MUMBAI: The BBC's Panorama editor Peter Horrocks has been appointed head of television news at the corporation. He replaces Roger Mosey, who recently moved to become the BBC's director of sport.
BBC director of news Helen Boaden said: "Peter has a superb track record in television journalism. He also has a deep understanding of the television audience and the competitive pressures we face as technology offers our audiences more choice of news than ever before."
In 1997 and 2005 Horrocks won Bafta awards for editing Newsnight and The Power of Nightmares. Horrocks joined the Corporation in 1981 as a news trainee and went on to work for Newsnight, where he later returned as editor.