Beth Rigby has been appointed political editor at Sky News.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to be appointed Sky News’ Political Editor,” said Beth.
Brilliant news, Beth – huge congratulations!
— Anna Jones (@AnnaJonesSky) February 4, 2019
Congratulations Beth ! You’ll do a great job
— Nick Robinson (@bbcnickrobinson) February 4, 2019
Many congratulations Beth!
— Chris Mason (@ChrisMasonBBC) February 4, 2019
Beth joined the Financial Times in 1998 as a graduate trainee. During her FT career, she worked across a range of beats including financial services reporter, hedge fund correspondent and retail correspondent.
She spent nine months as Media Editor at the Times from September 2015 – May 2016 before joining Sky News as Senior Political Correspondent. She was promoted to Deputy Political Editor in July of last year.
Head of Sky News, John Ryley, added: “We’re delighted to appoint Beth Rigby as our new Political Editor.
“Beth has a compelling vision for reporting politics differently at a time of great change and she has an excellent track record as a story getter at the Financial Times, The Times and more recently here at Sky News.”
She’ll take up her new role in May 2019.
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