BBC appoints first female director of TV
The BBC has appointed its first female director of television. Jana Bennett, who is executive vice-president of Discovery Communications in the US, will take up her new role, effectively the BBC's second most important job, in April. The appointment means all three top positions in production at the BBC will be filled by women. Ms Bennett, 45, was born in New Hampshire and moved to England at 13. She will take over from Mark Thompson, Channel 4's new chief executive.