is an operational business division
of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC
) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs. The department is the world's largest broadcast news organisation and generates about 120 hours of radio and television output each day, as well as online news coverage. The service maintains 50 foreign news bureaus with more than 250 correspondents around the world. Fran Unsworth
has been Director of News and Current Affairs since January 2018.
The department's annual budget is in excess of £350 million; it has 3,500 staff, 2,000 of whom are journalists. BBC News' domestic, global and online news divisions are housed within the largest live newsroom in Europe, in Broadcasting House
in central London. Parliamentary coverage is produced and broadcast from studios in Millbank
in London. Through the BBC English Regions
, the BBC also has regional centres across England, as well as national news centres in Northern Ireland
. All nations and English regions produce their own local news programmes and other current affairs and sport programmes. Read more...