Channel Four appointment Daniel Pearl as Dispatches Editor

DispatchesChannel Four has appointed Daniel Pearl as the new editor for its current affairs series Dispatches.

Channel 4 today announces the appointment of Daniel Pearl to the position of Dispatches Editor, reporting to the Head of News & Current Affairs Dorothy Byrne.

“Daniel has a brilliant mind and a passion for journalism of the greatest ambition. With his fresh ideas and sense of mischief I am in no doubt he will be a fantastic leader of Dispatches.” – Dorothy Byrne

Pearl has over 15 years’ experience producing, editing and commissioning high profile news and current affairs television. He joins from BBC Television Current Affairs where he was the Deputy Editor of Panorama. His previous positions have included Deputy Editor of the Ten O’clock News where he won the RTS News Programme Award in successive years. Prior to joining the News he was Deputy Editor of Newsnight where he took overall responsibility for the programme’s political, economic and foreign affairs coverage. His most high-profile role came in 2010 when Pearl was appointed Editor of the BBC’s Prime Ministerial Election Debate.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to be joining Channel 4 at such an exciting time. Dispatches is one of Britain’s most respected television brands and I can’t wait to join a team responsible for making bold, distinctive and compelling new programmes.” – Daniel Pearl