Channel 4 News has appointed Helia Ebrahimi as its new Business Correspondent.
She is joining Channel 4 News from CNBC in her role as UK Business Editor covering economics, politics and corporate news for the network’s flagship show Squawk Box.
In this role Helia will work with Siobhan Kennedy who was recently appointed the programme’s Business Editor. Her remit will include everything from high street retail to boardroom movers and shakers.
Helia said: “I’m very excited about joining such a distinguished and agenda-setting team, both for the quality and incisiveness of its reporting. There is no better news organisation to be joining.”
Prior to joining CNBC, Helia was Senior City Correspondent at The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph for five years. She broke a number of major exclusives, including the £12.6bn attempted takeover of BSkyB by News Corp, the controversial £30m bonus pot for RBS’s top five investment bankers, and the stake building of Xstrata’s second largest shareholder Qatar for its £51bn mining mega-merger with Glencore.
She started her career in journalism at the Mail on Sunday covering the leisure sector, private equity and women in business.
Ben de Pear, Editor of Channel 4 News said: “I’m delighted with this appointment. Helia is a passionate, talented journalist and brings a wealth of experience in broadcast and print.”