The BBC announced today that Emma Swain will be the broadcaster’s new controller of Knowledge commissioning.
The move follows vacation of the role by former editor of Newsnight George Entwistle, who was recently named director of BBC Vision.
In a press release the BBC said in her new role Swain will be responsible for devising and leading the Knowledge strategy across factual programming, including consumer journalism.
Swain has been acting in the role since February following two years as head of Knowledge TV commissioning, according to the release.
In her new role, Emma will retain responsibility for leading the commissioning teams as well as taking a strategic overview of Knowledge commissioning across all four channels.