Leading journalist and broadcaster Lewis Goodall is joining Global, the Media & Entertainment group, as the third host of a major new podcast co-presented by Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel, which is launching this autumn.
Goodall will also be Analysis & Investigations Editor for Global, working on the broadcaster’s video journalism, reporting on breaking stories in the UK and beyond, and creating content for the podcast, Global Player and across social channels for LBC.
He joins Global from BBC’s Newsnight, where he was Policy Editor for BBC 2’s late night current affairs show. Before that, he was a Political Correspondent for Sky News. Goodall’s reports at Newsnight include highly regarded investigations and reporting on care homes during Covid, the exams fiasco, building safety scandals and the war in Ukraine leading to the biggest refugee crisis since 1945.
Lewis Goodall said: “The chance to join Emily and Jon in their bid to create the world’s best and most innovative daily news podcast was exciting enough, but the opportunity to help lead and supercharge Global’s commitment to quality video journalism and reporting – my great passion – in this next major stage in their expansion, took things to another level still. I can’t wait to get started.”
Tom Cheal, Managing Editor of LBC, said: “I’m delighted that Lewis will be joining Emily and Jon for our new Global podcast. Lewis combines expansive knowledge of the inner workings of Westminster with brilliant storytelling, and impactful, agenda-setting reporting which will be a core focus as we continue to enhance our video output. Global has always led the way when it comes to visualising audio and as we move into the next phase of growth, video journalism will play an increasingly important role in how we reach and engage audiences.”
Global Original podcasts include Full Disclosure with James O’Brien, Hunting Ghislaine with investigative journalist John Sweeney, Rachel Johnson’s Difficult Women as well as chart-topping Originals such as My Therapist Ghosted Me. Global Player hosts thousands of podcasts, all for free, and Global recently acquired the podcast-hosting platform Captivate.