Monday, November 14, 2011

CNNI Director Of Coverage Moving To UK News Provider

Geoff Hill, the London-based director of coverage for CNN International, is leaving the network after 2 years to return to domestic news provider ITN.

Hill joined CNN International in 2009 as executive producer of the Europe and Africa Assignment Desk.

The writes that Hill is to become editor of 5 News:

Hill, joins ITN having previously served as news programme director for ITV News and will launch the new service in earlier 2012 with the remit of leading all editorial and management decisions for Channel 5’s news output as ITN takes over the contract from Sky.

He will report to ITN CEO John Hardie, replacing David Kermode who will join Daybreak.

Geoff Hill said: “I have had an amazing experience with CNN but the prospect of returning to ITN as editor of 5 News is an incredibly exciting challenge. ITN is the UK's leading commercial news provider and Channel 5 has a growing reputation as well as ambitious plans. I am thrilled to be a part of this new service from the outset.”

Read the full story from here.

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