BBC correspondent Nils Blythe to take up PR role at Bank of England

BBC business correspondent Nils Blythe is leaving the BBC next month to become interim head of communications at the Bank of England, PR Week reports.

Blythe has been with the BBC for 23 years, working on BBC News 24, The Money Programme and, most recently, as business correspondent on Radio 4’s Today Programme.

He is the latest in a series of high-profile moves from the BBC into the world of PR.

Earlier this month Craig Oliver was appointed the new Downing Street head of communications following the resignation of former News of the World editor Andy Coulson, and former BBC global news director Richard Sambrook was appointed chief content officer at PR consultancy Edelman.

In 2008 former Newsnight editor Peter Baron left the BBC to join Google, and political correspondent Guto Harri was appointed communications director for the Mayor London, Boris Johnson.

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