Tom Giles has been appointed editor of Panorama, the BBC announced today. Giles, who is currently an executive producer for BBC current affairs, will replace Sandy Smith who joins The One Show as executive editor.
Giles joined the BBC in 1991 as an assistant producer on World Service Radio. He has since worked on a number of different current affairs programmes for the organisation including Newsnight, Horizon, and Panorama.
IN 2004 his programme In The Line of Fire won the RTS International Current Affairs award, and he won a BAFTA for Andrew Marr’s History Of Modern Britain.
“I’m thrilled to be given the opportunity to lead one of the greatest brands in British TV journalism and delighted to able to put something back into a programme which has enabled me to do so many things.
“It’s still right at the heart of the BBC One schedule and – with 48 half-hour and eight hour-slots a year – it’s a fantastic opportunity to really make a difference.”