Former BBC senior producer Suzanne Franks is to join the journalism department at City University in London as its new head of undergraduate journalism.
Professor Franks joins from the University of Kent, where she was director of research.
She previously had a long broadcast journalism career at the BBC, including work on Newsnight, Watchdog and Panorama. She went on to set up an independent production company specialising in political coverage.
Franks said in a release: “I was attracted to City University London because of its outstanding reputation in journalism. I’m looking forward to working closely with the next generation of journalists as they embark on their professional and academic careers.”