Charlotte Moore named interim BBC1 boss

Charlotte Moore (pictured), the BBC's commissioning editor of documentaries, has been appointed the acting controller of UK terrestrial channel BBC1, as the public broadcaster searches for a permanent controller.
April 29, 2013

Charlotte Moore, the BBC’s commissioning editor of documentaries, has been appointed the acting controller of UK terrestrial channel BBC1, as the public broadcaster searches for a permanent controller.

The BBC’s recently appointed director of television, Danny Cohen, emailed BBC staff this morning (April 29) to announce the temporary appointment. Cohen step down as BBC1 controller and start his new role on May 7.

This isn’t the first time that Moore has been asked to take on an interim role, having been named the acting controller of BBC Daytime in February, and taking on the commissioning role at BBC3 last year.

“Charlotte is a fantastic creative leader and I’m confident she will do a great job as interim controller following her spell recently in charge of the BBC Daytime portfolio,” said Cohen. “The most important thing is that we carry on with business as usual and Charlotte will be empowered to make commissioning decisions and maintain BBC1′s momentum.”

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