Geoff Hill Death – Obituary – Ex-ITV News editor Geoff Hill, who has died aged 52

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Geoff Hill Death – Obituary – Geoff Hill, 52,  highly respected journalist and former editor of ITV News has been announced dead on the 16th of September 2021. Geoff was dead after years of suffering from leukaemia.

Other journalists hailed him as a “giant” of the industry because of his love for breaking news stories.

Hill is survived by his wife, Nat Hill, and his three children, Emily, Olivia, and Alfie.

Tributes

ITV’s political editor, Robert Peston said, “My friend and boss Geoff Hill has died after years of suffering from leukaemia. He was a brilliant editor at ITV News, he backed me and I will always be in his debt.

“More importantly, he was generous, kind, fun. Like so many whom he inspired, I am devastated. Sincerest condolences to his family and all who loved him.”

 

His former employer, ITN, remembered his great contribution as a talented and respected journalist of longstanding. They paid tribute to him; “This is a desperately sad day for all of us at ITN,” said the chief executive, Deborah Turness. “Geoff was a giant in our industry, a journalist’s journalist, who simply adored the competitive adrenaline of television news, and never forgot why what we do really matters.

“A force of nature, he loved nothing more than to be at the heart of a breaking news story, leading his team from the front. He was an exceptional leader and editor, as well as a much-loved friend and mentor to so many. He will be deeply missed.”