HuffPo Hires Former BBC Hack As UK Political Editor

Chris Wimpress, a former BBC Radio 4 hack who has reported for the Westminster Hour and edited the Week in Westminster is Arianna’s choice for HuffPO UK. He has some blogging experience, though it is fair to say his Chris Wimpress blog didn’t exactly set the political world on fire or get many readers. He recently self-published an e-book, Joe is Online, a first person thriller which progressed the narrative using email, internet chats and blogging. He, like Iain Dale, is looking for unpaid bloggers ahead of the July launch…

UPDATE: Understand PoliticsHome’s Deputy News Editor, Dina Rickman, has jumped ship to HuffPo as well.

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