Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Head of BBC Multimedia Newsroom, Mary Hockaday (GSAS '86)

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Mary Hockaday has been appointed head of the BBC Multimedia Newsroom which comprises the BBC News website, the radio summaries and bulletins (except for Radio 1), BBC World Service news, BBC News 24, BBC World, BBC Breakfast and the bulletins on BBC One at 1, 6 and 10, among others.

Mary has been Deputy Head of the BBC Newsroom since 2007 and was central to the creation and leadership of the Multimedia Newsroom, which went live officially in April 2008. She led the On-Demand, Radio and Mediawire teams. Before that, she was deputy Head of BBC Radio News, and from 2001 to 2006, she was the Editor of BBC World Service News and Current Affairs, which, under her leadership, won a Special Sony Gold award in recognition of its 9/11 coverage and its global reputation.

For more information click here for the BBC Press Release.

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