Jack Leather

Jack Leather is Digital Editor at Channel 5 News.


His grounding was in sports journalism, reporting on the Olympics for Sportcal.com in London and Lausanne. He travelled to Austria, South Korea, Guatemala and China to cover the bidding and hosting of the Games.


He then became a writer on the BBC’s Match of the Day Magazine, before moving into politics as News Editor for PoliticsHome. He was a member of the Lobby in Westminster and played a key part in coverage of the 2010 election and formation of the coalition government.


After reporting on the 2012 Olympics for Metro, he moved to ITN later that year – starting in the ITV News digital department before moving to 5 News. Jack grew up in France, studied in Bath and now lives in North London. 

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