Nina Hossain, journalist and ITN News presenter

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 10:47:00 BST

The journalist and ITN news presenter comments on the honorary award she received from her hometown university

ONE of the UK’s top TV journalists told University of Huddersfield students planning on entering her profession: “Go for it! You won’t regret it”. 

Nina Hossain – born and educated in Huddersfield – has been presented with an Honorary Doctorate of her hometown university.  She received the award at a special ceremony at St Paul’s Hall.  It recognised the achievements of her 20-year journalistic career, culminating in 10 years with ITN, for which she has reported live on some of the biggest events of the past  decade, including the July 7th London bombings, the 2012 Olympics and the Royal Wedding. 

She presents the flagship News at Ten news programme, and for fifteen years has been the face of the evening news in the capital, first with BBC London and now with ITV News London.  

Ms Hossain’s honorary doctorate was conferred at a ceremony that also saw dozens of journalism and broadcasting students receive their degrees.  She told them that journalism was a “brilliant career” with never a dull day. 

“If you have just a percentage of the luck that I have had, then you will have a brilliant time,” she added.  “Journalists interview ordinary people, film stars and prime ministers at the worst times and the best times of their lives.  It is a privileged position to be on the front seat of history,” said Ms Hossain. 

She also urged new University of Huddersfield graduates never to forget the time they had spent in “this great town and this great university”.

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