BBC Newsnight’s political editor, Allegra Stratton, is to join ITV News in the new role of national editor.
Stratton, a former Guardian political correspondent, succeeded Michael Crick as political editor of the BBC Two current affairs show almost four years ago.
She said: "I am really thrilled to be joining ITV News at such an exciting time. The recent changes to News at Ten herald a new era in TV news. What the team is aiming to do is one of the most interesting developments in my industry for a generation and I look forward to playing my part in building on its success.