Katie Taylor is responsible for In House Entertainment and Events across all network programmes and across all UK sites.
The department makes some of the UK's most watched entertainment, factual entertainment and events including Strictly Come Dancing, Top Gear, Dragons' Den and events including the Royal Wedding, the State Opening of Parliament, Children in Need and Sport Relief.
Last updated June 2010
Katie is the first woman to run the in-house entertainment department at the BBC. She is responsible for some of the UK's most watched and loved entertainment, factual entertainment and events formats including Strictly Come Dancing, Eurovision, Top Gear, Dragons' Den and events such as Children in Need and Comic Relief.
Prior to this role, Katie was Executive Editor, Comedy Entertainment, at the BBC, where she was involved in the strategy, inception and production of new formats for all four BBC channels.
She commissioned and executive produced over 100 studios a year involving multi-award-winning chat shows, panel shows, archive shows and events. She also executive produced and managed shows including Friday Night With Jonathan Ross, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, Live At The Apollo, The Graham Norton Show, Would I Lie To You, Walk On The Wildside and QI for BBC One; The Bubble, Genius, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Shooting Stars for BBC Two; The Noughties, Almost Famous for BBC Three; and It's Only A Theory for BBC Four.
Prior to her current role in Entertainment Commissioning at the BBC, Katie was a Commissioning Editor in Entertainment at Channel 4, where she commissioned and executive produced many award-winning shows including So Graham Norton, V Graham Norton, Derren Brown Trick Of The Mind, That Peter Kay Thing, Brass Eye, Street Mate and Heroes Of Comedy, to name but a few.
Before this, in her role as Deputy Commissioning Editor at Channel 4, she oversaw shows including Father Ted, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Countdown, Channel Izzard and Comedy Labs.
Before this Katie worked as a researcher/associate producer and producer on shows ranging from Comic Relief, Don't Forget Your Toothbrush, Challenge Anneka, the Bafta Awards, Noel's House Party and Going For Gold.
Salary and total remuneration
Total remuneration: £187,800
These details were last updated in June 2012 when Katie Taylor's salary and remuneration were last adjusted.This information is correct as of March 2016.
Expenses and central bookings
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Katie Taylor had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q3 2010-11
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