Chaudhary takes London Live role

The BBC has appointed a features editor for London in advance of the relaunch of its regional coverage as London Live next year.

The BBC has appointed a features editor for London in advance of

the relaunch of its regional coverage as London Live next year.



Dippy Chaudhary, currently a senior trainer at the corporation, has

taken on the job. Her remit will cover radio, television and the

internet.



She also takes on the role of series producer for London regional

current affairs series, First Sight. While working on the series she

will develop ideas for London Live, which will replace news magazine

Newsroom SouthEast in spring next year.



Chaudhary said a number of London reports are already in the pipeline on

topics as diverse as allotments and people working as domestic servants,

to teenage alcoholism, housing shortage and transport problems.



Before moving into training in 1995, Chaudhary was assistant editor on

specials. Between 1989 and 1994 she was a senior producer on documentary

strand Public Eye. She began her career at the BBC as a producer on

political magazine On the Record.



At First Sight, which is unlikely to continue as a brand after the

relaunch, Chaudhary replaces John Samson, who is moving to work on a

special project for BBC English regions controller Andy Griffee. He will

build relations with the BBC’s national network to ensure that more

programmes made by regional teams are broadcast nationally.



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