Bauer Media Group has appointed Radio Tay’s News Editor Alan Smith as its new Political Correspondent.
Alan starts in his new position on Monday August 31 and will deliver political news to Bauer’s audiences across Forth, Clyde, Tay, West Sound, Northsound, MFR and Borders stations.
The former producer of Bauer’s weekly Scotland’s Talk In show will be based at the Scottish Parliament in Holyrood. Looking ahead to starting his new role, Alan said: “I’m absolutely honoured to be taking up the position of Political Correspondent in Scotland for Bauer during what is a truly unique period in this country’s history.
“I’ve enjoyed a tremendous career at Bauer so far and have a huge passion for politics. That is mirrored by Bauer’s investment and commitment to allowing us to report the biggest news and issues to our audiences across the country in the best way we can. I can’t wait to get started.”
Alan started his broadcasting career with Kingdom FM in Fife in 2003 having spent a year doing work experience there while studying at the former Glenrothes College. From there he moved to Radio Tay as a reporter for a short period before re-joining Kingdom FM as News Editor. A year later he was called back to Radio Tay as Head of News and Sport – and then News Editor – until this latest appointment.
Lorraine Herbison, Head of News & Sport for Bauer Scotland, said: “This appointment shows our continuing investment in local news and our recognition of the importance of Scottish political matters to our audiences the length and breadth of the country in these fast-moving times.
“Alan has a proven track record of delivering relevant, high-quality political news and analysis over the years as well as grilling some of the biggest names in the game and we’ve every confidence that he’ll thrive in this new role.”