Joel Hills has joined ITV News in the role of Business Editor.

Hills, currently Business Presenter for Sky News, will take up his new post from March and will lead business coverage and provide in-depth analysis of the latest business stories, both in the UK and around the world.  He will also occasionally report for ITV Tonight programmes and ITV’s new monthly current affairs strand, On Assignment.

I am proud and thrilled to be appointed as ITV News Business Editor. I’m joining a terrific team and I can’t wait to get started. I have spent ten good years at Sky. I made strong friendships and worked alongside some inspiring journalists but this is one of those rare opportunities that is simply too enticing and too prestigious to turn down. – Hills

Hills has extensive experience as a business expert and has gained recognition for his original journalist whilst working at Sky. He recently revealed the result of the Royal Mail strike ballot before it was made public and he broke stories from the Game Group going into administration and Ford closing two British factories to an exclusive interview with Starbucks’ Chief Executive about the company’s tax affairs.

Before joining Sky News, Joel worked as a reporter and presenter for ITV Central, having started his career there as a trainee.

Joel is a fantastic addition to the ITV News team. He brings a deep understanding of business, infectious enthusiasm and a strong reputation for original journalism. I‘m thrilled he’s coming home to ITV News. – Geoff Hill, Editor of ITV News

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