Kevin Marsh, Editor, BBC College of Journalism (left March 2011)


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Kevin Marsh became Editor of the BBC College of Journalism in February 2006.

One of his first tasks was to establish an online presence for the college which launched officially in January 2007.

He joined the BBC as a news trainee in 1978 and, after working in Belfast and Birmingham, joined The World At One team in June 1980.

The first edition of The World This Weekend, for which he was responsible, coincided with the vote in Parliament to send the Task Force to the Falklands.

Kevin then went to work for ITN and, after a short spell on News At Ten, rejoined the BBC as Deputy Editor of The World At One in 1987.

He was material in introducing Today presenter James Naughtie to the BBC - as the presenter of The World At One - and relaunching the programme.

Among the programme's major successes was a world exclusive interview with Salman Rushdie following the Ayatollah Khomeini's fatwa on the author.

Kevin was made Editor of PM in August 1989 and moved to edit The World At One in 1993 before bringing the programmes together under a single Editor in 1996.

In 1998 he developed and launched Radio 4's Broadcasting House.

In addition to editing The World At One, The World This Weekend, PM and Broadcasting House, he produced numerous specials for Radio 4 and has won numerous Sony Awards.

He was appointed Editor of Today in November 2002.

Born in 1954, he was educated at The Grammar School, Doncaster, followed by Christ Church, Oxford.