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RN
Rolling News Central (East) East Midlands Today
AlexS posted:
There is kind of a hierarchy...

Arrow Huw
Arrow George/Sophie/Fiona
Arrow Clive/Reeta
Arrow Kate/Mishal/Tina?
Arrow Simon/Jane/Ben/Joanna/Maryam
Arrow Victoria/Joanna/Annita/Martine/Carrie
Arrow other News Channel presenters, ie weekend regulars and relief presenters

I think there is some variation in the ordering between shows and Victoria Derbyshire, Kate Silverton and Mishal Husain are largely outside of any hierarchical structure. At the very least George would be considered above Sophie or Fiona on the Six, and Jane appears to largely be above Reeta or Clive on the One (and it is far from unknown for Clive to cover Christian on B100D). As of the most recent disclosure Simon would also appear to be below all of Jane, Ben, Joanna and Victoria in terms of pay despite working at least as many hours as any of them.


Maryam is also a senior presenter for BBC World and the News Channel started that job last September

She is a senior presenter on the World but not the News Channel.
AS
AlexS Central (East) Midlands Today
AlexS posted:
I think there is some variation in the ordering between shows and Victoria Derbyshire, Kate Silverton and Mishal Husain are largely outside of any hierarchical structure. At the very least George would be considered above Sophie or Fiona on the Six, and Jane appears to largely be above Reeta or Clive on the One (and it is far from unknown for Clive to cover Christian on B100D). As of the most recent disclosure Simon would also appear to be below all of Jane, Ben, Joanna and Victoria in terms of pay despite working at least as many hours as any of them.


Maryam is also a senior presenter for BBC World and the News Channel started that job last September

She is a senior presenter on the World but not the News Channel.

Even on world she isn't really a senior presenter. If anything world has more of a hierarchy than other parts of BBC News and she isn't anywhere near the top of it.
Matthew/Ros/Lucy/Yalda/Christian/Katty
Sally/Babita/Philippa/Stephen Sackur/
Karin/David/Mike/Kasia
Geeta/Tim/Victoria Fritz
Maryam/James/Lewis
Nancy/Lucy/Nuala/James Menendez/Krupa/Celia
Aaron Safir/Reged Ahmad/Rich Preston/Ben Bland
Simon Pusey
NE
Newsroom Banned from this forum
AlexS posted:
There is kind of a hierarchy...

Arrow Huw
Arrow George/Sophie/Fiona
Arrow Clive/Reeta
Arrow Kate/Mishal/Tina?
Arrow Simon/Jane/Ben/Joanna/Maryam
Arrow Victoria/Joanna/Annita/Martine/Carrie
Arrow other News Channel presenters, ie weekend regulars and relief presenters

I think there is some variation in the ordering between shows and Victoria Derbyshire, Kate Silverton and Mishal Husain are largely outside of any hierarchical structure. At the very least George would be considered above Sophie or Fiona on the Six, and Jane appears to largely be above Reeta or Clive on the One (and it is far from unknown for Clive to cover Christian on B100D). As of the most recent disclosure Simon would also appear to be below all of Jane, Ben, Joanna and Victoria in terms of pay despite working at least as many hours as any of them.


Maryam is also Chief News Presenter working weekends on World News and the News Channel started that job last September


Nope she’s not. There was some confusion around this and she has since removed it from all her social channels. This has been discussed pages back, BBC World News hasn’t had a chief news presenter since Nik Gowing.
GI
ginnyfan World News
That was a self-proclaimed title, it seems..... Cool
NE
Newsroom Banned from this forum
AlexS posted:

Maryam is also a senior presenter for BBC World and the News Channel started that job last September

She is a senior presenter on the World but not the News Channel.

Even on world she isn't really a senior presenter. If anything world has more of a hierarchy than other parts of BBC News and she isn't anywhere near the top of it.
Matthew/Ros/Lucy/Yalda/Christian/Katty
Sally/Babita/Philippa/Stephen Sackur/
Karin/David/Mike/Kasia
Geeta/Tim/Victoria Fritz
Maryam/James/Lewis
Nancy/Lucy/Nuala/James Menendez/Krupa/Celia
Aaron Safir/Reged Ahmad/Rich Preston/Ben Bland
Simon Pusey


There is no hierarchy on BBC World News. You only have to be an avid viewer of the channel to know that.

