Dominic O’Connell joins BBC Radio 4

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Dominic O’Connell, Business Editor of The Sunday Times, has been appointed as the new business presenter of the Radio 4 Today Programme.

“The business slots on the Today programme play a big role in setting the business news agenda for each day, so it is great for the BBC to have such a high-calibre, agenda-setting journalist taking on this position. Dominic has exceptional contacts in the business world and a track record in original journalism that will be invaluable to Today and the BBC’s business news more widely.” – Jasmin Buttar, Editor, BBC Business and Economics

Dominic has been Business Editor of The Sunday Times since 2010, and joined the paper in 2001. Before that, he was part of the launch team of Sunday Business.

Under his editorship, the paper has broken a series of big business stories, including the news of BHS’s pending administration, and previously the Pfizer bid for Astra Zeneca, the largest ever attempted takeover of a British company. He revealed allegations of bribery of the Suharto family in Indonesia by Rolls-Royce, which led to a Serious Fraud Office investigation; the sale of Monarch airlines to Greybull; Anglo American’s takeover of De Beers; and the ghost flights scandal at Heathrow.

“I am excited – and quite daunted – to be joining Today. It is a national institution of which listeners expect a lot, and it is an honour to be a part of it.” – Dominic O’Connell