MBE for BBC Look North presenter Harry Gration

York Press: Harry Gration with his MBE Harry Gration with his MBE

HARRY Gration has received his MBE from the Prince of Wales in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

The Look North presenter, who has lived in York almost all his life, said receiving the award had been an emotional experience.

He said he was impressed by how much Prince Charles knew about each of the recipients at the investiture.

Before the ceremony Harry posted on his Twitter account saying he was nervous about the day ahead.

Later, he thanked his colleagues at Look North in Leeds and added: “Dickie Bird trained me well. Sorry about emotion. Once again thanks to all.”

The award honoured Harry’s services to broadcasting and was first announced in last year’s Birthday Honours list.

The former St Peter's School pupil has spent more than 40 years in broadcasting including the Today programme, and Match Of The Day.

He spent 12 years at Look North before landing a presenter's job on South Today eventually returning to Leeds to anchor the show in 1999 and now lives in York with his wife Helen.

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8:08am Fri 20 Dec 13

CaroleBaines says...

Well deserved, a true gent.
Well deserved, a true gent. CaroleBaines

9:13am Fri 20 Dec 13

smudge2 says...

Nice honest gent,always polite and well liked.
Nice honest gent,always polite and well liked. smudge2

10:41am Fri 20 Dec 13

Pedro says...

He lives close to me. Only ever seen him once. Very friendly to my father when they met up though.
He lives close to me. Only ever seen him once. Very friendly to my father when they met up though. Pedro

3:35pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Happytoliveinyork says...

We'll done - top man!
We'll done - top man! Happytoliveinyork

3:54pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Mr. Marcus says...

Very well deserved, Mr. G!
A real gentleman and so polite.
Very well deserved, Mr. G! A real gentleman and so polite. Mr. Marcus

9:46am Sat 21 Dec 13

roskoboskovic says...

it seems like if you don t tow the party line and congratulate old harry then you get censured and get a telling off from the editor.why bother having this facility if you can t tell the truth.
it seems like if you don t tow the party line and congratulate old harry then you get censured and get a telling off from the editor.why bother having this facility if you can t tell the truth. roskoboskovic

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