STV announces presenter for STV News Tonight

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STV News Tonight , the flagship news programme on Scotland’s new channel, STV2, will be presented live from Glasgow by anchor Halla Mohieddeen.
Halla Mohieddeen, from the Scottish borders and a graduate of Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, has extensive international broadcast experience having spent the last 10 years working in China and France. Mohieddeen has covered the biggest international stories of the last decade for Paris based 24 hour international news channel, France 24, as their Morning News and Middle East Matters presenter, and a number of China’s TV and radio stations, including CCTV, Xinhua News Network Corporation and Beijing Radio 774.
STV News Tonight, the 7pm weeknight programme, will be produced using STV and ITV News resources and will offer a comprehensive service of Scottish, UK and international news from a Scottish perspective. Recognising the unique news agenda of a devolved nation, the 30 minute programme will deliver a service tailored specifically to the interests of Scottish viewers.
Halla Mohieddeen said: "STV News Tonight is a unique way to bring the news to Scottish audiences. It's an exciting project which I am very proud to be a part of. I'm thrilled to be returning to Scotland to anchor the show live from Glasgow."
Bobby Hain, director of channels at STV, said: “The launch of STV2 has created a number of new opportunities, particularly within the news team, including the appointment of Halla Mohieddeen to anchor the channel’s flagship news programme. STV News Tonight is a fantastic opportunity to bring consumers in Scotland more choice with a nightly news programme that combines Scottish, UK and international news while complementing STV’s existing schedule of bulletins.”  
STV’s existing city TV channels for Glasgow and Edinburgh will be rebranded and combined with three new licences for Aberdeen, Ayr and Dundee under one distinct brand, STV2. The channel will broadcast 24 hours per day, seven days per week on Freeview channel 8, Sky channel 117, Virgin channel 159 and be streamed online via the STV Player.
For further information, please contact the STV press office:- 
Eleanor Marshall
0141 300 3670 / 07803 970 143
Anna Hendry
0141 300 3830