Victoria Derbyshire joins BBC News Channel

BBC Radio 5 live presenter Victoria Derbyshire will be moving to the BBC News Channel when she leaves the national radio station in the autumn.

Derbyshire will be fronting a daily news and current affairs programme that will feature interviews, discussion, audience debates and developing news stories. In addition, the BBC have stated that the programme will use "innovative ways of interacting with the audience via social media."

Derbyshire said: “This is the TV programme I've always wanted to make. It will include the kind of broadcasting I love doing – original journalism, stories that affect the lives of our audience, exclusive interviews, viewer debates and big breaking news. It's been a privilege to be able to build up such a strong relationship with the 5 live listeners over the last 16 years and I hope to be able to do the same with audiences in our new venture.”

At the same time, Matthew Amroliwala will be moving from the BBC News Channel to BBC World News where he will present the network's flagship Global programme. Amroliwala joined the BBC in 1989 and has worked as foreign correspondent, political correspondent and a news reporter before becoming a leader anchor on the BBC News Channel.

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