Husain Husaini Appointed Programming Head ,BBC Asian Network

BBC Asian Network announced today the appointment of Husain Husaini as Head of Programmes. This role is an addition to the Asian Network management team and will be focused on delivering the station’s editorial strategy and output over the coming years.

“I’m very pleased to the announce the addition of the Head of Programmes role to the Asian Network management team and particularly pleased that this is Husain given his strong background.It is a welcome addition because it means we can further strengthen the editorial support and guidance that we give to our programme teams,” Vijay Sharma, Head of Asian Network, said.

Husain has a strong news and editorial background having worked for BBC Radio 5 Live, the Today programme, BBC News 24 and BBC World Service in a variety of roles. His current role is Head of News at Asian Network.

“We are building a very strong leadership team. Husain has an excellent track record of delivery and I am looking forward to building Asian Network’s editorial ambitions ,” Andy Parfitt , Radio 1, 1Xtra and Switch controller Asian Network said.

Husain Husaini said of his new role: “It’s a real honour to be asked to lead the programme teams.I have been working for two-and-a-half years as Head of News at Asian Network, so I know from close experience that the producers and presenters who make our programmes are talented, enthusiastic and capable.”

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