Former BBC news executive editor, bulletins Malcolm Balen has been appointed as London News Network (LNN) head of news, as predicted in Broadcast (22.9.00).

Balen takes up the role on 1 November

Former BBC news executive editor, bulletins Malcolm Balen has been appointed as London News Network (LNN) head of news, as predicted in Broadcast (22.9.00).

Balen takes up the role on 1 November and will report to LNN managing director Denise Harker. His management post at the BBC was axed in a BBC news staff restructure in January.