New Editor-in-Chief joins MSE
Marcus Herbert has joined MoneySavingExpert.com as its new Editor-in-Chief.
Marcus joins from the BBC, where he has most recently been working on digital strategy for the director general's office. Prior to that he was head of online at BBC Scotland.
His broadcast credits include assistant editor of Newsnight and postings at the BBC's Moscow, Washington and New York bureaux.
Also a former commissioning editor and executive producer for BBC Science programmes, Marcus has been responsible for award-winning shows such as Afterlife, Planet Ant and Supermarket Secrets.
Marcus has this week taken over the position of Editor-in-Chief from Jason Mills (who left in June to take up a new post in Switzerland). The role will continue to report directly to MoneySavingExpert.com's founder and Executive Chairman Martin Lewis.
'Marcus brings an unsurpassed wealth of experience'
MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis said: "MoneySavingExpert's consumer and campaigning journalism is unmatched, and our big independent editorial team needs a big hitter to lead it. Marcus brings an unsurpassed wealth of digital, content and journalistic experience to MSE and I'm looking forward to working with him.
"He has a great deal of experience in journalism that explains complex subjects in an accessible way without dumbing them down, and that's what MSE strives for. We're delighted he's coming on board to continue to drive the great outcomes for consumers."
'I'm a long-term fan of the site'
Marcus Herbert, newly appointed Editor-in-Chief, said: "I'm delighted to be joining MSE. As a long-term fan of the site, I've been impressed by its independent, passionate journalism and its commitment to helping users get the most out of their personal finances.
"I'm really looking forward to working with the team to help build on that success, and take advantage of all the opportunities that the fast-changing digital landscape offers to keep serving consumers."