Channel 4 News reporter Katie Razzall joins the BBC

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Award-winning Channel 4 News reporter Katie Razzall is switching to the BBC.

Razzall is the latest name to join BBC Two’s news and current affairs series Newsnight. Others signed up include ITV News’ Laura Kuenssberg who is to join next month as Chief Correspondent and one of the show’s presenters. Chris Cook of the Financial Times arrives as Policy Editor and former Political Correspondent David Grossman has been appointed Technology Editor. Emily Maitlis has been appointed Political Editor to cover Allegra Stratton’s maternity leave.

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At Newsnight Razzall as Special Correspondent. Razzall will cover a wide range of subjects from lighter stories to reportage of social issues as well as leading the programme’s coverage of religion, legal affairs and disability issues.

Katie is one of the most versatile and compelling broadcast journalists in the business. I’ve long admired her distinctive voice and original reporting and am thrilled that she is joining the Newsnight team. – Newsnight editor Ian Katz

Katie Razzall has spent her career thus far at Channel 4 News, as a correspondent and presenter. She has won a number of awards – including an RTS and a FPA last year for her coverage of disability through the No Go Britain series. She has covered a wide range of stories – from reporting on the tsumani, to stints at Westminster and on business. She has also covered social affairs issues and culture extensively.

I have lived and breathed Channel 4 News for 14 years, a period of time and a programme of which I am immensely proud. However, the opportunity to join Newsnight at such an exciting time in the show’s evolution was just too good to ignore. I’m greatly looking forward to a wide-ranging brief in one of the best newsrooms in the country. – Katie Razzall

The new team members is just one of a number of changes introduced by Newsnight editor Ian Katz.

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