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Annita McVeigh, Ben Brown and Geeta Guru-Murthy will take up chief presenting roles on the BBC’s news channel – BBC News – which is broadcast in the UK and around the world.

Paul Royall, editor of the channel, says: "Annita, Ben and Geeta’s knowledge, experience, and presenting talent make them valuable additions to the team, bringing trusted BBC News to more than 100m viewers around the world on the UK’s most-watched news channel."

They join the chief presenter team of Matthew Amroliwala, Christian Fraser, Lucy Hockings and Maryam Moshiri in the UK, with Sumi Somaskanda and Caitríona Perry in Washington DC and Steve Lai in Singapore.

BBC News remains the most-watched news channel in the UK, and has a weekly audience of over 100m in the rest of the world.

The channel was launched in April last year. It is a single operation which splits into a UK and an international feed when editorially appropriate. Since its launch it is increasingly focusing on live and breaking coverage and is available to digital audiences on BBC iPlayer and the BBC news website and app, often featuring as part of the live page offer.

Ben Brown will share his role on the channel with his presenting duties for the BBC News at One.

The three chief presenters will take up their roles shortly.

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