Financial Times appoints Lucy Fisher as new Whitehall editor


The Financial Times has appointed Lucy Fisher as its new Whitehall editor. Fisher is currently chief political commentator at Times Radio and will join the FT in May.

As Whitehall editor, Fisher will cover the stories behind the headlines from Westminster, with a particular focus on the Conservative party and foreign policy. She will also be a co-host of the FT's relaunched weekly Political Fix podcast and write a monthly column.

Lucy Fisher was previously deputy political editor at The Daily Telegraph, and before that worked for The Times, where she was chief political correspondent and then defence editor.

FT editor Roula Khalaf said: “Lucy is one of the sharpest and smartest reporters covering UK politics today. I am delighted that she has decided to join the FT and our brilliant Parliament team under George Parker.”

Lucy Fisher said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the FT, a newspaper I have long admired as a reader. I can’t wait to get stuck into this exciting role at such a pivotal time in British politics, and I look forward to working with George Parker and the outstanding Westminster reporting team.”

Fisher has appeared regularly on the BBC and Sky News, including the programmes Newsnight, Westminster Hour, Today, World At One, PM and The Papers.

About the Financial Times:

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of 1.2 million, more than one million of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.


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