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Updated: Thursday 19 October 2006

BBC News appoints Sports Editor

BBC News has appointed Mihir Bose as its first Sports Editor.

Mihir, who currently works for The Daily Telegraph, will provide analysis and context to the major sports news stories across the BBC’s news programming.

Speaking of his appointment, Mihir said:
“I was brought up on the magical BBC World Service, and believe that the BBC is the greatest broadcaster there is. It’s a wonderful challenge and I can’t wait to start. However, I must add that I’ve had 12 very happy years with the Telegraph and will miss working with some of the finest print journalists there is.”

The BBC’s Head of Newsgathering, Fran Unsworth added:
“This is a terrific appointment for us. Mihir brings an encyclopaedic knowledge of sport, together with an unbridled passion for the subject. Add to that, his ability to explain the most complex of stories and a fantastic catalogue of contacts.”