Outgoing BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Victoria Derbyshire is to present a new programme on the BBC News channel.
After 16 years at the radio station, Derbyshire has described the news and current affairs slot – which will include interviews, discussion and debate – as “the TV programme I’ve always wanted to make”.
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Derbyshire said: “It will include the kind of broadcasting I love doing – original journalism, stories that affect the lives of our audience, exclusive interviews, viewer debates and big breaking news.
“It's been a privilege to be able to build up such a strong relationship with the 5 live listeners over the last 16 years and I hope to be able to do the same with audiences in our new venture.”
Meanwhile, lead presenter Matthew Amroliwala is to move from BBC News to BBC World News to front the Global strand, a post currently held by incoming North America editor Jon Sopel.
Derbyshire’s departure, alongside Richard Bacon and Shelagh Fogarty, was announced last week. The exits of Derbyshire and Fogarty, two of the station’s most high-profile female employees, sparked fears that 5 Live could be returning to the days of ‘Radio Bloke’, according to the Daily Mail.
Earlier this week, Daily Telegraph women’s editor and LBC presenter Emma Barnett was unveiled as a new 5 Live presenter for Sunday nights.