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BBC appoint Jonathan Munro as head of news on interim basis

This referred to his involvement with the rehiring of Bashir in 2016 – later disgraced for acquiring a 1995 interview with Princess Diana – and for being the head of newsgathering when a helicopter was deployed to movie the house of Sir Cliff Richard throughout a police raid in 2014.

Mr Munro denied in courtroom that he was liable for the choice to fly over Sir Cliff’s home, and the BBC has discovered no proof of wrongdoing on his half in relation to the rehiring of Bashir.

The govt, who joined the BBC in 2014, mentioned he was “extremely honoured” to take on the brand new function, which can contain discussions of who will take over Laura Kuenssberg’s function as political editor.

‘Wealth of expertise’

Mr Munro will be part of the BBC’s Executive Committee, and director-general Tim Davie has praised his expertise.

In an electronic mail to employees Mr Davie mentioned: “Jonathan has a wealth of expertise in news, each on the BBC and in his earlier roles.

The electronic mail continued: “He has led the world’s largest broadcast newsgathering operation, winning multiple awards for our coverage and is a respected leader across the industry. I know that you will give him every support in this role.”

Mr Munro will take over from January 27, when Ms Unswroth leaves her present function.

The BBC has mentioned prior to now that he was not the particular person in the end liable for the re-appointment of Bashir, and a report into the rehiring didn’t discover that he had finished something flawed, nor that he ought to have acted otherwise.

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