16 July 2017 11:17 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

ITV, Britain’s biggest commercial broadcaster, has appointed Carolyn McCall as its new CEO, filling the role vacated by Adam Crozier.

McCall, currently the head of budget airline EasyJet, will take up her new job on Jan. 8, 2018. She will be the first woman in the role.

“I’m really pleased to be joining ITV. It is a fantastic company in a dynamic and stimulating sector,” McCall said in a statement Monday. “I am looking forward to getting to know all of the people at ITV and helping it make the most of the amazing opportunities that it has in the future.”

ITV Chairman Peter Bazalgette has been running the company in tandem with finance chief Ian Griffiths since Crozier exited at the end of June. Crozier officially announced his decision to leave in May, but his departure had been rumored for months, with reports circulating late last year that the broadcaster had called in recruiters to look »


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