The broadcaster today said they were ‘very excited’ to announce Sky News journalist Darren McCaffrey is to take up the political role with Euronews.
“We are very excited to announce the appointment of Darren McCaffrey as our new Political Editor… Darren is one of the most accomplished and exciting journalists of his generation, with a reputation for breaking big stories and conducting fearless live interviews.” – Euronews statement
Darren has spent the last nine years at Sky News, most recently as Ireland Correspondent, but made his name as a Political Correspondent based at Westminster. During his time there he played a key role in Sky’s coverage of the most tumultuous political times – the coalition, general elections, the Brexit referendum, resignations, leadership elections and much more. He was central to these stories, often on air for hours at a time, breaking new lines and providing insightful analysis as these stories developed.
Post referendum, Darren then followed the story to Brussels in the lead up to article 50 being triggered. He covered EU Council summits and reported from the European Parliament in Strasbourg. He has also reported from capitals across Europe in the lead up to the referendum and since the result.
With Euronews, as Political Editor, he will be based in Brussels reporting on the biggest stories from across Europe, providing depth and insight as the move towards Brexit and the 2019 European elections come ever closer. Euronews note that Darren will on the network ‘help to ensure that we stay true to our values of All Voices and All Views.’
He will work closely with the broadcasters’ European reporting teamB including Bryan Carter and Meabh McMahon in Brussels, Anelise Borges in Paris, Vincent McAviney in London, Jessica Saltz in Berlin, and Claudio Lavanga in Rome. He will also be a regular presence on our new nightly political strand Raw Politics when it launches in the Autumn.
Darren will take up his new role in September 2018.