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Turness appointed CEO, BBC News and Current Affairs

The BBC has announced that Deborah Turness has been appointed as CEO, BBC News and Current Affairs. Turness will join the BBC from ITN, where she is CEO. Tim Davie, BBC Director-General, commented: “I’m delighted Deborah Turness is joining the BBC as our CEO for BBC News and Current Affairs. Deborah brings a wealth of […]

January 6, 2022

EBU adds Davie, Marchand, Soldi to exec board

Tim Davie (BBC), Gilles Marchand (SRG SSR) and Marinella Soldi (Rai) have been elected to the EBU Executive Board. The new board members were elected by the Directors General of fellow broadcasters at the EBU’s 87th General Assembly in Geneva. The Board is responsible for ensuring the implementation of the EBU’s strategy and policies. Davie […]

December 3, 2021

BBC News roles for Brammar, Danahar

BBC News has announced that Jess Brammar has been appointed as executive news editor at News channels, and Paul Danahar has been appointed as executive news editor, World story team. Brammar is an award-winning editor with wide-ranging experience in broadcasting. She has previously worked at the BBC, most recently as the acting editor of Newsnight, […]

September 16, 2021

BBC News: “Heading for 1 bulletin a day as social takes over”

Fran Unsworth, the BBC’s head of news, has said the number of traditional TV bulletins will likely be cut over the next few years as more people consume news online. In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Unsworth said she thought there might only be one bulletin a day. Asked whether the News at Ten […]

August 20, 2020