The director general of BBC, Tony Hall will be stepping down from his position in the corporation this summer, after seven years that he mounted the seat.
In an email sent to staff on Monday, 20th January. Tony Hall said: “It’s been such a hard decision for me. I love the BBC… if I followed my heart I would genuinely never want to leave.”
Mr Hall became the director general of BBC in 2013. Before then, he was chief executive of the Royal Opera House, a position he held from 2001 to 2013 and director of news at the corporation between 1993 and 2001.
Meanwhile, he had initially joined the BBC in 1973 as a trainee, Tony Hall progressed in his work until he became the producer of the shows ”Today and The World at One”.
At age 34, Tony Hall has become the editor of the Nine O’Clock News and his legacy at the broadcasting corporation includes the launch of BBC Parliament and BBC Radio 5 Live.
No replacement has been announced as yet, but according to a report one will be announced soon.