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Beth Rigby

Political Editor and Presenter

Elizabeth Frances Rigby is a British journalist. She has worked for Sky News since 2016 and became its political editor in 2019. She has previously worked as a newspaper journalist for the Financial Times and The Times.

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Meet Beth Rigby

Beth Rigby is Sky News’ Political Editor and also presents a talk show on Thursday nights on Sky News called Beth Rigby Interviews. The first woman to ever hold the position, she is a leading face of the channel covering political news not just from the heart of Westminster but around the country.

Described in the Royal Television Society magazine as the “stand out political broadcaster of our times”, since joining Sky News in 2016 Beth has covered the Brexit referendum, two general elections, the bitter Brexit wars and the Covid pandemic.

Career

Beth was a print journalist for two nearly decades, both as a financial and political reporter. She joined the Financial Times as a trainee journalist in 1998 and went on to become one of the newspaper’s youngest ever team leaders when she was appointed Consumer Industries Editor in 2007.

Beth spent over a decade as a financial journalist, covering hedge funds, the City, financial services, retailers and global consumer goods giants, winning industry awards for her coverage of the retail sector and hedge funds.

In 2010 Beth moved onto the newspaper’s Westminster team as Chief Political Correspondent before being promoted to Deputy Political Editor in 2012. It was during these years that Beth covered the fall-out of the financial crash, the Scottish independence referendum, the first coalition government since the second world war and the 2015 general election.

In addition to the day job, Beth was a regular panellist on BBC One’s Sunday Politics Show, appeared on the Andrew Marr Show and was a newspaper reviewer for the BBC News Channel.

She has also appeared on the Daily Politics, Have I got News for You, Channel 4 News and Good Morning Britain.

On radio, Beth was regular presenter for Radio 4’s What the Papers Say and also anchored Week in Westminster. She also appeared on the Today programme, Broadcasting House, the Media Show and Women’s Hour and been a guest on the Scott Mills & Chris Stark Radio 5 live Saturday morning show.

In late 2015 Beth joined The Times as Media Editor for 9 months before being appointed Senior Political Correspondent by Sky News.

In 2018 Beth was promoted to Deputy Political Editor and has been the station’s Political Editor since April 2019.

Personal Life

Beth lives in North London with her husband and two children.

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