ITV News has hired Natasha Kaplinsky to anchor regional news bulletin London Tonight.
Kaplinsky was the face of Five News but left the channel after taking a break to have a baby in 2010.
Kaplinsky is to join ITV News in mid-September when Nina Hossain goes on maternity leave.
ITV London tonight editor Faye Nickolds said: 'Natasha has an impressive background presenting national and regional news programmes – including a short spell on ITV London Tonight. We're very much looking forward to her joining the team until Nina's return early next year."
ITV News has recently announced the arrival of Richard Edgar from the Financial Times as its new economics editor and Laura Kuenssberg from BBC News.