The BBC has appointed Vicki Young as new deputy political editor with immediate effect.
Young has worked for the broadcasting station for 25 years, starting as a reporter at BBC Wales, before joining the parliamentary team at Westminster.
In 2015, she became chief political correspondent for the company, where she has covered seven general elections and numerous international summits across the world.
Young succeeds John Pienaar who left the position in February 2020 after a 28-year tenure.
Pienaar resigned to take up a role at Times Radio as a drive time presenter.
Young said: “It’s a real honour to become the BBC’s new Deputy Political Editor. As a journalist, it’s both a privilege and an incredible responsibility to be in the front row at such an extraordinary period in UK politics. Viewers and listeners rely on us to explain these complex times in a clear and fair way and that’s what the BBC does best.
“That’s why we remain by far the most trusted news source in the UK, and that’s why the people have been turning to us for informed and impartial coverage of the events of the past few years”.