Sky News Business Presenter Joel Hills is to join ITV News as its new Business Editor.
He’ll replace Laura Kuenssberg who has joined BBC Newsnight as chief correspondent and presenter.
Joel wasn’t the only Sky staffer to apply for the ITV job. According to Media Guido, Dharshini David also applied but missed out.
“I am proud and thrilled to be appointed as ITV News Business Editor,” said Joel.
“I’m joining a terrific team and I can’t wait to get started. I have spent ten good years at Sky. I made strong friendships and worked alongside some inspiring journalists but this is one of those rare opportunities that is simply too enticing and too prestigious to turn down.”
— Paul Harrison (@HarrisonComms) February 18, 2014
I shant miss his desk hovel, or his shouty phonecalls, but am sorry to see the back of @joelhillssky Great catch for @itvnews new Biz Editor
— Samantha Washington (@skynewsSam) February 18, 2014
Congratulations to @joelhillssky – we'll miss you!
— Mark Kleinman (@MarkKleinmanSky) February 18, 2014
Congrats to the amazing @joelhillssky who's replacing @bbclaurak as ITV biz editor. Am sure he'll be brilliant. But we'll miss you Joel!
— Ed Conway (@EdConwaySky) February 18, 2014
— bernard cole (@bernardcole) February 18, 2014