If something major happens, the world pres will join the NC pres or vice versa. Paris bombs, Mandela, etc.... Nobody is drafted in these days as was such when I was growing up. Oh, except Huw when 14+ million tuned in earlier this year.

Huw Edwards is Chief News Presenter for BBC News, period.
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LE
lesmauresfr (previously nagolhcir) Meridian (South East) South East Today
AlexS posted:
She is a senior presenter on the World but not the News Channel.

Even on world she isn't really a senior presenter. If anything world has more of a hierarchy than other parts of BBC News and she isn't anywhere near the top of it.
Matthew/Ros/Lucy/Yalda/Christian/Katty
Sally/Babita/Philippa/Stephen Sackur/
Karin/David/Mike/Kasia
Geeta/Tim/Victoria Fritz
Maryam/James/Lewis
Nancy/Lucy/Nuala/James Menendez/Krupa/Celia
Aaron Safir/Reged Ahmad/Rich Preston/Ben Bland
Simon Pusey


There is no hierarchy on BBC World News. You only have to be an avid viewer of the channel to know that.

If something major happens, the world pres will join the NC pres or vice versa. Paris bombs, Mandela, etc.... Nobody is drafted in these days as was such when I was growing up. Oh, except Huw when 14+ million tuned in earlier this year.

Huw Edwards is Chief News Presenter for BBC News, period.

Just a general question -- does Sophie Raworth count as a "senior" presenter?
AS
AlexS Central (East) Midlands Today
AlexS posted:
She is a senior presenter on the World but not the News Channel.

Even on world she isn't really a senior presenter. If anything world has more of a hierarchy than other parts of BBC News and she isn't anywhere near the top of it.
Matthew/Ros/Lucy/Yalda/Christian/Katty
Sally/Babita/Philippa/Stephen Sackur/
Karin/David/Mike/Kasia
Geeta/Tim/Victoria Fritz
Maryam/James/Lewis
Nancy/Lucy/Nuala/James Menendez/Krupa/Celia
Aaron Safir/Reged Ahmad/Rich Preston/Ben Bland
Simon Pusey


There is no hierarchy on BBC World News. You only have to be an avid viewer of the channel to know that.

If something major happens, the world pres will join the NC pres or vice versa. Paris bombs, Mandela, etc.... Nobody is drafted in these days as was such when I was growing up. Oh, except Huw when 14+ million tuned in earlier this year.

Huw Edwards is Chief News Presenter for BBC News, period.

I would agree that there is little hierarchy in the sense that people aren't usually brought in for unplanned events (although IIRC Jon Sopel did come in especially for the passing of Mandela) but there certainly is in terms of day to day shift allocation and scheduled coverage of high profile events (UK elections, Brexit, world cups, and even Davos to an extent (although that typically goes to Sally Bundock as the most senior presenter with a business background)).
RN
Rolling News Central (East) East Midlands Today
AlexS posted:
Even on world she isn't really a senior presenter. If anything world has more of a hierarchy than other parts of BBC News and she isn't anywhere near the top of it.
Matthew/Ros/Lucy/Yalda/Christian/Katty
Sally/Babita/Philippa/Stephen Sackur/
Karin/David/Mike/Kasia
Geeta/Tim/Victoria Fritz
Maryam/James/Lewis
Nancy/Lucy/Nuala/James Menendez/Krupa/Celia
Aaron Safir/Reged Ahmad/Rich Preston/Ben Bland
Simon Pusey


There is no hierarchy on BBC World News. You only have to be an avid viewer of the channel to know that.

If something major happens, the world pres will join the NC pres or vice versa. Paris bombs, Mandela, etc.... Nobody is drafted in these days as was such when I was growing up. Oh, except Huw when 14+ million tuned in earlier this year.

Huw Edwards is Chief News Presenter for BBC News, period.

Just a general question -- does Sophie Raworth count as a "senior" presenter?

