Friday, May 19, 2017


If, say, you'd been running the Today programme single-handed for six months, as Deputy Editor, and during that six months, your candidacy for the top job was overlooked in favour of someone with marginal broadcasting experience, you might fancy a break.

The BBC says Victoria Wakely is still Deputy Editor of Today, but is off on a short-term project with World Service. Sarah Sands, former Editor of the Evening Standard, is presumably through her induction period.

Victoria first worked for Today in the Rod Liddle years, and has since moved through Any Questions, at Jonathan Dimbleby's side; launched the Andrew Marr version of Start The Week; been a senior editorial adviser to the BBC Trust, working on two reviews by Stuart Prebble, on "Breadth of Opinion" and countryside coverage.  Latest quarterly figures show the Today programme's audience has grown by more than five per cent, year on year.

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