ITV News appoints Keir Simmons as its new UK editor

ITV News crime correspondent Keir Simmons has been appointed as the broadcaster’s new UK editor.

Simmons, who takes up his new role tomorrow, is set to replace Angus Walker who is due to take up his first his first foreign role as ITV News’ new China correspondent.

He will be replaced as crime correspondent in two weeks time by Rohit Kachroo who is currently covering stories in the Midlands for ITV News.

ITV News has also appointed Emily Morgan as a general reporter on a six-month attachment. Morgan has most recently been working as a producer in ITV News’ Westminster operation.

‘In Keir we have a ready made replacement for Angus Walker following his move to China Correspondent,’said Jonathan Munro, ITV News deputy editor.

‘He’s been across all the main crime stories in recent years and already has fantastic contacts to develop exclusive lines as UK editor.

‘Rohit’s promotion is also thoroughly deserved on the back of some superb reporting and investigations, and Emily’s six-month attachment shows our commitment to developing talent within ITN.’

Simmons joined ITN – which produces the ITV News – in 2004 and has held numerous roles including London life correspondent at London Tonight and general reporter at ITV News.

He began his career in radio and then as a news desk assistant at ITV News going on to work on the planning desk before becoming a freelance reporter.

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