We are pleased to announce that Tim de Faramond will be the new Editor of Newshour starting April 8, 2022.
Tim is currently a Front Page Editor for the international editions of the BBC News website, and has worked with BBC Minute, Today and Outside Source on TV and Radio. After a competitive set of interviews, Tim set out a clear vision for how to build on the programme’s great editorial strengths and deliver greater impact with audiences across all platforms.
“I’m delighted to welcome Tim de Faramond to this role,” shared Jon Zilkha, Controller, BBC WSE. “Newshour is carried on more than 350 US public radio stations and we know how important the program is for US audiences. We look forward to continuing to develop that service under Tim’s leadership and using his digital expertise on behalf of Newshour. As we continue to work with our partners at APM, Tim’s background and vision are well-aligned with our shared goals of reaching younger listeners and engaging all listeners on more platforms.”
“I’m honoured to return to Newshour, where I got my first ever job as a journalist, to work with one of the best teams in the business,” said Tim. “The programme’s coverage of the invasion of Ukraine has been unparalleled, and a reminder of the importance of the team’s work trying to make sense of the world every day. I look forward to empowering our journalists to keep asking the tough questions, uncovering the facts where they are obscured, and bringing you the best reporting from across the BBC. I’m a passionate believer in the power of radio and its place in today’s world to connect us, pull us out of our echo chambers and help us understand people and places we will never visit. For these reasons, Newshour is and should remain, an unmissable listen.”
Tim will fill the role currently held by Jo Floto. As previously announced, Jo has accepted a new role within the BBC as Middle East Bureau Chief and will be ending his tenure with Newshour at the end of March.
Please join us in re-welcoming Tim to Newshour!