BBC News has announced the appointment of Nikki Fox as Disability Correspondent.
The Sony Award-winning journalist will take up her role in June and will work as a part of team of three broadcast journalists – based at MediaCity in Salford – responsible for the coverage of disability issues.
Nikki has previously made a number of documentaries for BBC Radio 4 and Radio 5 Live, as well as contributing to reports on The One Show and Rip Off Britain.
“Nikki’s appointment demonstrates BBC News’ commitment to providing the best disability news reporting across the country. The role of Disability Correspondent is the first of a number of positions to be created within our new disability news team as we continue to bolster our specialist reporting,”
– Fran Unsworth, Deputy Director of BBC News
In her new role, Nikki will be supported by producer Ruth Clegg, who brings a wealth of experience in radio, TV and online journalism, as well as a dedicated cameraperson who is yet to be appointed.
“I am beyond excited to be joining BBC News and am thrilled to be able to work as part of a specialist team of journalists, dedicated to the reporting of disability issues for a national audience, in a new and fresh way.”
– Nikki Fox