Former ITV journalist, Allegra Stratton is rumored to be announced as the face of Downing Street’s new televised press briefings.
According to the Guardian, Stratton who now works as an adviser to the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, will host daily political briefings to journalists regarding updates on the UK economy.
Stratton has previously been employed across a number of recognised UK media broadcast stations including a tenure as national editor of ITV news.
The briefings are currently being held by James Slack, former Daily Mail political editor who did the same job for Theresa May.
The news outlet suggested that Stratton’s promotion may be part of PM Boris Johnson’s director of communications, Lee Cain’s plan to “reduce the number of civil servants who deal with the press”.
The Guardian also confirmed that Downing Street sources “have not yet made any announcement”, with one No 10 source insisting to the publication that the appointment remained “unconfirmed”.