Saturday, November 12, 2016

Merry-go-round 1

Worra lorra job news at the BBC (for a Friday).

Jamie Angus, 42 (Old Dumptonian, Winchester College, Modern Languages, Magdalen, Oxford and LibDem press officer) is leaving the editorship of Today on Radio 4, for a new role as Deputy Director of the World Service Group and Editorial Director of BBC Global News Ltd - an entertaining job straddling advertising-funded and licence-fee funded output.

Jamie's BBC CV, running since 1999, has switched between domestic and global output, and has been turbo-charged by turbulent times, helping out with the post-McAlpine interregnum at Newsnight when Lord Hall arrived as DG, and winning the Today gig, at least partially, by proposing Mishal Husain as a new presenter. He's overseen the Nick Robinson/James Naughtie gavotte, and added pretty fixed additional business and arts slots to Today framework.

Friday also saw the last day at the BBC for Richard Porter. Richard's job looked a little like the one Jamie's got until earlier this year, when Mary Wilkinson stepped up as acting Editorial Director. Mary will continue in the role to help with Jamie's transition.

1 comment:

  1. I look forward to the last day of Gavin Allen (Controller, Daily News Programmes), having watched him on Newswatch trying to defend the blanket coverage of the US - and simulcast on both BBC1 & BBC News Channel - at the expense of UK news after the election result was announced.

    He came over as Mr Teflon.


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