Nicholas Watt

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Nicholas Watt
Education University of York
University of Wales
Occupation Journalist
Employer BBC
Known for Newsnight

Nicholas "Nick" Watt is a British journalist. He is the current political editor on BBC's Newsnight.

Early life[edit]

Watt studied History at the University of York between 1986-1989, before studying for a postgraduate diploma in Journalism Studies at the University of Wales between 1989–90.[1][better source needed]


Watt began his career as a political reporter based in Belfast working for The Times as Ireland Correspondent, covering the initial stages of the peace process.[2][3]

In 1997, he was based in London following his appointment as Political Correspondent for The Times,[3] before joining The Guardian a year later where he worked as European Editor and Chief Political Correspondent.[2][3] Between 2007 and 2008, he was the acting Political Editor for The Observer.[3]

In 2016, Watt left The Guardian to become Political Editor for Newsnight on BBC Two, replacing Allegra Stratton.[2]


  1. ^ "Nicholas Watt". Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Jackson, Jasper (23 March 2016). "BBC2's Newsnight hires Guardian's Nick Watt to replace Allegra Stratton". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d "BBC Newsnight appoints Nick Watt as new Political Editor - Media Centre". BBC Media Centre. 23 March 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2017.