Former Capital FM news editor Justin Kings has been hired on a full time basis by Bauer Media after a six week stint at Metro Radio.
Justin joined the station just as the Raoul Moat story broke, and says he has enjoyed working with hard working and talented journalists.
Writing on his own [link=http://newsleadermediaconsultancy.blogspot.com/2010/08/my-big-annoucement.html]blog[/link], Justin said: "I've been backed by a great management team including an MD and Programme Directors who understand the value of news and who're giving me the freedom to create new content.
"I've been working alongside a collection of hard working and talented young journalists who proved themselves to me within hours of my joining Bauer in their response to the Raoul Moat story. I'm already very proud of them.
"Together I believe we all have the potential to create a unique news product for commercial radio in UK. Already I feel we've made some progress in achieving this."