Moore appointed BBC1 Chief
June 26, 2013
As expected, Charlotte Moore has been confirmed as the new controller of the BBC1. She had been interim controller of BBC1 since Danny Cohen was appointed director of television in April.
Moore’s promotion to run the BBC’s flagship TV channel comes after two months of senior management reshuffles prompted by the arrival of Tony Hall as director general in April.
Danny Cohen, Director of BBC Television, said: “Charlotte has proven herself as a highly talented creative leader, with fantastic credentials as a commissioner and a reputation as a thoughtful and collaborative colleague. She has a passion for storytelling and a real understanding of audiences and BBC One’s commitment to scale, range and risk-taking. I am looking forward to her joining my new senior management team on a permanent basis and leading the channel to great future success.”
BBC Director-General, Tony Hall, said: “This is a very critical appointment. I was really excited by Charlotte’s ideas and vision, they have a boldness and originality that is absolutely what the channel should offer.”
On her new appointment, Moore said: “Running BBC One is the most exciting and creative job in television and I’m honoured to be taking over as the new Controller. Under Danny Cohen’s leadership the flagship channel has enjoyed great success and it’s a huge privilege to be part of its future. BBC One has a unique role to play in this country and I’m looking forward to working with many talented people. I’m incredibly excited by Danny’s vision for BBC Television and what the future holds in the digital age.”
Since 2009, Moore has been the BBC’s Commissioning Editor of Documentaries where she was responsible for strategy and commissioning for in-house and independents across all four channels. Under her leadership, Charlotte has modernised and transformed the genre to produce a huge breadth of original programming, seeking out the best talent to bring the most compelling and inspiring documentary content to a broad audience. From Bafta-winning titles Protecting Our Children, 7/7 One Day In London, The Great British Bake Off, Terry Pratchett’s Choosing To Die, The Choir and Welcome To Lagos to hit series like Inside Claridges, The Call Centre, Lambing Live and The Tube.