STV appoints new Westminster Correspondent
Journalist and producer, Paris Gourtsoyannis, joins STV News at Six and Scotland Tonight teams
On Friday 29th September, STV announced that Paris Gourtsoyannis will join its news operation as Westminster correspondent on 23 October. He brings to the role a wealth of experience as a journalist and producer, having covered major political news stories across multiple high profile media outlets.
Paris joins STV from Channel 4 News where he worked as a producer across domestic and foreign news. Prior to this, he was senior producer at ITV’s political current affairs show, Peston. Paris has also worked as a broadcast journalist with BBC News and BBC World, and as a producer on BBC’s Question Time.
Before moving into broadcast, Paris spent over four years as Westminster Correspondent at The Scotsman, where he covered the EU referendum and its aftermath as well as two general elections. He has also worked as a journalist with Holyrood Magazine and The Times.
STV News at Six is the most-watched news programme in Scotland. With studios in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen, Inverness and London, two distinct editions of the programme are produced ensuring the service is relevant to audiences across the country. Paris will also contribute to political analysis on STV’s current affairs programme, Scotland Tonight.
Paris Gourtsoyannis, STV’s new Westminster Correspondent said: “I’m delighted to be returning to Westminster as a member of the STV News team, at such a crucial time for politics in Scotland and the whole UK. It’s a privilege to help viewers make sense of events at Westminster, in the lead up to what promises to be a dramatic general election campaign. STV News has some of the best broadcasters anywhere, and I look forward to helping them build on its success as Scotland’s leading news programme.”
Linda Grimes-Douglas, Head of News at STV, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Paris to the STV News team as Westminster correspondent. He brings with him a wealth of experience and insight from high profile news outlets as both a journalist and producer and will be a great asset to the team. Our viewers value highly the trusted news we deliver which is relevant to them, and it’s critical to us that we provide regular updates of news from Westminster that impacts on their lives – I’ve no doubt that Paris will do this with great skill and finesse.”