Media Briefs: Horrocks to head BBC’s current affairs

Panorama editor Peter Horrocks has been named as the BBC’s head of current affairs. He replaces Helen Boaden, who is now controller of Radio 4. Horrocks joined the BBC as a news trainee in 1981. He was made deputy editor of Panorama in 1988, and in 1990 was appointed editor of the BBC’s election night programme. He was editor of Newsnight between 1994 and 1997.

Panorama editor Peter Horrocks has been named as the BBC’s head of

current affairs. He replaces Helen Boaden, who is now controller of

Radio 4. Horrocks joined the BBC as a news trainee in 1981. He was made

deputy editor of Panorama in 1988, and in 1990 was appointed editor of

the BBC’s election night programme. He was editor of Newsnight between

1994 and 1997.



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