BBC Editor Robbie Gibbs to Become Prime Minister’s Director of Communications

Robbie Gibbs, an editor at the BBC, has been confirmed as Theresa May’s new Director of Communications. Gibbs had worked for the BBC for 23 years and said on Twitter:

“I am pleased to announce I will be leaving the BBC to join the prime minister, Theresa May, as her new director of communications”.

James Harding, the Director of BBC News, said:

“Robbie has deployed his renowned organisational skills, political acumen and editorial creativity to the benefit of the BBC on countless occasions. From the precision of the Daily Politics, Sunday Politics, This Week and The Andrew Marr Show – including special Budget programmes – to that historic moment of the Wembley Arena debate last June: the broadcasting highlight of the EU Referendum campaign”.