Mihir Bose is leaving the Daily Telegraph to become the BBC's first sports editor.
The BBC said Bose will provide analysis and context to the major sports news stories across the BBC's news programming.
Bose started his journalistic career at the London Broadcasting Corporation, before joining the Sunday Times. He moved to the Daily Telegraph in 1995 where he started the paper's 'Inside Sports' column.
He has won a number of awards, including Business Columnist of the Year, Sports Story of the Year and Sports News Reporter of the Year. He has also presented on radio and television, including BBC Radio 4's Financial World Tonight, South Asia Report on BBC World Service and What the Papers Say for Channel 4.
Bose said: "I was brought up on the magical BBC World Service, and believe that the BBC is the greatest broadcaster there is. It's a wonderful challenge and I can't wait to start. However, I must add that I've had 12 very happy years with the Telegraph and will miss working with some of the finest print journalists there is."