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Nicholas Watt - BBC Newsnight Reporter (6)

Nicholas Watt is the current political editor of the BBC’s Newsnight.

Watt began his career as a political reporter based in Belfast working for The Times as Ireland Correspondent, covering the initial stages of the peace process.

In 1997, he was based in London following his appointment as political correspondent for The Times, before joining The Guardian a year later where he worked as European editor and chief political correspondent. Between 2007 and 2008, he was the acting political editor of The Observer.

In 2016, Watt left The Guardian to become political editor of Newsnight on BBC Two, replacing Allegra Stratton.

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