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November 7, 2022

BBC cements interim director of news content in role

The BBC has appointed interim director of news content Richard Burgess to the same role on a permanent basis.

According to his Linkedin account, Burgess has previously been head of BBC sports news and BBC radio sport; the BBC’s UK news editor; and executive editor for UK news content. He took up his interim role as director of news content in January.

BBC director of journalism Jonathan Munro said that during Burgess’ interim tenure, he “has been instrumental in our coverage from Ukraine, the death of the Queen, a period of immense political turbulence and the deepening of the cost of living crisis”.

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