ITV News announced today that The Huffington Post UK’s editor-in-chief Stephen Hull has been appointed as Head of Digital. Running the online team on a day-to-day basis, he will be responsible for digital strategy across all of ITV News’ network and regional content on and social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter.

Of his new role, Stephen Hull said: “I am incredibly proud to be joining ITV News and ITN at such an exciting time for journalism. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to play a lead part at one of the world’s most important and forward-thinking news organisations.” 

As editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post UK, Stephen made global headlines after announcing HRH The Duchess of Cambridge would guest edit the site to launch mental health campaign Young Minds Matter. Under his watch, the site was awarded bronze for Website of The Year at the British Media Awards in 2015 and shortlisted for News Website of The Year at the Newsawards. In the same year, Stephen was shortlisted for Editor of the Year at the Online Media Awards. In 2012 Stephen led the site’s London Olympics editorial team, covering the event from the Olympic Park. In his time at The Huffington Post UK, he also broke the story of the Tottenham Court Road siege, which brought central London to a standstill.

Prior to joining The Huffington Post, in 2011 Stephen was appointed as Head of Content at where he was in charge of all editorial content and strategy across news, politics, business, tech, lifestyle, social media, entertainment and sport.

Geoff Hill, Editor of ITV News, said: “I’m absolutely thrilled that Stephen is going to lead our award-winning digital team, bringing a huge amount of experience and energy along with him. ITV News has continued to innovate with its digital output and with Stephen we have a proven strategic thinker who will take our digital offerings to the next level.”

Stephen started his career as a junior reporter on the Reading Chronicle in 2000, before becoming Crime Reporter on the same title. In 2004 he spent time working overseas on the launch of The New Zealand Herald on Sunday. He had his first taste of news reporting on his local paper, The Basingstoke Gazette.

Stephen has appeared as a guest and commentator on BBC Newsnight, BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme and The World Tonight, BBC Radio 2, ITV News, Good Morning Britain, Sky News and Good Morning America.

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