The BBC has announced Evan Davis will move from the Today programme on Radio 4 to become the permanent replacement for Jeremy Paxman on Newsnight. Davis will anchor BBC2's flagship current affairs programme three nights per week.
"Evan brings a rare combination of curiosity, intelligence and mischief to his broadcasting - just the qualities I want Newsnight to be known for. I've admired him from afar as a listener and viewer for years and I'm thrilled that he's joining us to help reinvent the show where he made his name in the Nineties."
Davis said he was powerless to "turn down the offer of this role on Newsnight, treading in the footsteps of some of the best television presenters in the business."