MEDIA: Hibbs is made political editor for Scotsman

The Scotsman has recruited Daily Telegraph political correspondent Jon Hibbs as political editor.

The Scotsman has recruited Daily Telegraph political correspondent

Jon Hibbs as political editor.



He replaces Joy Copley who left last summer to have a baby and has

decided not to return full-time. Like Hibbs, Copley joined the Scotsman

from the Telegraph.



Hibbs, who has spent ten years at the Telegraph, takes up his new role

after Easter. He began reporting Westminster politics in 1984, as the

Western Mail’s lobby correspondent. His role later grew to cover the

Journal in Newcastle and Press and Journal in Aberdeen.



Hibbs’ departure from the Telegraph coincides with that of chief

political correspondent Robert Shrimsley, who is joining the Financial

Times in the same role. He returns to the FT in May having first worked

there in 1992 as a political correspondent. Before the FT he worked at

the Daily and Sunday Telegraph, rejoining the Daily Telegraph as chief

political correspondent in 1995.



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