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Anushka Asthana to host The Guardian’s flagship daily news podcast

The Guardian

The Guardian‘s Anushka Asthana will become the host of its first ever daily news and current affairs podcast. It will launch by the end of the year and aim to take listeners behind the headlines.

Anushka is currently The Guardian’s joint Political Editor and her career includes stints as Senior Political Correspondent at Sky News, Peston on Sunday, Chief Political Correspondent and Columnist at The Times, and Policy Editor at The Observer.

The Guardian has hired six audio journalists to produce the podcast, which will run each weekday.

The podcast team includes Executive Producer Leo Hornak, Deputy Executive Producer Nicole Jackson, India Rakusen, who joins from BBC Digital Current Affairs as Senior Producer, and Mythili Rao (from The New Yorker Radio Hour), as Lead Producer. A further three audio producers have also been hired for the podcast: Joshua Kelly, Elizabeth Cassin and Rachel Humphreys.