Wood named BBC commissioner of Pop

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Sally Wood will return to the BBC as the newly created position of Commissioning Editor, Pop Music TV.

Under the leadership of Lorna Clarke, BBC Controller of Pop, Wood’s remit will solely focus on pop music commissions across TV, iPlayer and Digital, whilst collaborating with radio and BBC Sounds to deliver across the portfolio. She will start in her new role in early 2022.

Between 2003 – 2010, Wood worked at the BBC as a Producer and Series Producer, producing music specials including Electric Proms (Robbie Williams, Neil Diamond, Elton John, Razorlight), Glastonbury Festival (2006 – 2010), 1Xtra Live (2008 – 2010), Beyoncé at the BBC and Madonna Live. Upon leaving the BBC in 2010, Sally was Series Producer on This is Justin Bieber (ITV Studios for ITV), iTunes Festival (Princess for ITV2) and Isle of Wight Festival (Blink TV for Sky Arts) amongst others. From 2015 – 2022, Wood is Executive Producer on Brit Awards.

Wood commented: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be returning to the broadcaster that was so influential and nurturing during the earlier stages of my career. The BBC has always been a pioneer when it comes to bringing popular music to the nation and it is an immense privilege to be joining Lorna and the team. My goal is to cast my net wide across our vibrant and diverse popular music industry to discover exciting and invigorating new content, while maintaining the phenomenally high levels of programming that viewers are already familiar with.”

Clarke added: “Sally has a reputation throughout the media industry as one of television’s most experienced and creative showrunners and executive producers. She brings with her a wealth of experience and I’m looking forward to us working together to increase impact across all platforms. We’ll be working closely with the music industry to produce world class content to deliver to millions of music fans.”


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