The BBC has named the editor of the BBC News at Six and BBC News at Ten as the new head of news at BBC World News.
James Stephenson has been the editor of the BBC’s popular domestic news bulletins since 2009 and is also deputy head of the BBC Newsroom, a role in which he will continue.
The period has included the 2010 General Election, the Eurozone crisis, the Arab uprisings, the 2012 US Presidential Election and the Olympics.
Stephenson joined the BBC as a researcher on Panorama and worked on a range of current affairs programmes before becoming Assistant Editor of Newsnight in 1998 and Deputy Editor in 2000. The programme won RTS News Programme of the Year for its coverage of the year following 9/11.
His predecessor, Andrew Roy was recently appointed to run the BBC’s international Newsgathering operations in the role of World Editor, BBC News.