Full Fact announces Chris Morris as new chief executive

14 September 2023 | Team Full Fact

Full Fact is pleased to announce that Chris Morris will join as our new CEO in October.

Chris will play a crucial role leading the charity in our fact checking and campaigning work ahead of the next general election. He is a prominent expert in the world of fact-checking, with a deep  understanding of and commitment to impartiality. 

Chris was previously with the BBC, where he founded Reality Check, the fact checking service run by the broadcaster. During his tenure, Chris covered two general elections, post-Brexit politics, the US Presidential election, the Covid-19 pandemic, and other major news events including the Cop-26 summit. Before Reality Check, Chris spent more than two decades as a senior correspondent covering global news from around the world.

Full Fact’s former CEO Will Moy stood down in July, and during the interim period, our Head of AI Andy Dudfield has filled the position. 

Joining Full Fact is a huge privilege, particularly in the run up to the general election. Misinformation affects everyone's ability to make informed decisions, and in the past voters have been badly let down by low standards of honesty in politics across the political spectrum.

The next general election is vulnerable to the threat of bad information, and Full Fact is in a unique position to ensure voters can access all the facts and hold candidates to account. Our ground-breaking work using AI to promote reliable information, and our reputation for fact checking all parties robustly, will stand us in very good stead. I am delighted to be able to play a crucial role in this.

“Full Fact has carefully built a reputation for impartiality over the last 13 years— as CEO, that is something I am committed to safeguarding.

Chris Morris

Full Fact’s board of cross-party trustees is delighted to welcome Chris Morris as our new CEO in the autumn.

Following a turbulent time in politics, and with more than 50,000 supporters standing behind our campaign for honest politics, Chris joins Full Fact at a pivotal moment, and I feel strongly that the organisation is in the best possible hands as we move into this new, exciting era.

Chris’s proven track record in reporting on information from all sides of the political spectrum will provide continuity for the organisation. His fresh perspective will strengthen Full Fact’s reputation and the vital work it does ensuring every voter can make an informed choice at the next general election and beyond.

Michael Samuel, Full Fact’s chair and co-founder

If you have any media enquiries relating to Chris’ appointment, please get in touch press@fullfact.org

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