Nevine Mabro made C4 News foreign editor

Nevine Mabro has replaced Ben de Pear as Channel 4 News foreign editor following his promotion to editor last month.

Mabro, who was formerly deputy editor, joined Channel 4 News in 2005 as a foreign affairs producer and news editor, landing the first interview with the Lockerbie bomber on his return to Libya, and the first reaction from the Afghan Taliban after the Wikileaks publication of US war documents.

She recently executive-produced ‘Horror of Homs”, a film from the besieged Syria town that won an Amnesty International award.

Her work from the field in Europe, Middle East and Africa has also been recognised by the Foreign Press Association and the Royal Television Society.

De Pear said: ‘Nevine combines first-hand experience of producing global exclusives from the ground with a strategic oversight of what foreign coverage should be at Channel 4 News.”

Before joining the programme she worked at APTN and CNN, and has been based in London and Washington.

Recruitment to fill the deputy foreign editor role will begin in due course.

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