Faisal Islam – born 1978 – is the Political Editor of Sky News.
He was the Economics Editor of Channel 4 News, until 1 June 2014, when he was replaced by Paul Mason, the programme’s former Culture and Media Editor.
Islam formally joined Sky News in 2014 as its Political Editor, succeeding Adam Boulton, who now presents an evening news programme on the same channel.
Islam was economics correspondent for The Observer newspaper. He became business correspondent for Channel 4 News in May 2004, later becoming its Economics Editor, a position he held until 1 June 2014.
He has reported on the ups and downs of the corporate world from government-subsidised arms dealers and failing PFI contracts to how bankers are trading weather.