Guardian appoints Pippa Crerar

Guardian News & Media yesterday announced it has appointed Pippa Crerar as the Guardian’s new political editor.

Guardian appoints Pippa Crerar
Pippa Crerar: “I know that we’ll do great journalism together, holding politicians and power to account.”

Pippa is currently political editor of the Daily Mirror, where she has delivered a string of remarkable political exclusives, says the Guardian.

Pippa won a host of awards for her 2020 revelation – jointly with the Guardian’s Matthew Weaver – that the Prime Minister’s senior advisor Dominic Cummings had broken lockdown rules. She was named Political Reporter of the Year at the 2020 Press Awards.

From November 2021 onwards, Pippa broke a series of stories about parties held in Downing Street in what has come to be known as the Partygate scandal.

Pippa joined the Daily Mirror in 2018, having previously worked as Guardian deputy political editor and for a decade as political correspondent and City Hall editor at the Evening Standard. She began her journalistic career as a recipient of the Scott Trust bursary in 1999-2000.

Katharine Viner, editor-in-chief, Guardian News & Media, said: “I am thrilled that we have hired one of Britain’s best journalists to lead our political coverage. Pippa’s remarkable track record of exclusives over the past few years has set the political agenda time and again, and I know she will be an unmissable source for Guardian readers.”

Pippa Crerar said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be rejoining the Guardian as political editor, working alongside the brilliant politics team. I know that we’ll do great journalism together, holding politicians and power to account and shining a light on how their decisions impact all of us. I can’t wait to get started.”

Pippa will join the Guardian later this year, succeeding Heather Stewart, who has been political editor since 2016. Heather moves into a new Guardian role as special correspondent, reporting on how the pandemic, Brexit and the government’s ‘levelling-up’ agenda are changing lives and livelihoods in the UK.

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