Faisal Islam goes from Sky News to BBC as its new Economics Editor
By Barfi Culture Team
6th November 2018

Faisal Islam, the award-winning journalist, will join BBC News as its new Economics Editor, the corporation announced today.

He was most recently the Political Editor at Sky News where he took over Adam Boulton's position.

After graduating with an economics degree, he has been The Observer’s Economics Correspondent and Economics Editor for Channel 4 News.

He said in a press statement: "It is a great honour to be taking up this crucial role at the BBC at this critical moment in the country’s economic history."

"I am at heart a numbers man and I look forward to sharing the numbers stories that matter for all of the BBC’s viewers, listeners and readers over the years to come."

During his career he exposed the Icelandic banking crisis, watched Lehman Brothers fall from Wall Street, investigated emerging economies in India and Singapore and interviewed everyone from the UK Prime Minister to the President of the World Bank.

He has also won several awards including the RTS interview of the year in 2017.

Fran Unsworth, Director News and Current Affairs, says: "Faisal has serious economic and political pedigree. I look forward to him being at the forefront of our reporting and presenting of economics at a critical time, working across all platforms in BBC News, documentaries and our other landmark programming."

He will take up his role in the New Year.

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