- Keith Wilkinson (reporter)
Keith Wilkinson is a British
Lancashire, England, he began his career in newspaper journalism as a trainee reporter at The Westmorland Gazettein Kendal, Cumbria, in 1974. He joined Central Televisionin the former Associated TeleVisionBroad Street studios in Birminghamin 1984as a production journalist and bulletin newsreader.
Keith Wilkinson is now a senior reporter appearing on
Central Newsand Central Tonight. He has won numerous awards for broadcasting, including the national BTTelevision News Broadcaster of the Year, the ITVPiece to Camera Gold Award 2004, the BirminghamPress Club's Scoop of the Year 2004, and Television Journalist of the Year 2008in the Midlands Media Awards.
1993he produced an ITVdocumentary called "Stephanie's Story" about the kidnapping of estate agent Stephanie Slater by the murderer Michael Sams.
2006he was photographed in the Daily Starhaving a bucket of water poured over his head, as a joke, by Chris Tarrant, star of ITV's Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
Keith Wilkinson was featured as The Human Guinea Pig in a six-month experiment starting in March
2008on Central Tonightand itvlocal.com. It was launched in conjunction with researchers at the University of Birminghamin Englandas part of a project about physical fitnessin the over-50s. By July, Ironman triathleteAsker Jeukendrup, Professor of Exercise Metabolism and head of the university's Human Performance Laboratory, told ITVthat Wilkinson's rate of progress had been "unusual and spectacular". At the end of the project in September, Jeukendrup gave Wilkinson a VO2 max fitness assessment as a high 52.3.
The son of an
RAF Wellington Bombertail gunner, Keith spends his spare time researching World War II. He is the flight correspondent for an Australianwartime squadron.
External links and Sources
* [http://www.itvlocal.com/central/news/?player=CEN_Home_26&void=53338 ITV Local: Keith Wilkinson reports compilation]
* [http://www.itvlocal.com/ Central News/Central Tonight]
* [http://www.tvnewsroom.co.uk/qanda/answers.php?page=keithwilkinson TV Newsroom]
* [http://tvpresenters.thetvroomplus.com/channel-25.html The TV Room]
* [http://www.aston.ac.uk/downloads/marketing/aspects/archives/2006/August_2006.pdf Keith Wilkinson and Chris Tarrant at Aston University]
* [http://www.tiswasonline.com/clips.php Tiswas]
* [http://info.itvlocal.com/humanguinea.shtml Keith Wilkinson's ITV Human Guinea Pig page]
* [http://www.yournews.itvlocal.com/Clip.aspx?key=CD7EB8A3B81D83FC Human Guinea Pig experiment on ITV Local]
* [http://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/AWARDS/040423best.shtml Birmingham Press Club awards]
* [http://184.108.40.206/search?q=cache:v1gBjEuvkvcJ:www.itvregions.com/Central/About/Keith%2BWilkinson.htm+ITV+Central+Keith+wilkinson&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=uk ITV Central biography cached March 2007 ]
* [http://220.127.116.11/custom?cache:wJIgEPoMFHgJ:www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/bt/news/2000/12dec/001214kw.htm+wilkinson&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=28.htm BT Awards article]
* [http://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/awards/080609midlands.shtml Midlands Media Awards 2008]
* [http://www.bratclub.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=92&Itemid=26 Birmingham Running and Triathlon Club TV interviews with Wilkinson]
* [http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2003/dec/08/mondaymediasection10 Keith Wilkinson in Media Guardian]
* [http://www.askerjeukendrup.com/media.html Prof Asker Jeukendrup website re Wilkinson]
* [http://www.itvlocal.com/central/news/?player=CEN_News_15&void=233653 Prof Jeukendrup's final fitness assessment on ITV Local]
* [http://www.crossbayrun.org.uk/ CancerCare site on Wilkinson's Guinea Pig project]
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