Ellen Jane Crisell (born 19 July 1976) is an English journalist and television presenter working for the BBC. Crisell has presented the BBC One 8:00 pm news summary, and is a relief presenter on the BBC News Channel. She was formerly the main presenter of children's news programme Newsround on CBBC and Newsround Extra.
Ellen Jane Crisell
19 July 1976
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She began as a Newsround presenter in February 2003 shortly after previous chief anchor Becky Jago's departure. Significant stories that Crisell reported included the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami and she travelled to Indonesia to see the effects of the disaster. She also travelled to Athens in Greece to give daily reports on the 2004 Summer Olympics. In addition to serious reports, she also presented more light-hearted stories, including a report on the Harry Potter-inspired rise of magic in the UK that ended with her being sawn in half by a magician in an illusion called Clearly Impossible.
Crisell has not presented Newsround since returning from maternity leave, and her profile has been taken off the show's website.
On 12 September 2006, Crisell appeared on Newsnight, her first non-sports based appearance on BBC News main output.
In November 2006, Crisell started relief presenting for BBC News.
Following a second maternity leave in 2015, Crisell began presenting South East Today as a stand-in presenter from July onwards.
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