Katy Searle

Editor, BBC Westminster

The myriad challenges of relentless Brexit coverage – and remaining impartial in the face of criticism from all sides

20th June 2019

Katy Searle is editor at BBC Westminster. With over three decades at the corporation, she has built up a wide range of experience on a variety of radio and television programmes. She has overall responsibility for political news and leads a 90-strong team, anchored in Westminster, who report from around the UK. In this in-depth interview, Katy describes the daily challenge of creating engaging political coverage to fight against ‘Brexit fatigue’, gives her take on the Tory leadership battle, and reveals how, in the face of criticism from all sides, the BBC decides which politicians to put on air – or not.

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