Top job for Glenn Campbell – hugely-experienced journalist has worked at BBC Scotland for 20 years

Standout candidate Glenn Campbell appointed BBC Scotland political editor

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Glenn Campbell was the standout candidate in an outstanding field.

By Democrat reporter

AWARD-winning reporter/presenter, Glenn Campbell, has been appointed as BBC Scotland’s new political editor.

The hugely-experienced journalist has worked at BBC Scotland for almost 20 years, for most of that time as a political correspondent, and more recently as chief political correspondent.

He has presented a host of election and referendum debate and results programmes as well as Good Morning Scotland, the Politics Show and Any Questions and has spent time working at Newsnight, Radio Four, and the World Service.

During his career he has reported from across Europe, the US, Canada and China and is a previous winner of the RTS Scoop of the Year Award for breaking the story of the release of the Lockerbie bomber.

BBC Scotland headquarters at Pacific Quay on the banks of the River Clyde.

Glenn, who will take up the post at the beginning of January, says landing his new role is “a huge privilege and a huge responsibility”.

“I am already very lucky to be part of a brilliant team at BBC Scotland, and for me, the opportunity to lead our political coverage is the ultimate job in Scottish journalism.

“It is a huge privilege and a huge responsibility to be appointed political editor and I am really looking forward to getting started,” he said.

BBC Scotland head of News, Gary Smith, said Glenn was the standout candidate in an outstanding field of both internal and external candidates

“Glenn’s passion for reporting and analysing political news – and for unearthing new stories – shone through a rigorous recruitment process. Brian Taylor is a tough act to follow but Glenn is a really worthy successor,” he said.

Top picture: The BBC Scotland politics team with Glenn to the fore and Brian Taylor extreme left.

 

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