Dispatches hires Daniel Pearl as new editor

Deputy Editor of Panorama joins Channel 4’s current affairs programme.

Channel 4's Dispatches has recruited Daniel Pearl to edit the current affairs show from its BBC rival Panorama.

Pearl, who was deputy editor of Panorama, replaces former editor Kevin Sutcliffe who confirmed his departure from Channel 4 shortly after Dispatches was relaunched earlier this month.

Pearl has more than 15 years of experience producing, editing and commissioning news and current affairs television, including a stints as deputy editor of the BBC's Ten O'clock News and Newsnight.

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