John Ray is to (or may have already) vacate the Africa Correspondent role and return to London. He was reporting on the top story tonight and was live in the studio. Be interested if he comes back to general reporting or indeed a specific brief- he has covered diplomacy, politics and UK Affairs in the past.
Penny Marshall is to replace him
Be interesting to see if Penny is replaced as Social Affairs Editor. They currently have Emily Morgan and Rebecca Barry who do a lot of work on the health and social affairs brief as Correspondents. Whether they simply just keep them as Correspondents for this area or promote one or both (one to health Editor, one to SA) remains to be seen. The Health Editor brief seems a incongruous one at ITV News. Both Rachel Younger (now a general Correspondent) and Catherine Jones (returned to 5 News) appeared to vacate it after short tenures and without explanation.