James Landale is a correspondent for the BBC.
Before joining the BBC in 2003, Landale spent 10 years as a reporter with The Times newspaper, latterly as Assistant Foreign Editor.
In 2005 Landale wrote Duel, a book about a 1826 duel in Kirkcaldy involving his ancestor David Landale.
Landale was chief political correspondent for the BBC News Channel until 2009 when he became Deputy Political Editor, assisting then Political Editor Nick Robinson. During his time as a political correspondent he presented some relief shifts on the channel.
In July 2017, Landale rejected an offer from Prime Minister Theresa May to become the eighth Downing Street Director of Communications. The role was taken by fellow BBC journalist Robbie Gibb.