New boss for BBC’s Question Time
Hilary O’Neill has been appointed as the next editor of BBC One political debate show Question Time.
Already deputy editor for the BBC News At Six and 10 bulletins, Ms O’Neill will be adding the broadcaster’s flagship politics programme, hosted by David Dimbleby, to a CV that includes editing programmes on the migrant crisis, the US election and the death of David Bowie.
She said: “Question Time is the best, highest-profile and most entertaining public debate programme in the UK – it’s a great honour to be joining the team.
“In these tumultuous political times it’s never been more important to hold politicians to account, and to hear directly from people about the issues they care about the most.
“The more opinions and cross-examination the better.”