Channel 4 News appoints Liliane Landor as head of foreign news

14th February 2018

Channel 4 News has appointed Liliane Landor as Head of Foreign News.

She will be responsible for maintaining and developing the programme’s high quality, high impact foreign coverage.

Landor left the BBC in 2016 after 26 years, where she was Language Services Controller in the World Service, editorially and managerially responsible for all 29 languages around the world across TV, radio and digital.

Ben de Pear, Channel 4 News editor said: “Liliane has an excellent record of top level foreign news management. She is an outstanding broadcast executive, renowned as an inspirational editorial leader and is widely regarded as a champion of woman issues and diversity – two themes at the heart of our remit.”

Landor said: “I’m delighted and hugely excited to have the opportunity to work for Channel 4 News which I have long admired for its commanding journalism, its courage and its creativity. I’m very much looking forward to working with such a brilliant award-winning team.”

She joined the BBC in 1989, first as a presenter on the French service before eventually becoming responsible for all the BBC World Service News and Current Affairs in English. She has also been the head of the World Service’s Middle East region.

Landor and her team launched the BBC’s 100 Women project in 2014 championing the roles and achievements of women globally in the 21st century. In November 2016, she was included as one of the inspirational and influential women of 2016 in the BBC’s 100 Women – the theme was “defiance”.

She was born in Lebanon and educated in France and Switzerland. She speaks five languages. She will join Channel 4 News on 26 February 2018 and succeeds Nevine Mabro who was appointed Deputy Editor of the programme in 2017.

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