Paul Brand

Award-winning journalist and UK Editor for ITV News

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Political Journalist of the Year at the British Journalism Awards 2020
Host of the ITV Acting Prime Minister Podcast

Paul Brand is the UK Editor for ITV News, where he appears nightly on the Evening News and News at Ten, and regularly on Good Morning Britain. He also hosts his own podcast, Acting Prime Minister, interviewing many of the most powerful politicians in the UK. In 2019 he was named Pink News Broadcaster of the Year and in February 2020 picked up a joint Royal Television Society award alongside representatives from the BBC and Sky for coverage of the 2019 election.

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Paul has been the foremost journalist reporting on the crisis in social care. His investigations were the first to reveal that patients were being systematically discharged from hospitals into care homes without testing, winning him an Excellence in Journalism Award from Press Gazette in July 2020. He was the only journalist to secure an exclusive interview with the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, about the unfolding scandal.

Paul is a patron of the charity Just Like Us and a co-founder of the initiative School Diversity Week, both of which promote LGBT+ inclusivity in schools.

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