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Nick Robinson is BBC's political editor

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MUMBAI: Nick Robinson will succeed Andrew Marr as the BBC's political editor. Robinson returns to the BBC after three years at ITN where he is currently political editor. Previously, at the BBC, Nick was the chief political correspondent for BBC News 24, a former deputy editor of Panorama and presenter on BBC Radio Five Live.     

His role will involve providing authoritative political journalism across the BBC's television, radio and online output, placing political events and the workings of Parliament and the devolved institutions into context.

He will be responsible for serving BBC News' flagship programmes, including Today on BBC Radio 4 and BBC One's Ten O'Clock News. In addition to reacting to events, the role also advises programmes across the BBC in terms of suggested coverage and stories, and the portrayal of political events. The aim is to help ensure a full diversity of voices.

BBC deputy DG Mark Byford said, "I'm delighted Nick Robinson is returning to the BBC. Nick's passion, energy, insight and political knowledge are matched by his outstanding communication skills and deep commitment to fairness and impartiality. Nick is the right person to succeed Andrew Marr after Andrew's brilliant period as political editor."

Robinson said: "I've relished trying to give Andy Marr a run for his money over the past couple of years. I am excited and daunted in equal measure at the prospect of now trying to fill his rather ample shoes. The job of BBC political editor is to bring drama, insight and analysis to a subject too many say they dislike but most know they simply cannot ignore. I can't wait."

    

      

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