Jess Bulman appointed Deputy Editor of 5 News

ITN has appointed Jess Bulman as Deputy Editor of 5 News.

Jess will support Editor Cait FitzSimons who was appointed in February this year. She joins from ITV News where she was Head of Home Planning. Jess’ role marks her return to 5 News where she worked as news editor and planning editor in 2010.

Jess’ career spans 18 years working in TV News. For the last 3 and a half years she has overseen the planning of UK and specialist content at ITV News: Jess ran the newsgathering operation on the day of the Grenfell tower disaster, whose coverage has since been nominated for a BAFTA TV Award. She has also been responsible for the planning for two general election campaigns and the EU referendum. Prior to joining ITV News she was at ITV Daybreak and part of the senior team that brought Good Morning Britain to air. Jess spent 11 years at Sky News doing a variety of roles, progressing to Senior News Editor. It was during this period that she spent time working at 5 News.

5 News continues to play a vital role in the UK’s media landscape, offering a different take on the day’s stories and with up to 5.2m viewers tuning in every week. 5 News at 5 is fronted by Sian Williams, and 5 News Tonight, at 6.30pm, is hosted by former Sky News presenter Claudia-Liza Armah who joined ITN at the end of 2017.

Jess said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be joining the talented Channel 5 News team. I’m incredibly excited about being part of a newsroom that makes programmes that dare to be different and put people at the heart of their storytelling. I’m looking forward to helping the team continue its great record of producing distinctive content for its audiences by telling original and engaging stories.”

Daniel Pearl, Factual Commissioning Editor at Channel 5 added “Jess is a fantastic journalist with a proven track record. It’s very exciting to have Cait and Jess leading the extremely talented and successful 5 News team.”

Cait FitzSimons said: “I couldn’t be more pleased that Jess is joining 5 News. She’s a talented and dedicated journalist who has done brilliant work at ITV News. In a very strong field, she stood out because of her enthusiasm for the role and what she can deliver as deputy. I’ve been impressed by her understanding of the 5 News audience and her ideas about making our programmes relevant and connected to their lives.”

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