The editor of Today is off to a new job next Monday.
You may think ‘Good, perhaps we might have a different take on world events under new management’..…as always with the BBC you’d be wrong.
Ceri Thomas is now ‘Head of News’….in charge of just about everything:
‘The BBC has confirmed that Ceri Thomas has been appointed head of programmes at BBC News.
Currently the editor of Radio 4 Today, he starts his new role on Monday 18 March.
He will replace Stephen Mitchell, who resigned from the BBC after the Pollard review criticised management over a dropped Newsnight report featuring allegations of child abuse against Jimmy Savile.
Thomas will oversee all major current affairs output, investigative journalism and interview programmes such as Panorama, Today and Newsnight.
His remit also covers news programmes on Radio 1, Radio 5 Live and Asian Network.
He described his new role as “an enormous privilege and a huge challenge”.
“So much of the heart and soul of BBC News lives in this department. It’s full of variety and ambition and endeavour.
“It’s where we take risks – calculated editorial risks, but risks all the same – and it’s vital that we don’t stop taking them.” ‘