The following excerpt was sent out from the BBC:
Today, the BBC announced several key appointments across its digital and TV news teams as part of its ongoing commitment to expanding its world-leading news offering in North America.
Sumi Somaskanda will be a chief presenter on the BBC’s news channel – BBC News – which will be broadcast around the world, including the UK. Somaskanda previously served as a senior presenter and correspondent for DW News, Germany’s international broadcaster where she covered global politics and current affairs. Sumi, along with another chief presenter to be announced shortly, will be based in Washington DC, reflecting the expanded primetime coverage which will be anchored there.
Adam Levy has been appointed News Editor and Executive Producer of the BBC News channel. Levy will play a key part in building the BBC’s live programming out of Washington DC. He joins from CNN, where he worked as a supervising producer, senior producer and producer for some of the network’s most high-profile talent and programs including “State of the Union with Jake Tapper,” “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” and most recently “The Assignment with Audie Cornish” podcast launch.
Carl Nasman and Helena Humphrey join the BBC as Senior Journalists where they will report both on-air and behind-the-scenes from the field, newsroom and studio.
Nasman joins from NBC News, where he served as global correspondent and climate change presenter, and DW where he was a news anchor in Berlin.
Humphrey brings over 13 years of experience reporting and presenting for international news outlets, most recently as lead anchor at Euronews and Global Correspondent at NBC News. Nasman and Humphrey will both be based in Washington D.C.