Crerar will join the news brand later this year, the Guardian has announced
Crerar will succeed Heather Stewart, who has been political editor at the Guardian since 2016. Heather moves into a new role at the news brand as special correspondent, reporting on how the pandemic, Brexit and the government’s ‘levelling-up’ agenda are changing lives and livelihoods in the UK.
Currently its political editor, Crerar joined the Daily Mirror in 2018, having previously worked as Guardian deputy political editor and for a decade as political correspondent and City Hall editor at the Evening Standard.
Katharine Viner, editor-in-chief of Guardian News & Media, said: “I am thrilled that we have hired one of Britain’s best journalists to lead our political coverage.
“Pippa’s remarkable track record of exclusives over the past few years has set the political agenda time and again, and I know she will be an unmissable source for Guardian readers.”
Crerar added: “I’m absolutely delighted to be rejoining the Guardian as political editor, working alongside the brilliant politics team.
“I know that we’ll do great journalism together, holding politicians and power to account and shining a light on how their decisions impact all of us. I can’t wait to get started”.