Sarah Sands appointed Editor of Today programme

Sarah is a hugely experienced and highly respected journalist... She will bring her familiar verve and her broad range of interests to the programme and will build on Today’s absolute commitment to critical and analytical journalism.James Harding, Director of BBC News and Current Affairs
Date: 30.01.2017     Last updated: 30.01.2017 at 11.30
Category: Radio 4; News
James Harding today announced that Sarah Sands has been appointed the new Editor of BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

James Harding, Director of BBC News and Current Affairs, said in an email to staff: “Sarah is a hugely experienced and highly respected journalist. For the past five years, she has been the Editor of the London Evening Standard and, prior to that, she was the Editor of The Sunday Telegraph. She will bring her familiar verve and her broad range of interests to the programme and will build on Today’s absolute commitment to critical and analytical journalism.”

Gwyneth Williams, Controller of Radio 4, says: "I want to welcome Sarah to Radio 4. She brings long experience of leadership in journalism and will add a fresh, creative approach to the biggest hitting News programme of them all. I look forward to working with her."

Sarah Sands says: "I've felt very close to the Today programme for more than 40 years: every listener does. It is an honour to join the team whose journalism makes such a contribution to British life."

Sarah replaces Jamie Angus, who was previously appointed Deputy Director of World Service Group, and will start in the role in due course.

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