Tony Hall replaces George Entwistle as new BBC director-general

City A.M. Reporter
Chief executive of the Royal Opera House Tony Hall is to be the new director-general of the BBC, it was announced today.

He replaces George Entwistle, who resigned earlier this month after just 54 days in the job after failing to get to grips with a child abuse scandal that has thrown the BBC into turmoil.

Hall is a former head of BBC News and currently deputy chairman of Channel 4.

He is expected to start in early March, and Tim Davie will remain as acting director-general in the interim.