Beth Rigby

Beth Rigby is Sky News’ Political Editor. The first women to ever hold the position, she is a leading face of the channel and ever-present on our screens, covering political news not just from the heart of Westminster but around the country. Described [in the RTS magazine] as the “stand out political broadcaster of our times”, since joining Sky News in 2016, Beth has covered the Brexit referendum, two general elections, the bitter Brexit wars and the Covid pandemic. Known for her no-nonsense questions and fearless interviewing style, she has sat down with all the country’s leading political figures, from Boris Johnson and Sir Keir Starmer to Nicola Sturgeon, Theresa May and Tony Blair. Beth was the co-anchor for Sky’s overnight live election show and is a mainstay for Sky News biggest evening news bulletins, including its’ flagship ‘Ten O’Clock’ News.

Career Background

Before joining Sky News, Beth was a print journalist for two nearly decades, both as a financial and political journalist. She joined the Financial Times as a trainee journalist in 1998 and went onto become one of the newspaper’s youngest ever team leaders when she was appointed Consumer Industries Editor in 2007. She spent over a decade as a financial journalist, covering hedge funds, the City, financial services, retailers and global consumer goods giants, winning industry awards for her coverage of the retail sector and hedge funds. In 2010 she moved onto the newspaper’s Westminster team as Chief Political Correspondent before being promoted to Deputy Political Editor in 2012. It was during these years that Beth covered the fall-out of the financial crash, the Scottish independence referendum, the first coalition government since the second world war and the 2015 general election.

Broadcast experience

Before joining Sky in 2016, Beth was a regular on the BBC. She was a regular panellist on BBC1’s Sunday Politics Show, appeared on the Andrew Marr Show and was a newspaper reviewer for the BBC News Channel. She has also appeared on the Daily Politics, Have I got News for You, Channel 4 News and GMB. Beth was also a regular presenter for Radio 4’s What the Papers Say and also anchored Week in Westminster. She also appeared on the Today programme, Broadcasting House, the Media Show and Women’s Hour and been a guest on the Scott Mills & Chris Stark Radio 5 live Saturday morning show.

Education and Childhood

Beth was born in Colchester and grew up in Buckinghamshire, where she attended a local grammar school. But she also has strong roots in the north of England – her late mother was from Wigan and her father from Lancaster. Beth went to Cambridge University and has a first class honours degree in Social & Political Science. She also has a masters with distinction in Latin American Studies from the University of London.

Personal Life

Beth lives in London with her partner Angelo and their two children. She is a keen runner, mediocre cook, and a Northern Soul enthusiast.


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