November 12th, 2012
03:52 AM ET

BBC's news director, deputy 'step aside'

[Updated 5:29 a.m. ET]  The BBC expects the head of news and her deputy to "return to their positions" following reviews into the BBC journalism around the Jimmy Savile scandal.

[Posted 3:52 a.m. ET]  The BBC's news director and her deputy have "stepped aside" in the midst of an ongoing scandal, the media organization reports Monday.

The developments involving Helen Boaden and Steve Mitchell come after BBC director general George Entwistle quit on Saturday.  He resigned after a "Newsnight" report wrongly accused a former Tory politician of child abuse.

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  1. Patrick

    I hope everyone will have a deacent day.

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