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Judith Moritz

Judith Moritz is the BBC’s North of England Correspondent and is a regular contributor to the BBC’s national and international news programmes, including the Today programme on Radio 4, the Ten O’Clock news on BBC One, and the World Service. She is also a frequent writer for the BBC website.

Judith has spent 25 years reporting complex court cases and inquiries, including those relating to Harold Shipman, Ian Brady, the Morecambe Bay disaster and the Rochdale and Rotherham grooming cases. She has specialised in the legal aftermath of Hillsborough and has led the BBC’s coverage of the Manchester Arena bombing in the years since the attack.

Judith was the only TV journalist in the courtroom throughout the Lucy Letby trial. She spent nearly a year observing Letby closely and led all of the BBC’s coverage of the case. There have been over 26m ‘page views’ to the BBC content about the trial, and Judith’s live blog from the courtroom during the verdicts and sentencing attracted more than 5m followers. She worked with producer/director Jonathan Coffey to make the BBC Panorama documentary ‘Lucy Letby: The Nurse Who Killed’ which was viewed by 3.3m people in its first week.

Judith has won several awards, including from the Royal Television Society, and the BT Press and Broadcast Awards. She lives in Manchester with her family and in her rare spare time she is a slow but enthusiastic runner.

Twitter: @judithmoritz

Instagram: @judith.moritz



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