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Ed Saunt promoted to ITV News’ Head of Content


Ed Saunt promoted to ITV News’ Head of Content

ITV News has appointed Ed Saunt to the newly-created role of Head of Content.

Ed will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of content across all ITV News platforms, including TV, ITVX, and digital.

Ed Saunt, Head of Content, ITV News:

“I am delighted to be appointed to the role of Head of Content. Over the years I have seen for myself just how incredibly talented the ITV News team is, and I look forward to developing our content across all of our platforms as we look ahead to an election year in 2024.”

Ed joined ITV News in 2010 as a trainee, producing programmes at ITV West Country and ITV Granada. Ed then joined ITN almost ten years ago, most recently working as Senior Programme Editor of the Evening News. He also played a pivotal role in the success of many other ITV News programmes, including ITV News London, Lunchtime News, News at Ten.

Recently, he spearheaded the expansion of the Evening News to an hour-long programme and previously edited special programming, including the UK General Election 2019 and the US Presidential Election 2020 overnight coverage.

As Head of Content, Ed will oversee the delivery of news content to all ITV News platforms – TV output, digital and ITVX. This newly established position replaces the Head of Output role and is part of ITV News’s strategy to prioritise content on equally on all platforms.

Ed will assume his role as Head of Content on Monday 10th July 2023. ITV News is produced by ITN for the network.

ITV News editor, Andrew Dagnell:

“Ed’s strategic vision and creative leadership have made him an invaluable asset to ITV News. He has consistently brought ambition and innovation to his work, inspiring the teams he manages to achieve remarkable results.”

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