The appearance of Nadine Dorries as Secretary of Culture has increased the sensitivity within the BBC to the appointment of the next news director, one of the most influential roles in British broadcasting.
In a report that Fran Answorth was too happy to quit his “unwinnable” job, after Fran Answorth announced his resignation from the £ 340,000 position annually, the director of news and current issues You can get a post.
It will be the first major BBC adoption, as Dolly’s, who accused the broadcaster of “left-wing bias”, took over to DCMS, stating that the licensing model is “more maintained in Soviet-style countries.”
Dolly will be keenly interested in the BBC’s choice after Jess Brammar has been appointed editor-in-chief of the BBC’s news channel.
BBC board member Robbie Gibb, who previously worked for Theresa May, opposed the appointment of a former Brammer. HuffPost UK Editor, because past tweets were considered critical of Brexit and the government.
BBC Director Tim Davie is looking for a candidate for news director who can’t be blamed for “bias” and can rejuvenate the news sector in the face of further cuts. ..
Answorth, who oversaw a 450 headcount reduction program and led to the resignation of a senior journalist, accused Emily Maitlis of fighting a civil war over “fairness” and crossing the line between opinion and analysis in Newsnight’s solitude. bottom.
Professional broadcasters, including scientific editor David Shukman and tech reporter Rory Cellan-Jones, have taken the redundancy that is causing the fear of a talent “brain drain.”
Insider to Davy for appointing one key candidate, Jonathan Manro, who was involved in the decision to fly over Sir Cliff Richard’s house by helicopter during a 2014 police raid. I warned you. Cliff sued the BBC for invasion of privacy.
Munro was also involved in rehiring Martin Bashir as a religious correspondent in 2016, despite evidence of the “deceptive method” used to secure 1995. Panorama Interview with Princess Diana. One critic called Munro “a Marmite person who is not responsible for his mistakes.”
The knife has also appeared in Munro’s early rival, Jamie Angus, senior administrator of news output and test runs.
former Today’s program Called “lightweight,” the editor pushed Brammer’s appointment and involved the BBC in political controversy.
But Angus won praise during his tenure todayThis has hit record audience numbers and the pursuit of his story about China’s persecution of Uighur Muslims. As a result, China banned BBC World News when it launched its global service.
Davie is said to be considering the rising star Najanirsen, the digital director of BBC News, who joined the BBC in 2019. Formerly the head of news for Danish broadcaster DR, Nielsen has been freed from the controversy surrounding other candidates.
The BBC looks for candidates outside the company. One option being discussed is Robert Peston’s surprising career shift.
Former business editors who left to become ITV stars have journalism experience and political knowledge to negotiate difficult roles, supporters say. Mr Peston declined to comment.
BBC News and Current Affairs Director – Runners and Riders
Jonathan Manro – BBC News Deputy Director and Senior Controller, News Content
After spending 26 years at ITN, he is currently responsible for live coverage and reporting on all radio, television and multimedia across BBC News. His role in reporting the 2014 police raid on Sir Cliff Richard’s home and the approval of Martin Bashir’s reemployment could be at his disadvantage.
Jamie Angus – BBC Senior Controller, News Output and Test Run
Liberal Democratic Party spokesman before joining the BBC.Successful editor Today’s program The World at One Radio 4, he has played many roles in the BBC World Service Group and has recently been Deputy Director.
Naja Nielsen – Digital Director of BBC News
Former news director, news director of the Danish broadcaster DR, and chief journalism officer of the Washington tech company Orb Media. With the transition to digital journalism, he led the Danish national television newsroom.
Robert peston – ITV Political Editor
Will a former BBC News star give up his screen career to take on the role of a high-risk executive who may provide a path to the director’s job? After being interviewed for a radio 4 post controller.