View all newsletters
Sign up for our free email newsletters

Fighting for quality news media in the digital age.

Former Today chief Ceri Thomas confirmed as Panorama editor

By William Turvill

 

Ceri Thomas has been named as the new editor of Panorama.

Thomas has been acting editor of the title since May, when Tom Giles was moved into a strategy role at the BBC.

Thomas joined the BBC in 1991 as a junior producer on the Today programme, which he went on to edit between 2006 and 2012.

After starting his broadcast career in 1989 as a producer of AM at LBC Radio, he has also been breakfast editor at Radio 5 Live and head of programmes across the corporation between Today and Panorama.

Thomas said: “Panorama is the lynchpin of the BBC’s current affairs output and its track record is second to none in breaking big and important stories in the best traditions of investigative journalism. It is an honour to be part of that.”

James Harding, director of BBC News and Current Affairs, said: “The editorship of Panorama is one of the most exciting and challenging jobs at the BBC and I am confident that Ceri will raise to new heights the programme’s hard earned reputation for investigative journalism. He is among the BBC’s most experienced and respected journalists and shares my ambition to increase the impact of Panorama’s story-telling.

Content from our partners
Publishing on the open web is broken, how generative AI could help fix it
Impress: Regulation, arbitration and complaints resolution
Papermule: Workflow automation for publishers

"He has a long and impressive track record of original journalism and investigation. He was one of the most successful editors in the history of the Today programme and I am confident that he will bring the same qualities, of determination, curiosity and intellectual rigour to what I believe to be one of the most important roles in British journalism."

Topics in this article : ,

Email pged@pressgazette.co.uk to point out mistakes, provide story tips or send in a letter for publication on our "Letters Page" blog

Select and enter your email address Weekly insight into the big strategic issues affecting the future of the news industry. Essential reading for media leaders every Thursday. Your morning brew of news about the world of news from Press Gazette and elsewhere in the media. Sent at around 10am UK time. Our weekly does of strategic insight about the future of news media aimed at US readers. A fortnightly update from the front-line of news and advertising. Aimed at marketers and those involved in the advertising industry.
  • Business owner/co-owner
  • CEO
  • COO
  • CFO
  • CTO
  • Chairperson
  • Non-Exec Director
  • Other C-Suite
  • Managing Director
  • President/Partner
  • Senior Executive/SVP or Corporate VP or equivalent
  • Director or equivalent
  • Group or Senior Manager
  • Head of Department/Function
  • Manager
  • Non-manager
  • Retired
  • Other
Visit our privacy Policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications.
Thank you

Thanks for subscribing.

Websites in our network