Ranvir Singh to leave North West Tonight
After five years of presenting on North West Tonight, Ranvir Singh is leaving the regional bulletin for Daybreak.
Currently on maternity leave, Singh was due to return to the BBC programme next year but she is now expected to present the first news hour on the ITV programme from September.
She said she made the decision to leave NWT "after serious consideration", adding that she "absolutely loved" working on the programme.
"I want to take this moment to say thank you for the opportunity, and the trust, invested in me, to lead a programme of such high calibre for the past four-and-a-half years - and it is with a mixture of pride and sadness that I say goodbye."
Aziz Rashid, head of NW regional output, said the newsreader was "something of an institution in the North West".
Singh joined NWT after working at BBC Radio Lancashire and Radio Manchester. She has co-hosted the bulletin with former presenter Gordon Burns since 2007, and with his replacement Roger Johnson since last autumn.
She has also presented for Radio 5 live. Annabel Tiffin is currently hosting the programme with Johnson.