The BBC has named Deborah Turness, former president of NBC News International, to the post of CEO, BBC News and Current Affairs. She will join the BBC from ITN, where she is CEO. As CEO of BBC News, she will have responsibility for a team of around 6,000 people, broadcasting to almost half a billion people around the world in more than 40 languages.
A supporter of President Trump “violently pushed and shoved” a camera operator during the president’s rally in El Paso, Texas, on Monday, the broadcaster said.
Hernando Alvarez, the editor of BBC Mundo, is leading a team to build a global content hub to distribute web and social content across the broadcaster’s 28 different language services.
BBC News is preparing to announce 500 more job losses, as part of its ongoing cost-cutting programme, and that industrial action could well follow. Including new cuts to BBC Radio, the corporation is facing a total of between 550 and 600 redundancies.