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Lewis Goodall leaves BBC’s Newsnight to join Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel

Lewis Goodall has announced he is leaving BBC Newsnight to co-host Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel’s news podcast on media group Global and become the network’s new analysis and investigations editor.The 32-year-old, who joined Newsnight as policy editor in January 2020, said it has been a “privilege” to work on the programme but it is “so important to keep yourself challenged”.The BBC reporter said he will be leaving the current affairs show for his new role in September.*Bit of news of my own today*I’m delighted to say in September I’ll be joining Global, as co-host of @maitlis and @jonsopel’s new...
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Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel announce departure from BBC for Global

Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel have announced they are leaving the BBC to join media group Global. The pair will front a new podcast for Global Player, host a radio show together on LBC and provide commentary and analysis for the station’s website. Maitlis has served as the lead...

BBC News Heavyweights Emily Maitlis And Jon Sopel To Depart & Launch Podcast With Global

Click here to read the full article. BBC News’ veteran heavyweights Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel are leaving the corporation to launch a podcast for Global. The pair, who have around 60 years of BBC experience between them and have combined recently on BBC Sounds podcast Americast, said little about the new audio venture but Sopel described it as an “innovative project” and it will be exec produced by the BBC’s Dino Sofos. Both made the announcement on Twitter in the past hour. Maitlis said it will be a “wrench to leave the BBC after 20 phenomenal years”. She has most recently been...