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STV boosts Edinburgh news team with new sports presenter

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STV has appointed Paul Barnes as sports presenter for Edinburgh and the East.

From tonight (Wednesday 25th September) Paul will be on air with all the latest sports news from the capital.

Barnes joins from BBC Scotland Sport where he was responsible for output across Reporting Scotland, Sportsound, online and outside broadcasts. His experience includes reporting on Open Championship golf and Wimbledon and he was previously at Sky Sports News Radio.

Gordon Macmillan, Head of News at STV, said: “Paul joins a strong team delivering national and local coverage on all the top sports stories, including Raman Bhardwaj in Glasgow and Tyrone Smith in the North. Sport is an integral part of what we deliver at STV and we appreciate viewers want to consume all the latest information on air and online. Paul will undoubtedly become a familiar face for viewers in the East who want all the latest news from Hearts, Hibernian and Murrayfield.”

Paul Barnes said: “I'm delighted to be joining STV at what is a hugely exciting time for sport in Scotland. With the Ryder Cup and Commonwealth Games just around the corner, and the Scotland football team enjoying a resurgence in form, I'm looking forward to playing a part in bringing the best of the action to the STV audience.”

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For further information, please contact the STV press office:-

Eleanor Marshall
0141 300 3670 / 07803 970 143
eleanor.marshall@stv.tv

Anna Hendry
0141 300 3830 / 07921 494 654
anna.hendry@stv.tv