Roy’s New World

New Zealand journalist Andrew Roy has been named as the new head of news at BBC World, the global television channel with 76 million viewers. Roy, who hails from Christchurch and started his career in Timaru, spent many years at Radio New Zealand before signing on with the BBC. Since then, he has been working for the BBC for twenty years, including stints in Europe and North America. The news made headlines in Britain as it was accidentally leaked by his boss, Peter Horrocks, on the social networking site, Twitter. Fellow New Zealanders Kevin Geary and Anita McNaught are also on board with BBC World.

Tags: Andrew Roy  Anita McNaught  BBC News  Broadcast Now  Christchurch  Kevin Geary  Radio New Zealand  Timaru