10 appoints the new political editor

10 appoints the new political editor

10 stole ABC’s Ashleigh Raper to become its new network political editor, replacing Peter Van Onselen who departed in March.

Most recently she was the NSW State Political Reporter for ABC, having joined the broadcaster in 2008.

During that time he reported from newsrooms in Orange, Newcastle, Darwin and Sydney, covering news of landmark legislation, resignations, leadership losses and the recent NSW state election. He has also held various roles including Triple J newsreader and TV newsreader in the NT.

At 10 he will lead the network’s political coverage 10 news firstand also work on The project AND Workshop 10.

Martin White, Head of Broadcast News, Paramount Australia and New Zealand, said: “Ashleigh’s track record speaks for itself. It is a very high quality newspaper, with a history of covering big political stories and elections. I’m excited for him to join 10 and can’t wait for him to get started.

Ashleigh said, “It’s a dream come true to head to the nation’s capital and cover politics at a time when issues impact people like never before.

“Looking forward to joining Network 10 and the Canberra team.”

He will start in his new role next month.