Helen Munson Promoted for BBC Daytime


Helen Munson has been appointed as the BBC’s first commissioning editor for daytime and early peak to be based in North East England.

Munson is currently head of planning and scheduling in the team and the commissioning editor on a number of BBC Daytime titles. She will support suppliers in the North of England, with a particular focus on building the supply base in the North East, as well as working alongside colleagues in Scotland. She will commission content for BBC One, BBC Two and BBC iPlayer, covering live, formatted factual, factual-entertainment, scripted, entertainment and documentary series.

Carla-Maria Lawson, the BBC’s head of daytime and early peak, to whom Munson will report, said: “We are committed to reflecting the lives of our viewers across the U.K. on BBC daytime and early peak, and Helen is a passionate advocate for content that does just that. By returning to her roots in the North East we are sure she will be a huge asset in enhancing our representation in the region as well as helping to build our community of suppliers.”

Munson said: “This is a really exciting opportunity to build on and develop relationships with suppliers in the north. I am from the North East, and I know that there is such a wealth of talent out there who I’m really looking forward to working with. Being based there puts me in the perfect place to develop ideas with companies which showcase the amazing creative diversity the Northern regions have to offer.”