Comfort takes on new role at BBC

Andy Comfort, acting news editor for BBC Radio Humberside, has been named senior journalist team manager for the Hull Local Story Team. Comfort joined the broadcaster in April 1995. He has worked as a senior presenter for BBC Radio Humberside and as a senior broadcast journalist and presenter. He also served as a breakfast show […]

Thorpe departs Reach plc for BBC

George Thorpe, breaking news content editor at Reach plc titles including Bristol Live and Dorset Live, is set to depart at the end of the year. The move follows as Reach cuts back, which has led to 450 people being let go. Thorpe said: “I’m really excited to be moving over to the BBC and […]

BBC appoints Smart host of late night show

BBC has tapped Gordon Smart to host BBC Radio 5 Live’s late-night show, which airs Monday to Thursday 10 p.m. -1 a.m. Smart will continue to present his Sunday show, which airs 8-10 p.m. He joined BBC in July 2022 as a radio presenter. Commenting on his new role, Smart said: “I am thrilled to […]

BBC taps Craddock to serve as senior community journalist

Chris Craddock will take on the role of senior community journalist at the BBC in January. Currently, Craddock serves as a reporter at BBC Radio Jersey, where he sets up and sources content for the Saturday and Sunday breakfast shows. Previously, he worked as a journalist. He also served as editor of KL.FM 96.7, a […]

Wilde joins BBC as journalist

The BBC has hired Claire Wilde as a journalist. She said: “I am incredibly proud of the work we produced, from building tracker stories monitoring the under-strain NHS to running investigations into rip-off PFI schemes. “But it’s always good to set yourself a new challenge, so I’m really pleased to be joining the BBC team […]

BBC’s Kay to launch deep-dive interview program

Katty Kay, U.S. special correspondent at BBC Studios, is set to take leave from her role to launch a new deep-dive interview program. “Influential with Katty Kay” will be a nine-episode season set to debut on Nov. 16. The program will air weekly on the BBC News Channel, and YouTube. It will also be […]

BBC offers advanced apprenticeship program

The following was sent out from The BBC is offering Advanced/Higher Apprenticeship opportunities for individuals aiming to begin or switch to careers in technical operations, HR, marketing, business, journalism, or production. These apprenticeships combine practical experience with formal qualifications and are available across the UK for individuals over 18 who are eligible to work in the country. Apprentices will receive […]

BBC taps Zaccaro to serve as senior journalist

Maria Giovanna Zaccaro has joined the BBC’s investigations unit as a senior journalist working across online, social, TV and radio. Zaccaro has also worked with the broadcaster’s Executive Committee to assess and develop ideas that could help reinvent the BBC for a new generation of listeners, viewers and users. She joined in April 2019 as […]

BBC hires Sandiford as journalist

Josh Sandiford has joined BBC News as a journalist. Recently, he was at Reach plc, where he served as a senior reporter for Birmingham Mail and Birmingham Live. Before that, Sandiford served as a patch reporter for both titles. He freelanced for The Big Issue, The Guardian and The Observer. Sandiford has a B.A. from […]

Kwon to join the BBC as senior journalist

Jake Kwon will join the BBC as a senior journalist/producer in Seoul. Recently, he was at CNN, where he worked for more than five years as a producer and newsdesk producer. Kwon also freelanced for various outlets, including CBC, Guardian News & Media and Channel NewsAsia. You can congratulate Kwon on X/Twitter.