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BBC names new director-general
BBC names George Entwistle as new director-general; will replace Mark Thompson in autumn
By The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) BBC has named executive George Entwistle to its top post, director-general.

The broadcaster says Entwistle will replace Mark Thompson in the fall.

The new chief had been working as director of BBC Vision. He was chosen by a panel from the BBC Trust, the broadcaster's governing board, which is chaired by Chris Patten.

Thompson held the top post for eight years.

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