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Journalist and broadcaster Andrew Neil will host a new live 10-part series on Channel 4 starting in May. The show, Sunday Politics with Andrew Neil (w/t), will examine the biggest events of the moment and feature set-piece interviews with the highest profile politicians and newsmakers. This will also be accompanied by a weekly podcast. The half-hour programme will be broadcast every Sunday evening and will be produced by ITN Productions and Channel 4 News.
Paige West has been appointed Managing Editor for the trade publication Electronic Specifier. Paige was previously Group Editor at IML Group, where she oversaw the titles DPA, Connectivity and PBSI. She can be found on LinkedIn.
Samantha Herbert has been promoted to the new role of Head of Digital Strategy. Sami joined the title a year ago as Associate Audience Editor, and prior to that was Deputy Editor at Telegraph.co.uk. She can be found on Twitter @samiherbert
Ian Randall has joined Express.co.uk as a Senior Science Reporter. Ian previously covered science and technology at the MailOnline, and prior to that was a Press Officer at Springer Nature. He can be reached via email or found on Twitter @ianabridged
Molly Codyre has joined Foodism today as a Staff Writer. Previously Editorial Assistant at The Independent, Molly will be covering London restaurants, bars and hotels, food and drink brands and travel stories for Foodism's website, magazine and newsletter. She can be found on Instagram @mollycodyre
Adam Rasmi recently started a role at Monocle as Foreign Editor. He is a former reporter at Quartz's London bureau and was previously based in Toronto and Beirut. Adam can be reached via email or found on Twitter @adamrasmi
Katy Pearson has been appointed Group Managing Editor of Living magazines. The Living portfolio (owned by Newsquest Media Group) has grown significantly since 2017 when there were six magazines to 26 titles across the UK. Katy is interested in hearing about interiors, fashion, wellbeing, food and travel stories in addition to celebrity interview opportunities. She can be found on Instagram @_whatkatydidUK
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Freddie Hayward (@freddiejh8) has been appointed as a Political Reporter for The New Statesman. He will be interviewing MPs, helping to write Morning Call and reporting from Westminster. Freddie, previously a Junior Reporter for the title, can be reached at the same email address.
Beatrice Aidin (@beatriceaidin) has been appointed Beauty Director at Noon, the platform for mid-life women founded by Editor-in-Chief, Eleanor Mills. Beatrice will be covering the best products in make-up and skincare, treatments and 'tweakments’, as well as new launches, how-to articles and wellbeing. She will continue to freelance for other outlets.
Lucy Raitano is now a Breaking News Correspondent with Reuters in London. Previously a Reporter for International Financing Review, Lucy can be reached via email or found on LinkedIn.
Amanda Devlin (@journodevs) has been promoted to Assistant Showbiz Editor (Features) at The Sun. She was previously a Senior Showbiz Journalist and can continue to be reached at the same email address.
Callum Mason recently began a role as a Correspondent for TES. He has previously worked as a Senior Reporter for MoneySavingExpert.com and as a Reporter for Deadline News in Edinburgh. Reach Callum via email or find him on Twitter @callumcmason
Lisa Goldapple (@lisagoldapple) is Editor-in-Chief and Founder of TOPIA, a vibrant new digital magazine where anything goes – as long as it's good. The online platform focuses on culture and positive impact stories from around the world. The title will launch with a ‘Big Bang’ on 1 March, and cover design and innovation, nature, biodiversity, travel, cities and opinion. Lisa is always on the lookout for good stories. Follow @worldoftopia as it gears up for launch.
Freelance Update - Peter Shaw-Smith
Dubai-based Freelance Journalist and Writer Peter Shaw-Smith would like to hear from prospective editors interested in coverage from the Middle East, the Gulf Cooperation Council, and particularly the United Arab Emirates. He has been an international journalist for 30 years, over 25 of them in the Middle East, and his work has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Barrons, The Financial Times, The Times, the Middle East Economic Digest, Aviation International News, Campden FB, Law.com International and Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence, covering economics, regulation, investment, infrastructure and projects, aviation, ports and shipping, law, and oil and gas.
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