Lucy Manning and Ed Campbell to join BBC News

I am delighted to announce today that two multiple RTS-winning journalists are joining BBC News. Lucy and Ed will combine coverage of hard and breaking news with a commitment to investigative journalism, which their track record so clearly demonstrates.Jonathan Munro, BBC Head of Newsgathering
Date: 17.06.2014     Last updated: 17.06.2014 at 17.09
Category: News
Lucy Manning and Ed Campbell are joining BBC News’ senior editorial team, the BBC announced today.

Lucy will take up a post as Special Correspondent and will work at the top level of the BBC’s Newsgathering team, alongside the BBC’s other Special Correspondents, incoming Chief Correspondent Gavin Hewitt and the on-air Editors.

Lucy has most recently been UK Editor for ITV News. She was part of the team that won a BAFTA for their coverage of the Woolwich attacks. They also won this year’s RTS Award for Home News Coverage and Scoop of the Year for Woolwich. Last year they won the RTS Home News Award for coverage of the Jimmy Savile scandal. Previously Lucy was an ITV News Political Correspondent and a reporter for Channel 4 News.

She will be joined by Ed Campbell, who will take up the role of Editor, Special Correspondents. Ed is currently Senior News Editor at ITN, and worked tirelessly with Lucy on ITV News coverage of the Savile scandal and the Woolwich atrocity. Their Woolwich reporting also secured a BAFTA. Ed previously managed ITV's 'Betrayed?' series on the treatment of wounded returning soldiers, which was also recognised by the RTS.

Jonathan Munro, BBC Head of Newsgathering, said: “I am delighted to announce today that two multiple RTS-winning journalists are joining BBC News. Lucy and Ed will combine coverage of hard and breaking news with a commitment to investigative journalism, which their track record so clearly demonstrates.”

Lucy said: “I am delighted to be joining BBC News and look forward to joining the newsroom and colleagues who I have often worked alongside on the road. I have had a wonderful time at ITN and am grateful for all the opportunities there but I am excited about this new challenge with the BBC.”

Ed said: “I'm very much looking forward to joining BBC News. This role represents a fantastic opportunity to work at the heart of the BBC's news coverage, which I'm thrilled about. I'm proud to have worked for the last nine years in ITV News, and of what we have managed to achieve together. Although I will be sad to leave so many friends and colleagues, I'm delighted that my partnership with Lucy will continue.”

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