Birmingham Press Club president Bob Warman was honoured at the Royal Television Society ‘s annual Midlands gala dinner and awards - for completing 50 years in journalism.
The “legendary” anchorman on ITV Central News, Bob began his career as a print journalist on the Walsall Observer – part of the Birmingham Post & Mail “empire” - before going into radio and eventually television.
His former co-presenter on Central News, Press Club chairman Llewela Bailey, who introduced a video showing highlights of Bob’s career, said: “For 20 years, from 1989, we were a team – a TV partnership that evolved into one of the best friendships I’ve ever known.
“I not only learned my trade from the man himself but positively delighted in every moment of it. He is a legend.”
Bob, aged 70, told guests at the awards: “A wonderful 43 years in television and 50 years in journalism….I wouldn’t have swapped it for any other profession.
And I’m not intending to hang up my microphone yet.”
To see the full video, click here.