No, she's still in training.
NE
Newsroom Banned from this forum

There is no hierarchy on BBC World News. You only have to be an avid viewer of the channel to know that.

If something major happens, the world pres will join the NC pres or vice versa. Paris bombs, Mandela, etc.... Nobody is drafted in these days as was such when I was growing up. Oh, except Huw when 14+ million tuned in earlier this year.

Huw Edwards is Chief News Presenter for BBC News, period.

Just a general question -- does Sophie Raworth count as a "senior" presenter?

No, she's still in training.


LOLOLOL!!!!

Yes Sophie is prolific at rolling news, she's definitely senior.

Something tells me Fiona Bruce's contract does not allow her to present on the rolling news channel. She never has, not as long as she's been on BBC tv news. It's the only thing that makes sense?
JW
JamesWorldNews Central World News
World News is a very different operation and there is a general belief/expectation that the pool of presenters will handle whatever is thrown at them and, as someone pointed out above, Nik Gowing and Zeinab Badawi were considered the last “senior” presenters in a hierarchical sense.

To illustrate the point, in terms of significant events in bye-gone days prior to the practical merging of the News Channel and World News on location coverage, Network/Channel would normally have mobilized any one of 3 or 4 presenters to handle a live event. (Huw. Simon. Sophie. Ben). If it’s overseas, usually Clive.

Whereas at BBC World News, I can recall almost every permanent member of the anchor pool being sent out at some point (often more than once in a year) to cover a big story.

For example (from memory):

Christian Fraser - everywhere (from Westminster to Brussels to Singapore covering the Trump-Jong Un summit to Windsor Royal weddings etc)

Kasia Madera - Polish events in Warsaw numerous times

Karin Giannone - Soweto (Mandela death), Rome (Berlussconi trial), Paris (French elections), South Africa (Oscar Pistorius trial on 2 different occasions)

Philippa Thomas - as a former BBC Political Correspondent and World Affairs Correspondent, Philippa can often be seen presenting from Westminster

David Eades - has anchored big sporting events on location (World Cup, for example), Brussels events (Sport and Europe being two of his previous portfolios prior to becoming an anchor).

Sally Bundock - Davos annually

Tanya Beckett - preceded Sally at Davos

Yalda Hakim - Middle East, Bangladesh, India

Matthew Amroliwala - anchored live from Delhi and USA

Mishal Husain - anchored live from Pakistan and India

Tim Willcox - has anchored various world events live from Chile, France, Spain (most recently at the beginning of Covid and before that during the Catalan election process)

Babita Sharma - has presented live from Hong Kong and Singapore

Mariko Oi - New Zealand, Japan (numerous times), China

Sharanjit Leyl - Sri Lanka bombing, Auckland terror attacks, Trump summit in Singapore

Ros Atkins - has anchored live from Brussels, Strasbourg, India, Manchester

Geeta Guru-Murthy - frequently at Westminster and key political events as World News anchor

Katty Kay, Laura Trevelyan and Jane O’Brien - various events and protests across the USA

And probably many more that I’ve missed.

In addition to the above and more recently, World and Channel simulcasts have also meant the appearance of Huw, Sophie, Ben, Clive, Simon on both outlets.

But, as can be seen above, the hierarchy isn’t quite as pronounced or indeed in existence at BBC World News. The entire team will go where the story is. And not just one or two presenters.

(All of the above of course pre-covid and pre-cuts.........)
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SP
Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Looking at wikipedia, Fiona's background isn't the typical newspaper/local radio/postgraduate journalism degree/BBC News trainee scheme route, her background is more in current affairs rather than news, which may explain it, along with her other projects.
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NE
Newsroom Banned from this forum
Looking at wikipedia, Fiona's background isn't the typical newspaper/local radio/postgraduate journalism degree/BBC News trainee scheme route, her background is more in current affairs rather than news, which may explain it, along with her other projects.



She was also a 'mod' growing up, did you know that?

She's as equipped as anyone at Breaking News, it's pure luck it hasn't landed on her shift. As I mentioned above, due to the lack of clips or any documentation on her appearing on the NC that this is exactly what her contract dictates.

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