The BBC has appointed Uduak Amimo as its Senior Editorial Adviser, supporting the Director of the BBC World Service, Nigel Chapman. Uduak advises on the editorial leadership and management of the world’s leading international radio broadcaster and its New Media operations. Her role also includes facilitating editorial collaborations between the World Service and the BBC’s international news services.
Director of the World Service, Nigel Chapman, said: “I am very pleased Uduak is taking on this new role. The World Service has 163m weekly global listeners, of which a huge proportion is from Africa. Uduak’s knowledge of Africa will ensure we keep a close focus on the continent and her production experience will help us raise standards across the board.”
Uduak first joined the BBC in 2002, as a producer and presenter with the English-language BBC African news and current affairs programmes, Network Africa and Focus on Africa. She says: “I am delighted to be given an opportunity to help shape the BBC’s global agenda. I will also bring my strong links with Africa and my special interest in the region to this role but I am also looking forward to developing my experiences beyond the continent.”
Uduak started her journalism career whilst studying International Relations at the United States International University in Nairobi, where she helped launch the first campus newspaper. Later she would become its Editor. Uduak then went on to work as an Assistant Producer at Reuters Television with Reuters News Agency in Kenya. She then travelled to the US for her Masters degree in Journalism and Public Policy, after which she worked for the Voice of America (VOA). On her return to Kenya, she was recruited by the BBC.
(Source: BBC Press Office)