Senior ITN broadcast journalist Tim Singleton has been appointed director of comms for the Department for International Development (DfID).
He is currently deputy editor and director of newsgathering for ITV News and recently announced his departure from ITN after 24 years.
During that time, he has held a series of senior roles at ITV News, including head of foreign news, Westminster news editor and home and foreign news editor.
He covered a range of significant international and domestic stories, including the 2003 Iraq War, the Kosovo conflict, the Asian Tsunami, and six general elections.
Singleton has won a number of BAFTA awards for news coverage, an International Emmy, Royal Television Society awards for international and home news coverage, several One World Media Awards and a Broadcast Award.
He will join DFID’s comms team at the start of January 2017.
Singleton said: “I am really excited to be joining DfID’s team. During my career in broadcasting I’ve seen first-hand the impact of global problems resulting from chronic poverty, conflict and natural disasters. I’ve worked alongside the best in the business at ITV News, and now look forward to doing the same with new colleagues at DfID.”