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NiB: BBC Social Media Editor, Ruth Liptrot

BBC News has appointed Alex Gubbay as its first Social Media Editor.

Alex, currently Interactive Sports News Editor for BBC Sport, will take on the new role in January. He will coordinate the work of correspondents and reporters using social media tools.

Congratulations to Ruth Liptrot and Husband Jon on the birth of their first child, Minnie!

Updated: Monday 16 November 2009
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