ITV's Nick Robinson confirmed as new BBC political editor

ITV News political editor Nick Robinson has been confirmed by the BBC as Andrew Marr’s replacement.
 
He returns to the BBC as political editor at 41 after three years doing the same job at ITN.
 
He said: “I’ve relished trying to give Andy Marr a run for his money over the past couple of years.
 
“I’m excited and daunted in equal measure at the
prospect of now trying to fill his rather ample shoes. The job of BBC
political editor is to bring drama, insight and analysis to a subject
too many say they dislike but most know they simply cannot ignore. I
can’t wait.”
 
As well as reporting for the main news bulletins
such as Today and the Ten O’Clock News, the BBC says its political
editor “advises programmes across the BBC in terms of suggested
coverage and stories, and the portrayal of political events, helping to
ensure a full diversity of voices”.
 
Director of news Helen Boaden said: “I am
delighted that Nick is joining the team. He brings incisive
interviewing, a sharp questioning of authority and an ability to make
politics and policy engaging to all audiences.
 
“I know that he will deliver original and accessible journalism across all of our services.”
 
Robinson’s career so far
 
Nick Robinson was born in Macclesfield, Cheshire,
in 1963 and went to Cheadle Hulme School followed by University
College, Oxford where he studied politics, philosophy and economics.
 
He joined the BBC as a trainee producer in 1986
on Brass Tacks, Newsround and Crimewatch and moved on to become deputy
editor of On the Record and then Panorama. He launched Late Night Live
on Five Live and also worked as a presenter on Weekend Breakfast.
 
Before joining ITV News as political editor in November 2002 he was chief political correspondent for News 24.
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