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News at Ten's Julie Etchingham: 'I don't give a monkey's about wrinkles'

13 May 2012 4:06 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The co-host of ITV's jubilee coverage reveals how she is swotting up – and why David Cameron once sent her a dalek

Julie Etchingham has a pragmatic take on the issues of ageism and sexism in television, which resurfaced last week when Frances Barber lamented the disappearance of older women and admitted she is saving up for a facelift.

The News at Ten co-anchor and Tonight presenter says she takes "a great deal of heart" from the recent Royal Television Society awards for her former Sky News colleagues Anna Botting and Alex Crawford, and the work of other female journalists, such as the BBC's foreign correspondent Lyse Doucet

"I just like to think you are valued for what you contribute and your journalism and that ultimately is what matters to me," she says. "I don't give a monkey's how wrinkled my face gets, but I would be worried if I thought »

- Tara Conlan

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Al-Jazeera English wins Rts news channel of the year

23 February 2012 3:31 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

English version of Arabic-language news network takes home two awards, as BBC Panorama care home show wins hat-trick

Al-Jazeera English has seen off competition from Sky News and the BBC to be named news channel of the year for the first time at the Rts television journalism awards.

During an evening that was filled with tributes to Sunday Times correspondent Marie Colvin, who was killed in Syria on Wednesday morning, the self-proclaimed "new kid on the block" al-Jazeera English took two awards.

In addition to beating the BBC News Channel and Sky News to news channel of the year, al-Jazeera English also won the innovative news prize for its social media and Skype-based show The Stream: Bahrain.

However, it was still a good night for the BBC, with flagship BBC1 series Panorama's acclaimed care home investigation winning three Rts TV journalism awards, including scoop of the year.

Sky News also fared well, »

- Tara Conlan

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