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.