New Director of News & Current Affairs for BBC
James Harding has been named as the director of BBC News and Current Affairs and will begin his term in August.
Prior to this appointment Harding was with The Times, where he was an editor from 2007 to 2012. Before that he was in a number of international posts at the Financial Times.
BBC Director-General Tony Hall said he was pleased with the appointment, “High-quality journalism sits right at the heart of the BBC making this is an absolutely critical role. James has a very impressive track record as a journalist, editor and manager. I believe he will give BBC News a renewed sense of purpose.”
“The BBC’s newsroom strives to be the best in the world, trusted for its accuracy, respected for its fairness and admired for the courage of its reporting. I am honoured to be a part of it.” Harding said.