Sun Journalist Dan Wootton Heads to GB News

Lower Hutt-born Dan Wootton, 37, the Sun journalist who broke the story of “Megxit”, is leaving to present a daily show on GB News and write for Mail Online, Amol Rajan reports in a story for the BBC.

Wootton, is currently executive editor and columnist at The Sun. He also hosts The Dan Wootton Show on TalkRadio. Both are owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News UK.

A former editor of the Bizarre showbiz column, Wootton has a pedigree in breaking big stories, including the decision by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to move abroad, which came to be known as “Megxit”, Rajan writes for the BBC.

His hire by GB News is a strong indication of the editorial direction in which that channel will go. Wootton has written trenchant columns taking aim at “woke” culture, and his monologues for TalkRadio have generated significant hits on social media.

Original article by Amol Rajan, BBC, January 29, 2021.


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Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

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