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BBC names first woman head of sport

Barbara Slater, the BBC’s head of sport production, has been promoted to be the Corporation’s director of sport.

She succeeds Roger Mosey, who is heading up the BBC’s 2012 Olympics operation. A key part of Slkater’s role is to oversee the department’s move from London to Salford in the year before the 2012 Games.

Slater has been at the BBC since 1983, holding senior roles in the production teams covering many of the
BBC’s biggest sports events, including Wimbledon, the Open, Ascot, the Grand National and the Olympics.

Peter Salmon, the new director of BBC North, said: “Barbara was the outstanding candidate for the job at one of the most exciting moments in BBC Sport’s long and distinguished development.”

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