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talkRADIO’s first Political Editor appointed

talkRADIO has announced Ross Kempsell as the station’s first Political Editor.

Ross will be on air in late July and joins talkRADIO from Guido Fawkes where he was Chief Reporter.

In the new role, Ross will help to shape the station’s wider political coverage, working closely with the editors and producers. In addition to reacting to political events and breaking stories, he will help guide the station’s longer-term political coverage, its portrayal of political events and political interviews.

Commenting on his appointment, talkRADIO programme director, Dennie Morris, said: “Ross immediately impressed us with his knowledge and passion for UK politics and his natural flair for broadcasting. Already a regular contributor on-air he is the perfect fit for our no-nonsense approach at talkRADIO.

“We’re looking forward to him breaking stories across our national stations and going head to head on talkRADIO with the likes of Julia Hartley-Brewer at Breakfast and Eamonn Holmes at Drive”.

Ross added: “I’m thrilled to be joining talkRADIO as Political Editor, where I will be helping to drive forward a significant expansion in the station’s political coverage. We plan to build a strong broadcast presence in Westminster. Our mission, as we report on the political issues of the day, is to serve our listeners, holding politicians to account without fear or favour.”

Prior to joining Guido Fawkes, Ross worked for international news and picture agency FameFlynet where he broke front page stories for national newspapers, and also worked in a number of freelance roles on national and local press.

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  1. Willie Bone says

    Hey! Bring back ‘The Mother Of All Talk Shows’ to the daily mid-morning slot! George Galloway was prrobably giving BBC Radio 5Live a good run for its money on weekdays!

  2. ciaran says

    The Galloway show is riveting as is the Andrew Pierce show on LBC at the same time. It is a pleasure to listen to them both.

  3. Straight talking Mike says

    Is ‘No nonsense approach’ another way of saying ‘dumbed down’?

  4. mark budgen says

    Talk Radio trying to take on London’s Biggest Conservatives as to who the biggest Tories supporters are? Obviously Uncle Rupert was behind this appointment.

  5. Joe Smith says

    This can’t be right, he isn’t a failed soap star is he?

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