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Liliane Landor

Liliane Landor

Controller, Languages, BBC Global News


Liliane Landor has been working at the BBC since 1989, when she joined the BBC French service.

She presented a news programme in French before presenting Europe Today in the news and current affairs department of BBC World Service. She was one of the first non-British voices on air.

Two years later, Liliane moved on to Newshour, BBC World Service's flagship news and current affairs programme.

When The World Today started, Liliane became one of the programme's core presenters and subsequently the programme's editor.

In January 2002, she joined the senior management team as Editor, Programmes, News and Current Affairs, eventually becoming Head of BBC World Service News and Current Affairs in 2006 – responsible for all the BBC World Service news and current affairs programmes in English.

At the end of 2009, Liliane became Head of the Middle East Region, BBC World Service, editorially and managerially responsible for TV and radio broadcasts as well as future media in Arabic.

Liliane is now Controller, Languages, Global News, editorially and managerially responsible for all 32 language services on radio, TV and online.

Liliane was born in Lebanon and educated in France and Switzerland. She speaks five languages.

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