In praise of Ros Atkins – the best journalist on the BBC

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It is commonly said that the BBC has lost its way, journalistically. It is an accusation I sometimes share. But there are exceptions. As always, you have to choose where and from whom in the corporation you get your news.

Ros Atkins does the 7pm slot on the BBC News Channel (231 on my set, but I am sure it varies). Single-handedly he now fronts the best news reporting on television, most especially since Channel 4 News has lost its edge at the moment.

And he has impact. This slot when shared on YouTube has been viewed 3.7 million times.

If anyone is looking for good news broadcasting this is, in my opinion, the best place to find it at present. The rest of the evening can be quite good too, depending on the presenters.