Guardian recruits BBC man to head blogging team

The Guardian has hired BBC journalist Kevin Anderson as Head of Blogging and Interaction.

Mr Anderson has been an online journalist since 1996 and joined the BBC two years later, becoming its first online reporter based outside of the UK. He has since reported on the US and technology from Washington DC and has produced the interactive World Have Your Say programme on the World Service.

“I’ve been an online journalist for 10 years now,” he wrote. “The reason why I am an online journalist is because every morning I get to wake up, go to work and create a new medium. And there is a lot more work to do. Now it gets interesting.”

At the BBC, Mr Anderson has been among the most active advocates of news blogging. Guardian Unlimited operates 11 blogs plus dozens more on its Comment is free blog portal.