C4 News promotes Tom Clarke to science editor

Channel 4 News science correspondent Tom Clarke has been promoted to the job of science editor.

It is the first time Channel 4 News has had a science editor. His promotion follows the appointment of Jackie Long as social affairs editor earlier this year. The programme's other editors are Gary Gibbon, politics; Lindsey Hilsum, international affairs; Faisal Islam, economics and Matthew Cain, culture.

Channel 4 News editor Jim Gray said: 'In this new role, he will have greater freedom to shape our overall science coverage and deploy his engaging style to bring original stories and scientific revelations to light.'

Head of news at Channel 4 Dorothy Byrne said the change meant 'we will be bolstering the importance of science journalism in the programme".

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