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BBC News

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BBC News is an operational business division[1] of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs in the UK and around the world. The department is the world's largest broadcast news organisation and generates about 120 hours of radio and television output each day, as well as online news coverage.[2][3] The service maintains 50 foreign news bureaus with more than 250 correspondents around the world.[4] Deborah Turness has been the CEO of news and current affairs since September 2022.[5]

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BBC News
TypeBBC department
IndustryBroadcast media
Founded14 November 1922; 100 years ago (1922-11-14)
HeadquartersMarconi House (1922–1923) Savoy Place (1923–1932) Broadcasting House, Alexandra Palace & Lime Grove Studios (1932–1969) BBC Television Centre (1969–2013)
Broadcasting House (2012–present),
Area served
Specific services for United Kingdom and rest of world
Key people
ServicesRadio, internet, and television broadcasts
Number of employees
3,500 (2,000 journalists)
ParentBBC (UK) (global)

In 2019, it was reported in an Ofcom report that the BBC spent £136m on news during the period April 2018 to March 2019.[6] BBC News' domestic, global and online news divisions are housed within the largest live newsroom in Europe, in Broadcasting House in central London. Parliamentary coverage is produced and broadcast from studios in London. Through BBC English Regions, the BBC also has regional centres across England and national news centres in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. All nations and English regions produce their own local news programmes and other current affairs and sport programmes.

The BBC is a quasi-autonomous corporation authorised by royal charter, making it operationally independent of the government.