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Rolling out news channel, BBC eliminates presenter roles for some employees

February 7, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The following excerpt was published in the Anglo-Celt:

Long-serving BBC broadcasters Martine Croxall, Jane Hill and Ben Brown are to lose their chief presenter roles as the corporation launches its new rolling news channel.

The BBC is combining its domestic and international channels to create a single 24-hour TV service as part of a new “digital-first” strategy, resulting in job losses.

On Thursday it announced that the main line-up for the new channel, called BBC News, would consist of Matthew Amroliwala, Christian Fraser, Yalda Hakim, Lucy Hockings and Maryam Moshiri.

The BBC said the new line-up had been recruited via a competitive interview process and that it has now begun looking for eight on-air correspondent roles.

Recruitment is also under way for two on-air presenting roles based in Washington DC.

The channel, launching in spring, will broadcast both in the UK and around the world.

It will be anchored from London during the UK daytime and evening, and from Washington DC and Singapore overnight.




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