Fran Unsworth, BBC director of news and current affairs, will leave the BBC in Jan. 2022. Unsworth was in the role from Jan. 2018 and oversaw all of the BBC’s news and current affairs programming. The process to appoint her successor will begin shortly, the BBC said.
The opening session at IBC features broadcasters from around the world talking about how they’re finding ways to cut through the noise of other media — both traditional and digital — with their news, entertainment and even brand to establish themselves as a go-to destination for the content people want to consume. The panelists (l-r): David Butorac, Phillip Luff, Fran Unsworth, Thomas Riedl and moderator Ray Snoddy.