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Chris Burns | BBC England - Head of Audio and Digital
Chris Burns is the Head of Audio and Digital for BBC England. She provides editorial leadership to all 39 Local Radio stations in England. Since taking this post in 2018 she has spearheaded the reinvention of Local Radio for the next generation. In her previous post, Chris was Chief Operating Officer within the BBC’s Deputy Director General’s
Prior to this Chris worked as Head of Group Operations for BBC Network Radio. Radio is where her true passion lies.
Chris started as a late-night phone-in presenter for Radio Trent in Nottingham. Since then she has worked as a presenter, producer, editor and department head across the BBC and commercial sector. Her career has included editing shows on Radio 4 such as Woman’s Hour, Any Questions and Start the Week. She launched Saturday Live and was responsible for bringing some of the nation’s most-loved voices to Radio 4 including Jane Garvey and Kirsty Young. She chaired the Radio Academy for three years.