Stewart White

Meet the nominees: ITV Calendar's Duncan Wood

“I’d been at my dad’s paper since I could walk,” ITV Calendar’s Duncan Wood recalls. “I was smelling the ink, seeing the presses rolling…”

It’s a nostalgic image, and one that drove Wood into journalism.

After flunking both his O-Levels and A-Levels, he got a job at his dad’s paper, the Sunderland Echo.

“My dad hated journalists,” he laughs. “He went from office boy to Managing Director. He hated them with a passion.”

Meet the nominees: BBC Look East's Stewart White

Stewart White is a regular at the RTS Television Journalism Awards having won the Regional Presenter of the Year in 2013, 2014 and 2016.

He is nominated once again for his work presenting BBC Look East. “It’s nice that the viewers who watch Look East know that it’s a well-regarded programme” he reflects.

The key to the success of the programme, he believes, is knowing the audience. “We cover stories which really matter to people who live in the region.”