The BBC has appointed Chris Rybczynski to the newly created
position of weekend editor for BBC Television News with a brief to
co-ordinate output on BBC1, BBC2, News 24 and BBC World.
The appointment follows the BBC’s admission that its weekend TV news
coverage has been lacking. ’We haven’t been as strong as we could have,’
a spokesman admitted.
Rybczynski will be responsible for using correspondents and other
resources more efficiently at weekends. Currently acting editor of the
One O’Clock News, she will take up her new post when editor Jay Hunt
returns from maternity leave next month.
Rybczynski was a launch editor on BBC News 24 and assistant editor on
the Today programme. She is also a former programme editor for GMTV and
ITN news editor.
The BBC insists the move is not a direct response to rivals. ’We have
been comparing our weekend output with our day output,’ a spokesman