Sally Wood Rejoins BBC


Sally Wood is set to return to the BBC to take on the newly created role of commissioning editor of pop music TV.

Wood’s remit will focus on pop music commissions across TV, iPlayer and digital while collaborating with radio and BBC Sounds. She will step into her new role in 2022.

Wood will report to Lorna Clarke, BBC controller of pop.

Previously, Wood worked at the BBC from 2003 to 2010 as a producer and series producer. Her BBC credits include the Glastonbury Festival, 1Xtra Live, Beyoncé at the BBC and Madonna Live, among others.

Upon leaving the BBC, Wood was a series producer on This is Justin Bieber (ITV Studios for ITV), iTunes Festival (Princess for ITV2) and Isle of Wight Festival (Blink TV for Sky Arts).

Since 2015, Wood has been an executive producer on the Brit Awards and has led productions such as Classic BRIT Awards 2018, One World: Together at Home, V Festival 2020 and Mandela 100 Festival—Global Citizen.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to be returning to the broadcaster that was so influential and nurturing during the earlier stages of my career,” said Wood. “The BBC has always been a pioneer when it comes to bringing popular music to the nation, and it is an immense privilege to be joining Lorna and the team. My goal is to cast my net wide across our vibrant and diverse popular music industry to discover exciting and invigorating new content while maintaining the phenomenally high levels of programming that viewers are already familiar with.”

Clarke said, “Sally has a reputation throughout the media industry as one of television’s most experienced and creative showrunners and executive producers. She brings with her a wealth of experience, and I’m looking forward to us working together to increase impact across all platforms. We’ll be working closely with the music industry to produce world-class content to deliver to millions of music fans.”