Current Head of the BBC’s Multi Media Newsroom Peter Horrocks has been appointed as Director of BBC World Service, it was announced today. As Director of BBC World Service, Peter Horrocks will be responsible for the overall editorial leadership and management of the world’s leading international multimedia broadcaster. He will take up the post in mid-April.
Peter Horrocks has been Head of the BBC’s Multi Media Newsroom since September 2005. He had previously been the BBC’s Head of Current Affairs. Since joining the BBC in October 1981 as a news trainee, he has been the Editor of both Newsnight and Panorama – the BBC’s domestic flagship television current affairs programmes. He has been responsible for BBC TV’s election night results programme in 1992 and 1997, as well the BBC’s coverage of the Budget, by-elections and local elections.
Peter won BAFTA awards in 1997 and 2005 for his editorship of Newsnight and for the documentary series The Power Of Nightmares respectively.
(Source: BBC World Service Press Office)