Matt Frei joins Channel 4 News

Matt Frei, BBC’s Washington correspondent, is joining Channel 4 News.

Matt, who currently hosts BBC World America, will continue as Washington correspondent for Channel 4 News. Sarah Smith will return to London.

Matt Frei said: “I’ve always respected the journalism at Channel 4 News – and it’s an honour to join such a distinguished team. I’m looking forward to the editorial creativity and the opportunities across the channel that come with working for a broadcaster with a remit for challenging, fearless news.”

Cathy Newman will become a regular presenter alongside Jon Snow and Krishnan Guru-Murthy.

Cathy Newman said: “Over the last five years, I’ve had a fantastic time covering the politics beat, and I can’t wait to build on that in this new presenter role. Jon and Krish are without a doubt the best presenters in the business, and I feel honoured to join them in the studio. I’ll continue to hold people to account, unearth what’s going on, and ask the awkward questions – the way Channel 4 News does best.”

And BBC Newsnight correspondent Jackie Long has been appointed as Social media affairs editor.

“This is a fantastic role and I’m delighted to be taking it up at such an important and interesting time. I’m looking forward to the challenge of explaining how the extraordinary changes being made in domestic policy will affect the real lives of people across the country. The creation of this new role is a sign of Channel Four’s commitment to reporting Britain and I’m really excited to be part of that.”

Posted by Johnnie Larkin on Thursday 19 May 2011
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