Jonathan Wheatley

Things I have done include - presenting live world news for BBC World Service (for seven years) and SKY TV : presenting local news for HTV or ITV West (for five years) ; working as a news writer at Worldwide Television News and as a regular presenter for WTN's documentaries like Earthfile and Nigeria, working as an Announcer or voice for ITV (HTV Wales, HTV West and Meridian stations). Presenter for KCTS TV (PBS Seattle).
 
I have also acted and presented in a variety of corporates, promos and commercials for clients like Rosetta Stone, MyWebPresenters, Bravo TV, Challenge TV, Flextech TV, BBC TV Promos, HSBC, Astra Satellite,. Also Presenter for the Save The Children Flamenco Night at the Royal Albert Hall.


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Jonathan Wheatley

Jonathan Wheatley

EDUCATION
University of Westminster - TV Presentation.
University of Oregon - Studied Master of Fine Arts in Communication.
Richmond Adult College - TV/Video Production.
University of Wales - B.Sc American Literature.
Royal College of Music - Grade VIII with Distinction - Piano.
Equity member.
N.U.J member.
WORK HISTORY
2003-Present
News Presenter of live BBC World Service main bulletins and summaries. Also Continuity Announcer, Studio Manager and Director during weekend and night shifts where I would put live programmes on air, fill to time and put my colleagues, who were reading summaries in different studios, on air. Also Presenter of the legendary worldwide report series – From Our Own Correspondent.
1994-2000
Presented live news programmes for HTV (now ITV West): particularly their lunchtime programme, The West Today, and their most popular late night news programme, The West Tonight (for five years). Also worked freelance as an anchor of live international and regional news programmes for companies like London Today (Carlton) and SKY TV’s News on the Hour.
1992-1993Freelance Continuity Announcer for ITV’s Meridian and HTV Wales regions (which also required weather presenting for Meridian and announcing in Welsh for HTV Wales)
1991-1992News writer and narrator for Worldwide Television News (WTN now APTN). I also presented WTN’s documentaries including a five hour programme about Nigeria and their environmental series Earthfile.
CORPORATES, COMMERCIALS, PROMOTIONS, FILMS
HSBC, Astra Satellite, Nat West, Flextech TV, Bravo TV, Challenge TV, Stay gripped, BBC Promos.
Jarvis Interior Design (Portland Business Radio).
Lead actor in Chariots of Fire spoof for American shoes (Tyee Productions, Portland)
Master Chess Player in No Win (North West Films, Seattle), Lead actor in A Change of Pace (Cambrian Pictures and Oregon Public Television, Portland USA).
THEATRE
Elyot – Private Lives (Shaw’s Corner)
Sherlock Holmes – Hound of the Baskervilles (O.R.T.)
Inspector Leach – Towards Zero (Oregon Repertory Theatre)
Dave – Otherwise Engaged (Portland Civic Theatre)
Sir Nathaniel – Love’s Labour’s Lost (University of Oregon)
General – Savages Dylan Thomas Theatre, Swansea)
KNOWLEDGE, ACHIEVEMENTS, RESPONSIBILITIES
Excellent Communication and Presentation skills.  Copes well under pressure in a live broadcasting environment.  Writer of programme scripts, transmission information, news bulletins (WTN). Weather presenter (Meridian and Radio 4’s Shipping Forecast) and Continuity Announcer (ITV, BBC).  Presented live news for regional TV (ITV’s HTV West), for international TV (SKY TV’s News on the Hour), for international radio (BBC World Service). Presenter for the Save The Children’s Flamenco Night Concert at The Royal Albert Hall
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