Head of Press, ITV Studios
Tessa is responsible for communications for ITV Studios, ITV’s international production business which makes and sells tv programmes around the world. ITV Studios has 55 production companies creating and making award-winning, critically acclaimed hit shows for over 200 channels around the globe including Bodyguard, I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, Poldark, Cold Feet, The Voice, Love Island, Queer Eye, University Challenge, Countdown, Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Dancing on Ice.
Prior to joining ITV, Tessa held senior positions at the BBC, Sky, UKTV and Avalon and has extensive experience in media relations, crisis comms and running successful campaigns for TV brands.
Tessa was born, educated and still lives with her husband and three children in Tower Hamlets. She is the daughter of Maltese parents, who came to the UK in the late 1960’s.
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