Editorial appointment at Newsnight

Newsnight has appointed Peter Rippon as editor of the BBC 2 current affairs programme.

Rippon replaces Peter Barron.

Barron left Newsnight in July of this year to join Google as head of communications and public affairs.

Rippon also works on BBC shows PM, iPM and Broadcasting House.

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