Stewart Maclean, executive producer of Newsnight’s 2019 interview with the Duke of York, has been appointed as the show’s new editor.
he journalist was acting editor following the recent departure of Esme Wren, who left to become an editor at Channel 4 News.
Since 2018 he has been deputy editor-in-chief of BBC Two.
With the world as it is, newsnight has never been more importantStewart Maclean
Mr Maclean previously worked at ITV News where he was news editor after starting his career in newspapers.
He joined the Daily Mirror as a graduate trainee before becoming a reporter and later working as a freelance correspondent from South Africa.
Andrew’s 2019 interview with Newsnight host Emily Maitlis about his friendship with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein prompted him to step down from his royal duties.
Mr Maclean said: “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead Newsnight’s amazing team as Editor.
“With the world as it is, Newsnight was more important than ever. I look forward to editing a show that will help viewers digest the day and make sense of the events of this extraordinary news era.
“Newsnight thrives when it’s at its most ambitious. I look forward to leading a team that strives daily to build on the programme’s proud heritage to deliver hard-hitting and compelling journalism – on BBC Two and beyond.”
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Jamie Angus, BBC News Senior News Controller, said: “As always when there is big news, audiences show they need what Newsnight has to offer and its contribution to our original journalism spreads on our broadcast and digital production off.
“Stewart will do a great job leading the team if his role is as important as it has ever been.”
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