Esme Wren named as new BBC Newsnight editor

From BBC - February 12, 2018

Esme Wren has been named as the Editor of Newsnight and will take over from Ian Katz.

She will be leaving her role as head of Politics, Business and Specialist Journalism at Sky News to join the BBC.

Wren has worked in a number of senior editorial roles at Sky News, but started her career as a producer on Newsnight in the 1990s.

Katz left the BBC in November 2017 to become director of programmes at Channel 4.

The incoming head of news and current affairs, Fran Unsworth, unveiled the new appointment in an email to BBC staff.

She said, "Newsnight is in Esme's DNA. It's where she began her broadcasting career and we are delighted to welcome her back to the BBC as its editor.


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