Royal Opera House’s Tony Hall joins BBC

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Royal Opera House’s Tony Hall joins the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) as it’s new director director general in the wake of child sex offender allegations against Jimmy Savile. Hall’s appointment comes after a 10-day emergency selection process. He will receive 450,000 pounds a year for the job. Speaking during an appearance at Broadcasting House, Hall said “it’s been a difficult few weeks for this organization” but that he is confident that “together we’ll get through it.” Hall also remarked that he “cares passionately about the BBC, about what it can do,” and that he plans “to build a world-class team for this world-class organization”. Hall’s predecessor, George Entwistle resigned  over the corporation’s reporting of child sex abuse.

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