BBC Radio 4 Today reporter, Manveen Rana has been confirmed as the daily host The Times and Sunday Times’ podcast.
News UK and Wireless Studios will release the show each weekday at 06:00, under the brand ‘The Stories of Our Times’.
Prior to joining The Times and Sunday Times, Rana worked at the BBC as an investigative reporter for Radio 4’s Today programme and BBC News, including ‘Panorama’ and the News at Ten.
Manveen Rana was cited in Radio Today saying, “I’m so excited to be part of this project. Podcasts offer listeners the chance to cut out the noise of modern life and really engage with a story. We will be bringing together some of the best and most trusted journalism from The Times, with the depth and the compelling storytelling that you can create with a podcast. For anyone trying to navigate the modern world, that’s a godsend!”
John Witherow, Editor of The Times, added, “Our readers trust our award-winning journalists to navigate a complex world for them, and we are constantly innovating to ensure we’re telling those stories in the most compelling way. Launching the Stories of Our Times podcast is a logical development and will bring our high-quality journalism in audio to a new audience.”
Jimmy Buckland, managing director of Wireless Studios, said, “Stories of our Times will provide an exciting new way for audiences to understand what’s happening in the world, combining the powerful audio storytelling that Wireless specialises in with the world class journalistic expertise of The Times. It’s exciting to be extending the relationship between Wireless Studios and The Times through this new podcast, and to provide a new route for our advertising and sponsorship partners to connect with high value news consumers.”