Lucy Manning and Ed Campbell are joining BBC News’ senior editorial team, the corporation has announced.
Lucy will take up a post as Special Correspondent and will work at the top level of the BBC’s Newsgathering team, alongside the BBC’s other Special Correspondents, incoming Chief Correspondent Gavin Hewitt and the on-air Editors.
Lucy has most recently been UK Editor for ITV News. She was part of the team that won a BAFTA for their coverage of the Woolwich attacks. They also won this year’s RTS Award for Home News Coverage and Scoop of the Year for Woolwich. Last year they won the RTS Home News Award for coverage of the Jimmy Savile scandal. Previously Lucy was an ITV News Political Correspondent and a reporter for Channel 4 News.
She will be joined by Ed Campbell, who will take up the role of Editor, Special Correspondents. Ed is currently Senior News Editor at ITN – the production company behind Channel 4 News, Channel 5 News and ITV News. Ed has worked tirelessly with Lucy on ITV News coverage of the Savile scandal and the Woolwich atrocity. Their Woolwich reporting also secured a BAFTA. Ed previously managed ITV’s ‘Betrayed?‘ series on the treatment of wounded returning soldiers, which was also recognised by the RTS.
“I am delighted to announce today that two multiple RTS-winning journalists are joining BBC News. Lucy and Ed will combine coverage of hard and breaking news with a commitment to investigative journalism, which their track record so clearly demonstrates.” – Jonathan Munro, BBC Head of Newsgathering