Moore appointed BBC1 controller

The BBC has appointed Charlotte Moore as its new permanent controller of flagship channel BBC1, in what director general Tony Hall described as a “very critical appointment.”

Moore, who joined the BBC in 2006 as commissioning executive for documentaries, has been running BBC1 as acting controller since May, taking over from Danny Cohen who was upped to director of BBC Television.

Since 2009 Moore has been the BBC’s commissioning editor of documentaries. Last year, she took on the additional role of commissioning editor for knowledge on BBC3, responsible for formats and specialist factual on the channel. She also spent the first part of this year as the acting controller of BBC daytime 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,” said Moore.

Cohen added: “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. 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.”