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
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.