Senior editorial shake-up at BBC

Zoe Smith
 
BBC television news has announced a shake-up to its senior editorial team.
 
A new role of editor, daytime, has been created
for Amanda Farnsworth, current editor of the BBC’s Six O’clock News.
This new position includes the editorship of both the One and Six
O’clock news bulletins.
 
The present editor of the BBC’s Ten O’clock News,
Kevin Bakhurst, has been promoted to the role of Controller of BBC News
24. Under his editorship the Ten O’clock News received a Bafta for its
coverage of the Madrid bombings, and also an RTS Award for News
Programme of the Year.
 
Commenting on the appointments, head of TV news
Peter Horrocks, said: “Kevin has been a highly successful editor of the
Ten. He will bring his incisive editorial and organisational skills to
help News 24 grow even further. Amanda will bring creative imagination
and a strong understanding of the strategic future direction of News to
this crucial role.”
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