Paul Royall named editor of News at Six and Ten

Paul Royall Paul Royall joined the BBC when News 24 started in 1997

Paul Royall has been appointed editor of BBC News at Six and BBC News at Ten.

He has already held posts as deputy and assistant editor on the BBC One bulletins, and worked on stories including London 2012 and the riots in England two years ago.

He was also involved in shaping the bulletin's coverage of foreign news, such as the Arab uprisings, and has been executive producer of the monthly programme BBC News: The Editors.

Mary Hockaday, head of the BBC Newsroom, said Royall would bring "his deep editorial experience and television production flair to BBC One's flagship news bulletins".

After starting in newspapers, he moved to the regional ITV Meridian programme in southern England.

He then joined the BBC when News 24 started in 1997 and he has also been deputy editor at BBC Breakfast.

Royall, who will start his new role on Monday 22 July, said it was an "exciting time to be taking over".

"In a fast moving world, the bulletins remain key for our audiences, and I will ensure they continue to strive for outstanding and original coverage," he added.

He replaces James Stephenson, who was recently appointed as head of BBC World News and deputy head of the BBC Newsroom.

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