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

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 […]

An emotional farewell for veteran BBC journalist Joanna Gosling

Joanna Gosling, a journalist who had been with the BBC for 23 years has left. “Lucky me to have had this great job, that has never felt like a job,” she added. Gosling served as a news anchor on BBC News Channel/BBC1/BBC2/BBC World since 1999. She hosted the mid-mornings on BBC News Channel and BBC2. […]

AP names Ahmed VP of news for digital platforms

Saeed Ahmed will join The Associated Press as VP of news for digital platforms. “In this senior leadership role, Saeed will lead our efforts to deepen engagement with audiences on APNews, social media and other emerging digital platforms, with the goal of bringing AP’s world class journalism to more people, in more modern ways,” reports […]

Karmali swaps the BBC for Reuters

Ramzan Karmali, a veteran BBC journalist, has left to join Reuters. He had been with the BBC for more than 14 years. During this time, Karmali produced business news for different shows on Radio 5 Live and Radio 4. He also served as a senior broadcast journalist, senior producer, sports presenter/reporter and senior reporter. Karmali […]

Forrest joins BBC Morning Live as a journalist

Adele Forrest has joined BBC Morning Live as a journalist. In a Twitter post, she announced that she’ll be looking for stories in areas such as consumer news, health, cost of living, entertainment, human interest. Recently, she was at TV production company Expectation Entertainment, where she worked as a junior researcher, researcher, and then as […]

BBC News seeks African journalist for Komla Dumor Award 2023

The BBC is seeking a rising African journalist for the BBC News Komla Dumor Award 2023, which is now in its eighth year. Journalists from across Africa can apply for the award, which aims to identify and promote fresh talent from the continent. The selected candidate will spend three months at the BBC headquarters in […]

BBC names Healy executive news editor, growth and social

The following excerpt was sent out: Blathnaid Healy will join the senior leadership team to spearhead the digital growth of BBC News in the UK and internationally. Leading interdisciplinary teams in the BBC HQ of Wales, she will be driving output development and culture change across BBC News digital platforms in the UK and internationally, […]

The Guardian taps Ganguly to serve on investigations team

The Guardian has hired Manisha Ganguly as a correspondent on the investigations team.  Ganguly — who possesses a doctorate connected to investigative journalism and AI — joined from BBC Global News, where she recently served as investigative/open-source intelligence techniques (OSINT) documentary producer. Ganguly was an investigative journalist at BBC Newsnight and was a digital news […]

BBC Northern Ireland plans to lay off at least 35

BBC plans to axe approximately 40 jobs as part of its cost-saving strategy. In a statement, BBC Northern Ireland said: “BBC Northern Ireland is proposing to close approximately 35-40 posts to contribute to its £2.3m savings and reinvestment plans. Efforts have been made to limit the effect of proposed changes on the scope and benefits […]

BBC appoints Okolidoh director of diversity and inclusion

The following excerpt was sent out: The BBC said on Wednesday that it has named Chinny Okolidoh director of diversity & inclusion to lead the U.K. public broadcaster’s diversity efforts and strategies. She will take up the role “later this year.” Okolidoh will be “responsible for ensuring diversity and inclusion is at the heart of everything the BBC does” […]