Katie Razzall appointed new Culture Editor for BBC News

Katie Razzall, the multi-award-winning UK Editor and presenter of Newsnight, has been appointed Culture Editor for BBC News

"Culture is the window into our lives. At a time of great uncertainty for many in the arts, there’s never been a more vital moment to tell the cultural stories of our country in all its breadth and fascinating diversity. I can’t wait to get stuck in.” — Katie Razzall

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Katie replaces Arts Editor Will Gompertz in the new post of Culture Editor. This reflects a broader scope in the role, covering arts, entertainment and embracing culture in all its forms across the UK.

Joining BBC Newsnight as Special Correspondent in 2014, Katie was promoted to UK Editor in 2019. Previously, she spent 15 years at Channel 4 News. Her recent investigations include a Bafta-nominated report about Covid’s impact on care homes, an RTS and Orwell prize-nominated series on Britain’s Hidden Children’s Homes, and RTS award-winning coverage of the Grenfell Tower fire.

Katie Razzall says: “Culture is the window into our lives. It’s never been more entwined with politics, tech and the economy as it is now. At a time of great uncertainty for many in the arts, there’s never been a more vital moment to tell the cultural stories of our country in all its breadth and fascinating diversity. I can’t wait to get stuck in.”

Fran Unsworth, Director, BBC News and Current Affairs, says: “Katie’s impressive track record of original journalism and empathetic, revelatory storytelling will be a real asset in this role. We look forward to her coverage.”

Katie will take up her new role in November.

Source BBC One

July 30, 2021 4:00am ET by BBC One  

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