Lucy Manning Biography
Lucy Manning is a media personality serving as BBC News special correspondent. Previously she was ITV News’ political correspondent.
Lucy Manning Age
She hasn’t revealed when and where she was born. Therefore her age is unknown.
Lucy Manning Height
She is tall in stature however her height is undisclosed.
Lucy Manning Nationality
Manning is British by nationality.
Lucy Manning Education
There is no information about her educational background. However it is presumed that she is highly educated considering her career achievements.
Lucy Manning Family
Manning has kept her family out of the limelight. Therefore there is no information about them.
Lucy Manning Husband
Despite being a media personality Lucy has kept her personal life private. It is therefore not known whether she is married, single or in a relationship. She hasn’t also revealed whether she has children or not.
Lucy Manning BBC
Manning is a special correspondent for BBC News. She joined the network in September 2014.
“I am delighted to be joining BBC News and look forward to joining the newsroom and colleagues who I have often worked alongside on the road. I have had a wonderful time at ITN and am grateful for all the opportunities there but I am excited about this new challenge with the BBC”, she said.
During her tenure at BBC News she has covered a wide range of stories.
Prior to joining BBC News, Manning was ITV News’ political correspondent. She also worked for Channel 4 News. Additionally Manning was part of the ITN News team that won a prestigious award for its coverage of the Jimmy Savile scandal. She was singled out for praise.
The judges said: “To remain consistently ahead of the competition in covering the UK’s most impactful news story of the year is a remarkable achievement. At the heart of this entry is Lucy Manning’s relentless journalistic determination as well as her compassion for all concerned. Revelation followed revelation, scoop followed scoop in this exemplary news coverage.”
In her speech Manning said the award was for those who had been assaulted by Savile and brave enough to come forward to tell their story.
Lucy Manning Hiring Scandal
The BBC’s hiring of Lucy and Ed Campbell, the ITN senior news editor who worked with her and the team behind News at Ten’s Bafta award-winning coverage of the murder of Lee Rigby in Woolwich and on coverage of the Jimmy Savile scandal prompted outrage in the newsroom. This was days after it emerged that the corporation’s journalists face hundreds of job losses.
At a highly-charged meeting members of the National Union of Journalists complained about additional layers of management being created and hirings being made from outside the corporation at a time when BBC News faces 500 job cuts and a ballot for industrial action over a 1% annual pay offer. According to BBC insiders, the meeting was one of the “angriest and most impassioned” in recent times.
Lucy and Ed Campbell were to join the BBC as special correspondent and editor, special correspondents, respectively.
After Lucy and Campbell’s hirings were announced, one BBC journalist posted on Facebook: “So Jonathan Munro [BBC head of newsgathering, ex ITV News] has just appointed two of his mates to the BBC – without an interview process – at a time of massive job cuts. He’s turning the BBC into a place where it’s ‘jobs for the boys’.”
Another BBC insider told Media Guardian: “There is outrage at what has happened. It is the lack of competitive process. We see cuts in budgets, recruitment processes having a coach and horses ridden through them, and layers of new management added – there is almost a parallel organization in the newsroom with some managers’ job descriptions overlapping.”
However, a BBC spokesman said: “We ensure we fill roles competitively using a variety of different recruitment methods. On occasion, on-air reporters or other key editorial staff have been recruited in a different way, but always within the proper recruitment process.”
Lucy Manning Salary and Net Worth
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