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Webb joins Radio 4 Today team

The BBC's North America Editor Justin Webb is joining BBC Radio 4's Today programme presentation team, replacing Ed Stourton.

Justin will present the programme alongside current regulars Sarah Montague, James Naughtie, Evan Davis, as well as John Humphrys who will be co-presenting Justin's first show on Thursday.

Justin said: "I am delighted to be joining Today. It has been a part of my life for many years and the chance to join the presenting team is a thrill and an honour."

Editor of the Today programme, Ceri Thomas, said: "Presenting Today is absolutely one of the biggest jobs in BBC News, but Justin's got the talent and the experience to make a huge success of it. He'll be a wonderful addition to the team."

Justin's first job in the BBC was for BBC Radio Ulster, based in Belfast. He then went on to hold various roles including, for three years, he was the main anchor of Breakfast News and also presented the Six O'Clock News on TV.

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