KEVIN PONNIAH NAMED BBC NEWS’ HEAD OF DIGITAL NEWS FOR NORTH AMERICA

Posted by on Monday, November 27th, 2023 in

WASHINGTON D.C – Monday, November 27, 2023 – Kevin Ponniah has been appointed BBC News’ Head of Digital News for North America. He will be responsible for all US and Canada digital news reporting across BBC platforms, leading on developing BBC News’ offering on BBC.com and working closely with BBC Studios, the BBC’s commercial arm, on growing audiences, impact and revenue.   The role…

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BBC reveals 100 Women 2023: Celebrating 28 climate pioneers alongside Michelle Obama, Aitana Bonmatí, Amal Clooney and America Ferrera

Posted by on Tuesday, November 21st, 2023 in

The BBC has revealed the names of the inspiring and influential women on the BBC 100 Women list for 2023. For the first time, to recognise the disproportionate impact of climate change on the lives of women and girls, this year’s BBC 100 Women list specifically highlights a group of women leading the battle against the climate…

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Michelle Obama, Amal Clooney and Melinda Gates call for world leaders to make “urgent issue” of ending child marriage a priority in exclusive interview for BBC 100 Women

Posted by on Tuesday, November 21st, 2023 in

Three of the world’s most high profile humanitarians, former First Lady of the United States, attorney and campaigner Michelle Obama, human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, and philanthropist and businesswoman Melinda French Gates, have called on world leaders to make ending child marriage a priority, so it can be eradicated “in less than a generation”. During an exclusive interview with BBC World Service…

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KATTY KAY TO HOST NEW BBC WEEKLY PROGRAM FEATURING IN-DEPTH CONVERSATIONS WITH THE MOST POWERFUL PEOPLE IN CULTURE, BUSINESS, AND SCIENCE

Posted by on Tuesday, November 7th, 2023 in

NEW YORK, NY— NOVEMBER 7, 2023 — The BBC today announces the launch of Influential with Katty Kay, a weekly program featuring in-depth conversations with some of the most powerful and change-making people in the worlds of culture, business, and science. With insightful, unexpected conversations and a laid-back style, Kay goes on location – from…

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BBC BOLSTERS GLOBAL NEWSLETTER OFFERING WITH TWICE-DAILY NEWS BRIEFING

Posted by on Wednesday, September 20th, 2023 in

WASHINGTON D.C., Tuesday, September 19, 2023 – The BBC has announced the expansion of News Briefing, the BBC’s essential guide to the world’s top stories, into a twice-daily email newsletter. The newsletter, which launched its morning edition last month, will expand to include an evening edition beginning on September 25th.    Arriving in inboxes at both…

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BBC ANNOUNCES COVERAGE LINEUP OF 2023 FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP FOR GLOBAL AUDIENCES

Posted by on Tuesday, July 11th, 2023 in

July 11 2023, WASHINGTON DC – The BBC today announced a lineup of special programming for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Through extensive digital, TV and audio coverage, the BBC will provide global audiences with a comprehensive look at what is set to be biggest ever Women’s World Cup…

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BBC FURTHERS U.S. EXPANSION WITH APPOINTMENT OF CAITRÍONA PERRY AS CHIEF PRESENTER FOR BBC NEWS IN WASHINGTON

Posted by on Thursday, May 4th, 2023 in

WASHINGTON D.C. – April 28, 2023 – Today, the BBC announced the appointment of Caitríona Perry as chief presenter on the BBC’s news channel – BBC News – which broadcasts around the world, including the UK, North America and Singapore. Caitríona will join recently appointed chief presenter Sumi Somaskanda to anchor out of Washington D.C,…

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BBC OFFERS SWEEPING LINE-UP OF SPECIAL PROGRAMMING AROUND KING CHARLES III AND THE QUEEN CONSORT’S CORONATIONS FOR GLOBAL AUDIENCES

Posted by on Wednesday, April 26th, 2023 in

WASHINGTON, D.C. – APRIL 26, 2023—The BBC has announced its comprehensive programming slate for viewers around the world (outside of the UK) to commemorate the Coronation of Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort. Featuring a live broadcast of the ceremony on the BBC News channel and on BBC.com and a wide-range of on-air…

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BBC PODCASTS ANNOUNCES HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED RETURN OF TRUE CRIME HITS “LADY KILLERS” AND “THE LAZARUS HEIST”

Posted by on Tuesday, March 21st, 2023 in

“Lady Killers with Lucy Worsley” Season Two – Monday, March 20th   Hosted by British historian and author Dr. Lucy Worsley, Lady Killers is a historical true-crime podcast series in which Worsley partners with a team of women detectives to investigate the seemingly-ordinary lives – and extraordinary – 100-200 year old crimes of women, from a…

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ACCLAIMED BBC NEWS DOCUMENTARIES SHEDDING LIGHT ON THE UKRAINE WAR AND VLADIMIR PUTIN TO PREMIERE IN THE U.S. TODAY

Posted by on Thursday, February 16th, 2023 in

NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 16, 2023—BBC Select today announced that three anticipated BBC News documentaries will premiere in the United States for the first time on the streaming service. “Mariupol: The People’s Story”, “Putin vs the West” and “Ukraine: The People’s Fight” will premiere on February 16, days before the one-year mark of the start…

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