July 13, 2011

Claudia Milne Appointed Editor Of’ North America Edition

Veteran BBC editor and producer to lead North American online news efforts

New York, NY – BBC Worldwide Americas announced today that Claudia Milne has been appointed Editor of’ North America edition, which attracts 21 million* unique users per month.  Milne will be responsible for leading a team of online journalists out of the Washington DC bureau, day-to-day editorial direction, and all online content originating from North America.

Milne will expand and drive a team focused on increasing video content; an enhanced social media presence surrounding, and commissioning original news features from North America. She most recently served as Deputy Editor for BBC World News America, an Emmy® and Peabody Award winning program.

James Montgomery, Controller of Digital and Technology for BBC Global News said: “Claudia’s extensive BBC experience and knowledge of the North American news market have been integral to the brand’s success in the region. We’re excited to have Claudia take’s news offerings to the next level in this market.”

Milne will be working closely with BBC Worldwide Americas’ Senior Vice President of Digital Media, Nick Ascheim, who added: “I’m looking forward to partnering with Claudia as we continue to expand the BBC’s profile and original content in this key market. Her appointment comes at an opportune moment as we ramp up our efforts to build our digital businesses in North America.”

During her 17 years with the BBC, Milne has served as Senior Producer of BBC Newsnight, Producer of BBC News 24 and BBC Hardtalk, as well as Researcher for BBC World BBC Timewatch.

*comScore (North America), based on 3-mo. average (Mar-May 2011)