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ITV West Country
Alex Sebastian has become Acting Editor of Portfolio Adviser until July on a freelance basis. He remains available for a limited amount of other freelance work.
The BBC has announced several key appointments across its digital and TV news teams in the United States:
Sumi Somaskanda will be a Chief Presenter on the BBC News channel, which will be broadcast around the world, including the UK. Sumi will be based in Washington DC alongside another Chief Presenter to be announced shortly. She previously worked for DW News.
Adam Levy, previously at CNN, has been appointed News Editor and Executive Producer of the BBC News channel. Levy will play a key part in building the BBC’s live programming out of Washington DC.
Carl Nasman and Helena Humphrey join the BBC as Senior Journalists, also based in DC. Carl joins from NBC News, where he served as Global Correspondent and Climate Change Presenter, and DW where he was a News Anchor in Berlin. Helena has over 13 years of experience reporting and presenting for international news outlets, most recently as lead anchor at Euronews and Global Correspondent at NBC News.
Jackie Annett has joined the Daily Mirror as a Features Writer. Jackie was previously a Personal Finance Reporter for Express.co.uk, and continues to run the blog Broke in Bristol.
Joe Donnelly (@deaco2000) has been promoted to Features Editor at GamesRadar, where he was previously a Feature Writer.
Laura Hill has been appointed Homes Ecommerce Editor at House Beautiful and will oversee shopping-focused news and features, reporting to Executive Digital Editor, Olivia Heath. Laura is interested in hearing about product launches and sales across the home and garden categories. She was previously Digital Content Writer at B&Q.
Tara Cobham (@taracobham) has joined The Independent as a Reporter. Tara has previously worked at BBC News and MailOnline.
ITV West Country
India Wentworth (@indialily97) will be joining ITV West Country next month as a Production Journalist. India is currently a Senior Reporter for the Eastbourne Herald and will be moving to Bristol for the new role.
Jessica Abrahams (@jiabrahams) has been appointed Deputy Editor of New Humanist magazine. Pitches related to reportage, book reviews, philosophy, Big Ideas and science can be sent via email.
Bethan Girdler-Maslen was recently appointed Home Editor for T3, where she covers style, living and wellness. Bethan was previously Acting Wellness Editor.
Freelance Update - Abi McIntosh
Writer and Producer Abi McIntosh is now freelance, covering stories from music, pop culture, race, and the LGBT+ community. Abi is also freelancing at Timeout London. She can be found on Twitter @abimci
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