BBC appoints David as global trade correspondent
BBC News has named Dharshini David as its first global trade correspondent.
David was hired ahead of Great Britain officially leaving the European Union later this month and moving into a Brexit transition period.
The BBC said that the new role would enhance its coverage of trade.
David, who is starting the role immediately, said, “International trade can be dismissed as dry and complex but globalization has shaped all our fortunes – for better or worse – in recent years. The new decade is going to be defined by radical changes in trading relationships. I’m looking forward to working with my BBC colleagues to strip away the spin and speculation, to explain to our audiences what lies in store – and exactly what this means for them.”
As a global trade correspondent, David will be responsible for providing a global perspective on trade for Great Britain and international audiences across all BBC platforms.
Initially, David began her career in economics before joining the BBC to cover economics and consumer news. Before that, she was at Sky News as a business correspondent and presenter of Sky News Tonight alongside Adam Boulton.
She has also written a book on international economics and advised the Tesco board on broadcast media relations.