Faisal Islam – born 1978 – is Economics Editor at BBC News.
He was the Economics Editor of Channel 4 News, until 1 June 2014, when he was replaced by Paul Mason, the programme’s former Culture and Media Editor.
Islam formally joined Sky News in 2014 as its Political Editor, succeeding Adam Boulton, who now presents an day time news programme on the same channel.
Islam was economics correspondent for The Observer newspaper. He became business correspondent for Channel 4 News in May 2004, later becoming its Economics Editor, a position he held until 1 June 2014.
He has reported on the ups and downs of the corporate world from government-subsidised arms dealers and failing PFI contracts to how bankers are trading weather.
Kay Burley said goodbye to Sky News’ Political Editor Faisal Islam today. Faisal, who has been with Sky since 2014 is off to the BBC to take up the role of Economics Editor. Having graduated with an economics degree, Faisal… Read more
Faisal Islam has been appointed the new Economics Editor for BBC News. Faisal, who currently serves as Political Editor at Sky News, has over a decade of economic journalism experience. Having graduated with an economics degree, he previously held positions… Read more