Naga Munchetty will replace Susanna Reid on BBC Breakfast, it has been announced.
The BBC World News presenter, who started her career as a financial journalist, will host the show alongside Louise Minchin, Bill Turnbull and Charlie Stayt, following Reid's move to ITV's Good Morning Britain.
Munchetty has ran the London Marathon and won 'Celebrity Mastermind' back in 2013.
"I'm so happy to be joining such a successful, popular programme," she said. "It's a real privilege to be on a team which is a big part of the morning routine for millions of viewers in the UK. I'm thrilled that I'll have my own seat on that famous red sofa."
Although Louise Minchin had been filling in for Reid since her exit earlier this year, BBC Breakfast Editor Adam Bullimore insisted that Munchetty was a 'familiar face' that would make a 'fantastic addition' to the team.
"She has bags of journalistic experience and personality and is a fantastic addition to our regular team of presenters," she said.
Rival ITV poached Reid from BBC Breakfast for a reputed £400,000 annual salary.
News of Munchetty's appointment comes as Good Morning Britain continues to struggle to get viewers to tune in.
Daybreak's successor is said to be out of its depth and a long way from the 15% audience share it needs to compete with the competition.
"No-one is expecting to beat the BBC and no-one is expecting to get over a million viewers," the source told The Sun's Colin Robertson," a source previously told The Sun.
"But we do want it to get above 15 percent - or it is toast."