Legendary broadcaster Bob Warman to receive honorary degree from University of Wolverhampton today
Former ITV Central journalist Bob Warman is to receive an honorary degree from the University of Wolverhampton today.
The veteran reporter, who was born in Walsall, spent 50 years with ITV before retiring last summer, and was described by co-presenter Sameena Ali-Khan as "a living legend".
Bob joined Central's predecessor ATV in April 1973, covering stories ranging from the Birmingham pub bombings to the closure of the Longbridge car works.
He attended preparatory school in Shrewsbury before starting his journalistic career on his local newspaper, The Walsall Observer.
His achievements include being awarded the Baird Medal, The Royal Television Society’s highest honour, in recognition of "his outstanding contribution to the Midlands television community".
And in March, Bob was awarded an MBE by Princess Anne for services to broadcasting and journalism in the West Midlands.
Other honorary graduates who will receive their degrees from the University of Wolverhampton today include BBC TV’s Springwatch host, Michaela Strachan; charity fundraiser and Wolves fan Manny Kang and University of Wolverhampton alumni; and Oscar-winning visual effects specialist Manolo Mantero, who was nominated for an Emmy award for his work on the Netflix Stranger Things series as well as working on high-profile films such as Dune.