Victoria Derbyshire named new presenter of BBC Newsnight

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Victoria Derbyshire has been named the new presenter of BBC Newsnight.

She will become joint lead presenter alongside Kirsty Wark from September.

“I am so delighted to be joining the legend that is Kirsty Wark and the talented Newsnight team under new and ambitious leadership,” said Victoria.

“This is a special opportunity to take on one of the best jobs in British journalism and help shape the programme’s future.

“I can’t wait to champion more stories about people’s lives while holding those who represent them to account.”

The Newsnight permanent team now comprises Victoria Derbyshire and Kirsty Wark as lead presenters, with Faisal Islam continuing to present regularly.

Victoria will also continue to present Ukrainecast on BBC Sounds.

Newsnight editor Stewart Maclean added: “Victoria is one of the most tenacious journalists in the business, with a fantastic ability to ask the straightforward questions our viewers want answered, and a shelf-full of major awards for her work.

“We’re delighted she’s joining us on Newsnight as a lead presenter alongside Kirsty. It’s an exciting time for Newsnight, and Victoria and Kirsty will be a formidable partnership at the heart of our presenter line up.”

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