Channel 4 News has announced the presenting line up for its evening bulletin, naming Krishnan Guru-Murthy as lead anchor.
The announcement includes plans for an expanded presence in Leeds with a new presenter based in the city.
Network Presenter of the Year at the RTS Television Journalism Awards 2022, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, will now take over as main anchor from the Channel 4 News studios in London after Jon Snow stepped down earlier this year. He will continue to host major live debates, lead Unreported World and present his weekly podcast, Ways to Change the World.
Cathy Newman will keep her presenting duties but will now also become Investigations Editor, building on the success of her recent reports including the alleged abuse of young British women by Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell.
Matt Frei, Europe Editor, will now lead on major international stories as the main foreign presenter after playing a vital on-air role during the first month of the Ukraine war. He will also continue to produce long-form documentaries.
Jackie Long will remain a key presenter and Social Affairs Editor, fronting audience programmes and specials.
Channel 4 News plans for Leeds to become its home of digital and specialist output, with 15 roles based there. It has begun the search for a new presenter to head coverage.
Editor of Channel 4 News, Esme Wren, said: “This line up is built around the strength and specialisms of the current presenting team, while the expanded presenting and production presence in Leeds means we can better reflect interests and concerns from all over the country.
“Krishnan is one of the pre-eminent communicators of his generation with an unparalleled combination of authority and accessibility.
“Cathy’s role reflects her status as one of the most tenacious story-getters working in TV news today.
“Matt is one of the most highly awarded TV journalists, acclaimed for his insightful and engaging approach to the global issues shaping our future.
“Jackie combines persistence with sensitivity to win the trust of those sharing some of the toughest stories.”
Read our interview with Krishnan Guru-Murthy here.