Statement regarding Alison Ford

Date: 03.07.2013     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 18.03
The BBC has today issued the following statement regarding Alison Ford, Editor of BBC Breakfast.

It is with great sadness we can confirm that Alison Ford, Editor of BBC Breakfast, has died after a long illness. Alison was a wonderful and passionate Editor of BBC Breakfast, who inspired her team and colleagues with her editorial spirit and flair. She successfully led the move of Breakfast to Salford and was an important and well-regarded senior figure within the BBC Newsroom and English Regions, where she worked previously. Our thoughts are with her family and friends.