. That same year, the program won the 2007 News Coverage award.
In a 2010 interview with Cheshire Life, Morris opened up about past interviews. Reflecting on one particular program with Gillian Duffy, he said, “We did a live program outside Gillian Duffy’s house and there was an army of reporters and photographers camped in the street. What was really funny was that the people who lived there were surprised to see so much media there. People get to recognize you and one guy came up to me and asked how long the camera trucks were going to be there because he couldn’t park his car. I love situations like that.”
Morris added that while he was born in Lancashire, he considered himself a northerner. He told Cheshire Life, “I have lived up here now for longer than I lived down south. This is my home; this is where I love to be. I love the area and the people.”
Morris was educated at St. Luke’s Church of England School, now known as the Charter Academy, in the Southsea area of Portsmouth.
Tony Morris Age
Tony Morris was 57 years old. He was born on September 30, 1963, in Portsmouth, United Kingdom. He died on August 1, 2020.
Morris had two adult daughters.
Cause of Death
ITV Granada Reports host Tony Morris has died at age 57, according to ITV.com. The outlet reported that Morris passed away at Bury Hospice on Saturday after being diagnosed with kidney cancer last year.
On Monday, Morris’ daughter, Natalie, took to Twitter with a tribute to her father. “We lost our incredible dad on Saturday morning. He was more than a parent, he was also our best friend. We are utterly heartbroken but so grateful for the time we had with him.”
We lost our incredible dad on Saturday morning. He was more than a parent, he was also our best friend. We are utterly heartbroken, but so grateful for the time we had with him
We will be offline with family for a while, but so appreciative of the lovely messages
Nat & Becky x pic.twitter.com/ZH3u1HXAMe
— Natalie Morris (@Nmozz) August 3, 2020
Natalie then posted again, requesting that rather than send flowers, people make donations to Bury Hospice.
Morris’ former co-host, Lucy Meacock, then retweeted Natalie’s message, and wrote, “It is with a broken heart I retweet this… My thoughts are with his family and all who loved him x.”
— ITV Granada Reports (@GranadaReports) August 3, 2020
Once news of Morris’ passing surfaced on social media, a number of fans posted tributes about the ITV host.
Paul Crone, of ITV, posted a short video tribute to Morris, in which he said that Morris had a “wicked, wicked sense of humor.”
Crone continued, “I can’t tell you how kind and caring he was… but you could get him to laugh way, way too easy.”
Radio presenter Adrian Goldberg also tweeted about the loss, writing, “Stunned and saddened to hear of the death of Tony Morris who I knew from his time as a presenter for @bbc5live in Birmingham. We bumped into each other a few times over the years and he never changed. Really nice bloke, always cheerful and up for a laugh. RIP.”
Co-presenter of 17 years, Lucy Meacock, wrote, “He was, without doubt, one of the most humble, kind, and funny people I have ever met, and he would often make me laugh till my sides ached.”
Tony Morris’s net worth is unclear.