The BBC has confirmed Charlotte Moore as the new controller of BBC One.
Moore has been interim controller since May following Danny Cohen’s promotion to director of television at the corporation. In a statement, she said she is “honoured” to be taking over one of the most high profile jobs in British television.
“Running BBC One is the most exciting and creative job in television and I’m honoured to be taking over as the new Controller.” – Charlotte Moore
Tony Hall, BBC Director-General added “This is a very critical appointment. I was really excited by Charlotte’s ideas and vision, they have a boldness and originality that is absolutely what the channel should offer.”
Moore joined the BBC in 2006 as a Commissioning Executive for Documentaries. Since 2009 she has been commissioning editor for documentaries across BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three and BBC Four. Her credits include Terry Pratchett’s Living With Alzheimers, The Choir: Unsung Town and Airport Live.
In 2012, she took on the additional role of Commissioning Editor for Knowledge on BBC Three responsible for formats and specialist factual on the channel, including Our War and the upcoming Mental Health Season ‘It’s A Mad World’.
“BBC One’s commitment to scale, range and risk-taking. I am looking forward to her joining my new senior management team on a permanent basis and leading the channel to great future success.” – Danny Cohen, BBC director of television
The BBC has revealed that her total salary will be £240,000.