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.