Daily Telegraph sports editor David Bond has been named as the new sports editor of the BBC, replacing Mihir Bose.
Bond was previously chief sports reporter at The Daily Telegraph and also been deputy sports editor at the Evening Standard and sports news correspondent at The Sunday Times.
He said: “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity which I simply couldn’t turn down and I am extremely honoured to have been given the chance by the BBC. This is arguably the greatest job in sports journalism and the platform it offers, especially with the London Olympics in 2012, is unparalleled.”
BBC deputy director general and head of journalism Mark Byford said: “I am delighted David is coming on board. We are determined to develop the prominence and impact of high quality sports journalism across our news programmes and services and the sports editor is a pivotal role in that quest. David Bond’s flair, insight, energy and expertise made him the outstanding candidate.”