Tony Hall

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Person.png Lord Hall   SourcewatchRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(TV journalist, media executive)
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BornAnthony William Hall
Birkenhead, Cheshire, England
Alma materKeble College (Oxford)

Employment.png Director-General of the BBC

In office
2 April 2013 - 31 August 2020
Succeeded byTim Davie

Tony Hall, Baron Hall of Birkenhead, is a British life peer who was Director-General of the BBC between April 2013 and August 2020, and chaired the Board of Trustees of the National Gallery until May 2021.[1]

Tony Hall was Director of News & Current Affairs at the BBC between 1993 and 2001, and Chief Executive of the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London from 2001 until March 2013.[2] He was made a life peer and took his seat in the House of Lords as a crossbench member on 22 March 2010. He took up the post of Director-General of the BBC on 2 April 2013, and stepped down as Director-General on 31 August 2020, replaced by Tim Davie.[3]

An inquiry in 2021 found that Hall, when Director of News at the BBC, had misled authorities over the methods used by Martin Bashir for the BBC's Panorama interview with Diana, Princess of Wales. He resigned as chairman of the National Gallery on 22 May 2021.[4]


Events Participated in

WEF/Annual Meeting/201922 January 201925 January 2019Switzerland
WEF/Annual Meeting/202021 January 202024 January 2020World Economic Forum
This mega-summit of the world's ruling class and their political and media appendages happens every year, but 2020 was special, as the continuous corporate media coverage of COVID-19 started more or less from one day to the next on 20/21 January 2020, coinciding with the start of the meeting.


Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:BBC's biased and inaccurate reporting of anti-semitism allegations towards Jeremy CorbynLetter7 August 2018Pamela Blakelock"We regret that the BBC has failed to comply with its own codes with regard to impartiality and accuracy. Given the gravity of allegations of anti-semitism, the role performed by the BBC is all the more critical if it is to live up to Reithian principles of informing the public."
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