BRITs producer Sally Wood returns to BBC as editor for pop music television | Media
Sally Wood will return to the BBC in the newly created post of editor-in-chief of pop music TV.
Under the direction of Lorna Clarke, BBC Pop Controller, Sally Wood’s tenure will focus solely on orders for pop music across TV, iPlayer and digital, while working with radio and BBC Sounds to deliver the entire portfolio. She will take up her new role in early 2022.
Between 2003 and 2010, Wood worked at the BBC as a producer and series producer on musical specials including Electric Proms (Robbie Williams, Neil Diamond, Elton John, Razorlight), Glastonbury Festival (2006-2010), 1Xtra Live (2008-2010), Beyoncé on the BBC and Madonna Live.
Leaving the BBC in 2010, Wood has produced series on This Is Justin Bieber (ITV Studios for ITV), iTunes Festival (Princess for ITV2) and Isle of Wight Festival (Blink TV for Sky Arts) among others. From 2015 to 2022, she was executive producer of the BRIT Awards, and directed productions such as Classic BRIT Awards 2018, One world: together at home (Two Four for BBC One), which was the BBC’s most watched music program last year, V Festival 2020 (Two Four for ITV2) and Mandela 100 Festival – Global Citizen (Fulwell 73 for various broadcasters).
The BBC has always been a pioneer when it comes to bringing popular music to the nation
Sally Wood said, “I am absolutely delighted to return to the broadcaster who was so influential and nurturing early in my career. The BBC has always been a pioneer in bring popular music to the nation and it’s a huge privilege to join Lorna and the team.
“My goal is to launch my network across our vibrant and diverse popular music industry to discover exciting and invigorating new content, while maintaining the incredibly high levels of programming that viewers are already experiencing. “
Lorna clarke said, “Sally has a reputation in the media industry as one of television’s most experienced and creative showrunners and executive producers.
“She brings with her a wealth of experience and I look forward to working together to increase the impact across all platforms. We will work closely with the music industry to produce world-class content to deliver to millions of music fans.
Head of Commissioning of BBC Music TV, Jan Younghusband left the company earlier this year.
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