Harry Gration (born October
1950, Bradford) is a television
presenter based in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
He is one of the main
for the BBC Yorkshire
regional magazine programme
In his early years, he lived on Toller Lane
where his father was the manager of Boots
on Darley Street
, then his family
moved to Leeds and York. He went to the independent St Peter's
School, York, where he enjoyed playing cricket.
to be a teacher at St John's College (now York St John University), becoming a
history teacher at the Rodillian High School in Rothwell.
He started out doing sports commentaries from Radio Leeds
and Radio Humberside
, whilst still a
history teacher. He moved full-time to the BBC to present Look
North with Judith Stamper, then
became spokesman for the Rugby
Football League in 1994, and spent some time in the late 1990s
as a host of South Today, based in
In the meantime, Look North was managing
with Sophie Raworth
. He rejoined Look
North in January 1999, co-hosting with Clare Frisby
, when Mike McCarthy
left ITV Yorkshire
to join Look North, he has been teamed with her and their weather
man Paul Hudson
and together they have
won many awards.
He also fronts the Super League
and is a regular reporter for the BBC Olympic coverage and
. He is known to be a fan of
many sports, being seen at many events.
He has been married three times. He married Helen Chene in December
2001 in North Yorkshire. They had twin sons in May 2003. They live