Guardian appoints new TV critic

Lucy Mangan has been appointed as The Guardian’s new TV critic.

Guardian appoints new TV critic

Lucy takes over from Sam Wollaston who is moving to G2 to become a features writer, and will report to acting TV editor Lanre Bakare. She starts on Monday 17 September.

As TV critic, Lucy will be writing four times per week - reviewing the latest and most popular releases.

Lucy Mangan said: “It’s a brilliant time to be a TV critic - we’re in a golden age of bold and diverse programming that is setting new boundaries all the time. I’ll be casting a critical eye on the latest developments, the popular long-runners and ensuring Guardian readers have the reviews they need to make their best TV choices.”

Lanre Bakare, The Guardian’s TV editor, said: “Lucy is a brilliant writer who Guardian readers know and love. Her reviews will be insightful, informative and entertaining. I’d also like to thank Sam Wollaston who has been a stellar TV critic and covered TV’s second golden age in his own characteristically witty way.”