Chief executive Tony Hall of the Royal Opera House poses for a photograph after speaking to the media about Luciano Pavarotti, London September 6, 2007. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
Opera boss to become new BBC Director-General: BBC
Posted : Thursday, 22 November 2012 07:17AM
LONDON (Reuters) - The new director-general of BBC is to be the current chief executive of the Royal Opera House, Tony Hall, BBC television news said on Thursday.
Hall, a former chief executive of BBC news, will replace George Entwistle who resigned earlier this month after failing to get to grips with a child sex abuse scandal that has thrown the 90-year-old state-funded broadcaster into turmoil.
(Reporting by Stephen Addison ; editing by Tim Castle)
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