Naman Ramachandran 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.Unsworth began her journalistic career in 1980 in BBC local radio, joining Radio 1’s Newsbeat.
She had a stint as a network radio producer in Washington DC and later joined Radio 4’s The World At One and PM. She was appointed the BBC’s home news Editor and, in 2001, head of political programs.
In 2005 she became head of news gathering, running one of the world’s largest news gathering operations with bureaux across the world.Read more on variety.com