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Oct 28 / Prinza

Singer Ms Dynamite to edit TV news

Singer Ms Dynamite is joining Dame Kelly Holmes, Alastair Campbell and former drugs smuggler turned novelist Howard Marks – to edit Five News. They will order the stories of the day and commission their own reports on the half-hour 7pm TV bulletins over four consecutive weeks from November 11. Five News presenter Kirsty Young said: “The four guest editors have very different areas of specialist knowledge and use diverse disciplines in their respective fields of music, sport, culture and politics. “It will be fascinating to see how their backgrounds influence their editorial judgment, opinions on the day’s top news stories and choice of individual reports.” Five News editor Mark Calvert said: “This is a first for television news in this country. “All of our guest editors are used to being in the news, and have on many occasions been the focus of intense media interest. “But this will challenge them, and challenge their view of what makes news.” Ms Dynamite, whose real name is Niomi McLean-Daley, became the first solo black female artist to win the Mercury Music Award in 2002.

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