Every time is really good to hear Mark Knopfler when he has some interview or he speak around for something. Some weeks ago he talked about Mike Neville, his impact, his voice and face. Below is the video where Mark Knopfler talk about Mike Neville.
Unfortunately, Mike passed away on 6 September 2017 at the age of 80. He was in front of the people’s screens for more than 40 years. Mike was British broadcaster and better known as a presenter on regional TV news in North East England.
He was also a Member of British Empire and that award he achieved in 1990. In his 43-years career with BBC and ITV franchise Tyne Tees Television, he became iconic figure in the region and is remembered for his solid presentational style.
Mike Neville is born on 17 October 1936. He was married with Pamela Edwards in 1962 and he was with her till his death. With she, Mike had one daughter.
On 6 September 2017, Neville’s family announced he had died at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead, following a short illness caused by cancer.
Watch Mark Knopfler pay tribute to his local hero Mike Neville. Lots more on Mike here: http://bit.ly/2xiDnzO
Posted by ITV Tyne Tees on Friday, September 8, 2017