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Nikki Fox is BBC News disability correspondent

MUMBAI: BBC News has appointed Nikki Fox to the new role of disability correspondent. She will take up her new role at the beginning of June.

Fox has made a number of documentaries for BBC Radio 4 and Radio 5 live, including ‘Beyond Disability: The Adventures Of A Blue Badger’ and ‘Disabled And Desperate To Work’. She also regularly appears as a contributor on Richard Bacon’s Moan-In on Radio 5 live.

On television, she has reported on disability issues for ‘The One Show and Rip Off Britain’ and has worked as both a reporter and producer on factual entertainment programmes.

BBC News deputy director Fran Unsworth said, “Nikki’s appointment demonstrates BBC News’ commitment to providing the best disability news reporting across the country. The role of Disability Correspondent is the first of a number of positions to be created within our new disability news team as we continue to bolster our specialist reporting”.

She will be based at MediaCity Salford, working as part of a team of three broadcast journalists dedicated to the reporting of disability issues. She will be supported by producer Ruth Clegg.

BBC News UK News editor Gary Smith said, “We are delighted to welcome Nikki Fox to BBC News. She is a talented broadcaster with an in-depth understanding of disability issues and her appointment is an important addition to our specialist journalism, allowing us to report disability stories with new expertise and commitment”.

Fox said, “I am beyond excited to be joining BBC News and am thrilled to be able work as part of a specialist team of journalists, dedicated to the reporting of disability issues for a national audience, in a new and fresh way.”