Noreena Hertz to join ITV News as economics editor

Noreena Hertz will join ITV News as the new economics editor

Economics expert and author Noreena Hertz will be joining the ITV News team as its new economics editor.

Hertz has built a reputation for delivering solid advice to businesses and world leaders on geopolitical and technological trends and business decisions, with a wealth of experience researching and reporting on key national and international economic trends.

"I'm thrilled to be joining ITV News as economics editor, at such an important time in the lead up to and aftermath of the EU Referendum," she said.

"It's an amazing team of experts with a distinctive voice and I can't wait to get started."

Recently, Hertz has focused her research on the future impact of the current economy and democracy on what she has called 'Generation K' - ie 14 to 21-year-olds.

This has been presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos, at the Women in the World Economic Summit in New York City and has been featured in publications including The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Daily Telegraph, El Pais, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Times and The Financial Times.

At ITV News, she will replace former economics editor Richard Edgar in leading all economics coverage, reporting and analysing the challenges of the UK's finances and developments in international markets.

ITV News editor Geoff Hill said he was "delighted" to welcome her to the line-up.