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Fran Unsworth
Dec 15th, 2017, 3:45pm
"BBC appoints Fran Unsworth as next head of news"

according to this BBC news page.

Fran's BBC biography (From "Inside the BBC 'Corporate')

(Last updated March 2015)

Francesca Unsworth was appointed Director of the BBC World Service Group on 8 December 2014.
In this role she leads the BBC's global news services - BBC World Service, BBC World News and BBC.com/news - as well as BBC Monitoring, and chairs the BBC's international development charity, BBC Media Action. The BBC's global news services have a weekly audience of 265m.

Fran also continues to act as deputy to the Director of News and Current Affairs and sits on the BBC’s Executive Team.

Fran began her journalistic career in 1980 in BBC Local Radio, joining Radio 1's Newsbeat. She spent some time as a network radio producer in Washington DC, and later joined Radio 4's The World At One and PM.

Fran was appointed the BBC's Home News Editor and then, in 2001, Head of Political Programmes. In 2005 she became Head of Newsgathering, running one of the world's largest newsgathering operations with bureaux across the world.

Between November 2012 and August 2013 Fran was the BBC's Acting Director of News and Current Affairs. Prior to her appointment to the World Service Group, she was Deputy Director of BBC News and Current Affairs.

Wikipedia has updated their information here.

This is from The Press Gazette:-
"Unsworth said: “We are living through a period of significant change at home and abroad.  In a complex world, the BBC’s journalism matters more than ever. I am proud to lead a team of such dedicated and talented people.”"
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Re: Fran Unsworth
Reply #1 - Dec 16th, 2017, 6:06pm
Excellent choice. Fran tops my very brief list of decent people who went into BBC management.
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