STV names McKeith editor of STV North
David McKeith has been appointed editor of STV North. Previously, he was a news producer at the network.
McKeith succeeds long-time editor Donald John MacDonald, who died in December.
McKeith first joined STV in 1992. Before that, he had been a reporter at the Sunday Post. McKeith initially worked on early morning bulletins on GMTV, before becoming a presenter on nightly news program, North Tonight.
He has also worked in production roles, primarily on the “STV News at Six,” which won the RTS Scotland award for best news program in 2020.
“It’s a genuine privilege to take on the role of Editor at STV North, but tinged with sadness following the death of my predecessor and friend Donald John MacDonald. STV North’s transmission area is unique and our ambition remains to bring our viewers the distinctive perspective to our coverage that sets us apart. I’m proud to be leading a fantastic team who will build on Donald’s legacy and continue to deliver the news that matters to our audience at a time of such uncertainty and change.”
Linda Grimes-Douglas, head of news and current affairs, STV added:
“While we’re all still mourning the untimely loss of Donald John MacDonald, it’s heartening to know that the tremendous work he did to make STV North such a revered force of local news in Scotland will continue under the leadership of David McKeith.
“David is already something of an STV stalwart, having been with us for nearly 30 years, and I’m looking forward to seeing where his passion for the north of Scotland, sound editorial judgement and deep understanding of our audience will take STV North in the future.”