BBC announces new head anchor for election coverage
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BBC News has announced its 2019 election coverage team.
- For the first time, Huw Edwards will lead the network’s coverage.
- A longtime journalist, Edwards has been part of the network’s election coverage in the past.
- BBC also announced it will kickoff coverage leading up to the election from around the country.
- Reeta Chakrabarti, Andrew Neil, Tina Daheley and Jeremy Vine will join Edwards on election night.
- Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg, Europe Editor Katya Adler, Economics Editor Faisal Islam and Media Editor Amol Rajan, alongside Professor Sir John Curtice will also provide insight and analysis.
- Sarah Smith and Kirsty Wark will report from Scotland while Sophie Raworth will use a giant map to showcase results.
- BBC is also planning on projecting resuilts on the side of Old Broadcasting House.
- It will also being introducing “semi-automated” journalism to write stories on election results. Coverage will include 650 constituencies with stories written in English and 40 in Welsh.