As ITV’s Deputy Political Editor, and previously senior political correspondent, Chris had a regular seat in the Commons’ press gallery for over a decade. He now covers all royal stories and continues to front the occasional news bulletin.


From his seat in the Commons press gallery, Chris Ship reported on all the Westminster goings-on for ITV News for over a decade. Often deputising for the channel’s Political Editor Robert Peston, Chris led ITV output from the lunchtime bulletin to News at Ten as well as often hosting the bulletins.

Serving as a political correspond before being promoted to Deputy Political Editor, Chris witnessed elections, leadership battles, policy shifts and plots. As well as interviewing senior politicians and civil servants, and reporting from the main party conferences, he also covered defence stories. He has travelled to both Afghanistan and Iraq - once spending two weeks embedded with 3rd Battalion the Parachute Regiment in Kandahar.

Chris left the Westminster beat behind to become ITV’s Royal Editor covering everything from royal weddings to speeches, state visits, tours and other news from the royal household.

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Event - 30/04/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Understanding AI Now

Priya Lakhani and Anne-Marie Imafidon

Please join us in our JLab studio near Oxford Circus at 08:30am on Tuesday 30th April for our next speaker’s breakfast event. Following our sell-out event for IWD back in February, we will be joined by three fantastic speakers for an exploration of the uses, myths and concerns surrounding AI.


JLA, 14 Berners Street, London


Event - 06/02/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Looking Ahead to International Women’s Day

Samira Ahmed, Eniola Aluko, and Alex Mahon

We were joined by four fantastic speakers to look ahead at International Women’s Day. With the theme of this year’s event being #InspireInclusion, we were lucky enough to hear from four women who have each blazed a trail in their respective fields: CEO of Channel 4, Alex Mahon; the former Australian Prime Minister and Chair of Kings’ Global Institute of Women’s Leadership, Julia Gillard; one of the leading voices in football, Eniola Aluko MBE; and broadcaster and journalist, Samira Ahmed.


Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QH