Telegraph means business with new podcast editorRadio journalist Guy Ruddle is leaving the BBC to head up podcasting at the Telegraph.

Mr Ruddle will be the Telegraph's first podcast editor, and this is believed to be the first role of its kind at a major news organisation.

Mr Ruddle joined the BBC in 1990 and most recently presented Wake up to Monday on BBC Radio 5. His new role begins in January.

"Radio and sound has long been considered the most personal medium and the close relationship that the Daily Telegraph has with its readers makes it the perfect paper for the intimate nature of podcasting," said Mr Ruddle.

"This is a fantastic opportunity - one where I hope to be setting new standards for others to follow."

The Telegraph launched its daily podcast of selected news and sports pieces last month.

More news from
Guardian's Gervais podcast tops US and UK charts
Telegraph's 'Snap and send' launch sparks rights grab row
John Peel tributes trigger record traffic for
Ricky Gervais to podcast. Fact.
Telegraph launches audio news feed
Tim Faircliff leaves Telegraph for Reuters
Times Online loses digital director

Free daily newsletter

If you like our news and feature articles, you can sign up to receive our free daily (Mon-Fri) email newsletter (mobile friendly).