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BBC Newsbeat boss Rod McKenzie moved after bullying probe, report

By Darren Boyle

The BBC has moved  long-standing editor of Radio 1's Newsbeat, Rod McKenzie, in the wake of an investigation into allegations of bullying – The Independent reports.

The Independent reports that the BBC’s head of programmes, Ceri Thomas has told Newsbeat staff that McKenzie is being moved to another area of the corporation.

A source close to McKenzie told The Independent: “He strongly rejects these claims and maintains that his behaviour is entirely in keeping with a pressurised news environment.”

The BBC said: “We do not discuss internal staff or disciplinary issues.”

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