Beth Rigby

Beth Rigby

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Political Editor, Sky News

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Synopsis

As well as covering all things politics for Sky News, Beth hosts her own interview show talking to decision-makers from all walks of life. The former Financial Times political editor is known for her matter-of-fact reporting, especially around the Brexit negotiations. She shares stories from the corridors of Westminister and what goes on behind the cameras. 

Biography

Beth Rigby is Sky News’ Political Editor. Prior to joining the broadcaster, she served for over a decade at the Financial Times, latterly as chief political correspondent and deputy political editor. She also fronts her own interview show on Sky, talking to people at the coal face of change about their views on what is going on in Britain and around the world.

After studying social and political science followed by Latin American studies, Beth joined the FT as a trainee. She specialised in coverage of retail, consumer industries and hedge funds before moving to the political brief. After a brief spell as The Times’ media editor, she joined Sky to lead their political coverage.

Taking to the air in the midst of Brexit negotiations, Beth has been witness to some of the most unpredictable and unexpected events in Westminster history. Known for her down-to-earth, no-nonsense approach to reporting political events she offers insights into the key personalities, plots and likely outcomes. She also reveals some of what goes on in the Westminster bars and tearooms, as well as tales from behind the scenes of political broadcasting.

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