Channel 4 News appoints Nevine Mabro as Deputy Editor

Channel 4 News has announced that Head of Foreign News Nevine Mabro has been promoted to Deputy Editor. Nevine will work closely with Editor Ben de Pear in delivering the programme’s bold editorial vision and building on its global reputation for distinctive original journalism.

As Head of Foreign News over the past five years, Nevine has led the programme’s agenda-setting foreign output, enhancing its ability to get extraordinary coverage out of some of the world’s most dangerous places. From Syria, Somalia to South America, the team has been awarded a raft of coveted accolades during her tenure including two International Emmys for news coverage, a BAFTA and countless RTS Awards. Most recently, she led the programne’s Aleppo coverage with Syrian filmmaker Wa’ad al-Kateab which garnered international acclaim, amassing more than 400 million online views alone.

Nevine Mabro said: “I am delighted to be given this incredible opportunity at Channel 4 News – a programme that I love for its unrivalled journalism and fearless editorial approach to reporting on what is happening in Britain and the world.”

Editor Ben de Pear said: “Nevine’s stewardship has seen the most compelling stories told on television about Syria – all managed with real class and care, whilst still running all our other foreign coverage. Her abilities have massively enhanced the reputation of Channel 4 News and helped drive our incredible digital success. Much of this programme’s DNA is intertwined with that of Nevine Mabro.”

Nevine joined Channel 4 News in 2005 as a foreign producer, covering stories in Gaza, Libya, Israel, Yemen, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Mexico and the United States. During this time, she secured the first interview with the Lockerbie bomber in Libya after his release, obtained exclusive pictures of the Pakistani Taliban in 2009 and produced an award-winning film on grooming and women trafficking in Mexico.

Nevine steps into the role vacated by Shaminder Nahal, who recently left the programme to join Channel 4’s Specialist Factual Commissioning team.

In another editorial promotion, Chief Programme Editor Ollie King has been appointed to the newly-created role of Head of Output co-ordinating and overseeing Channel 4 News’ content.

Ollie has produced much of Channel 4 News’ major programming of recent years including BAFTA award-winning coverage of the Paris attacks and Asian tsunami, as well as planning and executing some of the biggest stories of our time from Brexit Britain to the divided states of America.

An ITN veteran, Ollie joined as a runner working his way through the newsdesk to become Elinor Goodman’s Political Producer for eight years starting in 1998. After the 2005 election, he spent a year as the Guardian’s Online Political Editor before returning as a Programme Editor.   

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