ITV newsreader Nicholas Owen is to join BBC News 24 in the new year, it has been announced.
Owen, who currently co-presents the ITV Lunchtime News with Katie Derham, has anchored all of ITN’s major bulletins for over 10 years including their daily lunchtime bulletin, the News at Ten and the Channel Four News.
He began his broadcasting career in 1981 at the BBC as a reporter in the North of England.
Nicholas will present around 100 shifts a year on the channel but will not have a fixed slot. He will present mainly at weekends and when other presenters are away.
Nicholas Owen said: “It seems the right moment to go for new challenges – and I look forward to plenty of those, joining the line-up of presenters who have helped make BBC News 24 the country’s leading news channel.”
Kevin Bakhurst, Controller of BBC News 24, said: “I’m delighted that Nicholas is joining News 24.
“He is one of the most respected and experienced presenters in the business and will bring a real charm and depth of experience to the channel.
“He is joining a tremendously strong line-up of presenters and correspondents and I’m sure he will help to build on News 24’s position as the UK’s most watched news channel.”
Alastair Stewart will replace Nicholas as full time co-presenter of the ITV Lunchtime News.
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 as The Observer’s Economics Correspondent…
The Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond will deliver his Budget speech later today (29th Oct 2018). The speech will take place at 3.30pm, making three aspects of the timing relatively unusual. Firstly, it is earlier in the year than usual to avoid clashing with…
The BBC News Channel and BBC World are showing repeats of their 2pm hours following a glitch with the BBC’s output software. Source says that there are currently many people in the gallery attempting to fix the issue. BBC News staff have told me how…