Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith  is the BBC's North American Editor, having taken over from Jon Sopel. Prior to that she was the  Scottish Editor covering  news, politics and current events for BBC TV news and radio. From 2014 to 2015, Sarah was the presenter of the Scottish current affairs programme, ‘Scotland 2014’, which was broadcast on BBC2 from May 2014, sharing Scottish news with UK audiences.

In November 2015, Sarah was appointed BBC Scotland Editor – a new position held for the first time. Prior to working for the BBC, Sarah worked for Channel 4 News from 1998 until 2014, where she covered a range of stories including US presidential elections, the Haiti earthquake, Madrid bombings and Fukushima disaster.