GB News has appointed Helen Warner as its new television director amid plans to expand existing programming and develop new formats, the broadcaster has announced.
arner is currently the creative director of Whisper, having joined the broadcast production company in 2020.
She was previously the daytime chief of both ITV and Channel 4, where she commissioned and produced popular shows including Come Dine With Me, Loose Women and Good Morning Britain.
“GB News impressed me from the start, and its achievements in just over a year have been phenomenal,” Warner said.
“I can’t wait to help take the label’s programming to the next level and really cement its place in the broadcast scene.”
Her projects during her time at Whisper include securing Sir Sam Mendes for the new Amazon Prime documentary about England cricket captain Ben Stokes and the TV series The Beauty Rewind Clinic for UKTV.
She is also the author of five novels, including the Sunday Times best-selling RSVP published in 2011, and she recently published a psychological thriller titled She.
GB News CEO Angelos Frangopoulos said: “Helen joins GB News at an exciting time as our investment in UK journalism has resulted in strong readership growth.
“Her extensive industry expertise and insight into her audience will be invaluable as we ramp up our schedule, new shows and talent in the coming months.”
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/gb-news-appoints-helen-warner-as-new-head-of-television-amid-plans-to-expand-42007581.html GB News appoints Helen Warner as new TV director amid expansion plans