5 News editor Rachel Corp appointed deputy editor of ITV News

ITV News has appointed 5 News Editor Rachel Corp as Deputy Editor. Rachel will join the newsroom in the New Year, initially as Acting Editor, while Editor Geoff Hill is on medical leave. 

As Acting/ Deputy Editor, Rachel will oversee ITV’s award-winning national news programmes, ITV News London, ITN-produced Tonight programmes, live specials and documentaries for ITV, and the newsroom’s digital operation. She will also continue to be a crucial part of ITN’s senior management team.

Rachel said: “It has been a huge privilege to be the editor of 5 News at such a fascinating time, and to work alongside a wonderful team of dedicated journalists. I am so thrilled now to be returning to ITV News. I have enormous respect for the highly talented and hardworking team I have spent so much of my working life with. After the incredible year just gone, I am really looking forward to working with a newsroom that has the confidence to tell the right stories in such an engaging and distinctive way, at a time when news has never been more important.”

Rachel returns to ITV News after a successful year steering the 5 News team through a busy news period, including the snap election and committed coverage on the issue of sexual harassment. During this time, she has played a leading role on ITN’s diversity committee and was appointed an Executive Producer of The Wright Stuff. Previously, as Editor of ITV News London, Rachel’s tenure saw her oversee the London Mayoral Election live debates, coverage of the EU Referendum and agenda-setting investigations such as the West London Coroner’s Service.

Rachel joined ITN as a trainee and her early career included the roles of North of England and Senior Field Producer, covering major stories in the UK and abroad, from Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq, to the Hutton Inquiry and the Soham murders. Following a spell as the BBC’s Senior Moscow Producer, she returned to ITV News as a News Editor, rising to Deputy Head of Home News and Head of Home News, during which time her reporting team twice won the coveted Royal Television Society Journalism Award for coverage of the rise of jihadi terror and an exclusive investigation into Thomas Cook.

Geoff Hill, Editor of ITV News, said “This much-deserved appointment is a real homecoming for Rachel. She has already held key roles in the newsroom and joins us following a successful stint as editor of 5 News. Rachel is an outstanding journalist and leader and the newsroom simply could not be in better hands. I am really looking forward to working closely with her when I return.”

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