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Hall 'passionate' about the BBC

New BBC Director-General Tony Hall has acknowledged there have been 'a tough few weeks' for the corporation at his first press conference following his appointment.

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BBC 1973 trainee becomes the corporation's new boss

  • Lord Hall took up his position as Chief Executive of the Royal Opera House in April 2001
  • He joined the BBC as a news trainee in 1973 and during a 28 year career at the Corporation worked his way up to Chief Executive of BBC News from 1996 to 2001
  • While at the BBC he launched Radio 5 Live, BBC News 24, BBC News Online and BBC Parliament
  • He is Deputy Chairman of Channel 4 Television
  • Lord Hall will be the 16th Director-General of the BBC
  • He will receive a salary of £450,000 per year

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