Debbie Ramsay

Debbie Ramsay is the editor of 5 News, the hour-long news bulletin produced by ITN, which airs weeknights on Channel 5 at 5pm.

Debbie took up the role in September 2023, joining ITN from Channel 4 where she was commissioning editor for news and current affairs and launch editor for C4’s youth documentary strand UNTOLD. 

Before Channel 4, Debbie worked at the BBC for 16 years. Most recently as an executive editor at BBC News in charge of commissioning original journalism across the UK, and before that as head of youth journalism and in senior editorial roles at Radio 1 and 1Xtra Newsbeat, leading a large team of journalists to provide award-winning content for the BBC’s flagship multi-platform youth outlets including BBC iPlayer.

She began her career working on local newspapers in the northwest of England, before moving into local radio there and in Birmingham before going on to work Capital AM and FM in London presenting early bulletins and as a breakfast news editor.