Channel 4′s commissioning editor for specialist factual Tanya Shaw (pictured) is leaving the UK network to join rival public broadcaster the BBC.
Shaw will join the BBC’s factual features and formats commissioning team, which is headed by commissioning editor Alison Kirkham, as a commissioning executive, as of October.
In her four years at C4, Shaw’s commissions have included The Food Hospital, Four Rooms, Tsunami: Caught on Camera, Alone in the Wild and Hippo: Nature’s Wild Feast. Prior to joining C4, she was creative director at UK indie Silver River.
In a statement, Shaw said: “Commissioning for BBC1 and BBC2 is a huge creative challenge and I can’t wait to get started.”
Kirkham added: “We are delighted to have someone of Tanya’s caliber join the team. She is a hugely experienced and well liked program-maker and commissioner. I am very much looking forward to working with her.”