Channel 4 News has now launched its permanent newsroom in Leeds, with the daily bulletin set to be delivered from two national newsrooms as the broadcaster expands its commitment to nations and regions coverage.
Channel 4 News has been operating in Leeds since early 2022, with daily programming from its temporary studio. This new venture, in the heart of the city, will significantly increase its presence in the region, driven by a growing newsroom team and a second digital unit to support the programme’s data-driven output. It will become the first prime time news programme to co-present from two locations. The newsroom, flanked by the recently appointed Head of Regions Sunita Bhatti, Deputy Head of Home News Sally Chesworth and Communities Editor Darshna Soni, will give Channel 4 News a further platform for social affairs coverage and investigations - already at the centre of the programme’s rich history.
Meanwhile, cutting-edge studio facilities will support the delivery of its data-led journalism, with Leeds the focal point for rich insight on some of the biggest stories of the day, supported by the programme’s award-winning FactCheck unit. This studio serves as a reminder of the programme’s commitment to and investment in regional production, contributing significantly to the rapidly evolving local, cultural economy in the city.
We hope to be able to offer events in collaboration with the new Channel 4 set up in the near future... watch this space!