Faisal Islam promoted to C4 News economics editor

Channel 4 News economics correspondent promoted to economics editor.

Channel 4 has announced the promotion of Faisal Islam to economics editor. Programme editor Jim Gray said: "We don't believe in promoting people for the sake of it - what's most important is that we are producing distinctive and revelatory journalism that engages with the issues of the day - whatever field those issues may be in.

"Giving Faisal the 'editor' title reflects not just his solid reputation amongst his peers, but also his status and impact within the Channel 4 newsroom as a whole. Economics is a central part of our editorial agenda, and will continue to be long beyond the election."