BBC Confirms Charlotte Moore as Head of Flagship TV Channel

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She will serve as controller of BBC One, a post she has filled on an interim basis since May.

LONDON -- U.K. public broadcaster BBC on Wednesday confirmed Charlotte Moore as head of BBC One, Britain's most-watched TV network.

She had served as acting controller of the BBC flagship channel since May. She and other candidates went through an interview process since then.

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The appointment was announced by Danny Cohen, who used to oversee BBC One, but was earlier this year promoted to the post of director of television at the BBC. Moore's annual salary will be $370,000 (£240,000).

“Charlotte has proven herself as a highly talented creative leader with fantastic credentials as a commissioner and a reputation as a thoughtful and collaborative colleague," Cohen said. "She has a passion for storytelling and a real understanding of audiences and 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."

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Said BBC director general Tony Hall: “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.”

Said Moore: “Running BBC One is the most exciting and creative job in television, and I’m honored to be taking over as the new controller. Under Danny Cohen’s leadership the flagship channel has enjoyed great success, and it’s a huge privilege to be part of its future."

She added: "BBC One has a unique role to play in this country, and I’m looking forward to working with many talented people. I’m incredibly excited by Danny’s vision for BBC Television and what the future holds in the digital age.”

Moore spent the first part of the year as acting controller of BBC Daytime Television. Since 2009, she previously served as the BBC’s commissioning editor of documentaries. "Under her leadership, Charlotte has modernized and transformed the genre to produce a huge breadth of original programming, seeking out the best talent to bring the most compelling and inspiring documentary content to a broad audience," the BBC said.

Moore joined the BBC in 2006 as commissioning executive for documentaries. Before that, she was director of contemporary factual at IWC Media focusing on contemporary narrative documentaries and series for all the major U.K. channels.

She started her career at Ideal World Productions in 2002 as a series producer and then became head of documentaries.