The BBC has named head of news channels Jess Brammar as an editorial executive for the BBC content division.
Brammar will work closely with BBC chief content officer Charlotte Moore across all genres of TV, as well as children’s programming, education, sport and radio. She will also advise on areas including diversity and impartiality.
Brammar oversaw the launch of the new BBC News channel in April 2023, following the merger with BBC World News, to create a single 24-hour TV channel.
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She will take over the role from former editorial executive Rachel Jupp next week when she returns from parental leave, according to the PA news agency.
In an internal memo from the BBC’s chief content officer, Charlotte Moore said that Brammar would be “a key member of my senior team” and will use her experience to advise and co-ordinate output and editorial changes.
Brammar previously worked as editor-in-chief at HuffPost UK and was editor of BBC Two’s Newsnight.
In September 2021, Brammar hit the headlines following claims that BBC board member Sir Robbie Gibb had tried to block her from being hired as the corporation’s news editor on political grounds.