This week BBC Worldwide Americas announced the appointment of Claudia Milne to editor of BBC.com’s news North America edition. Milne is expected to expand and drive a team focused on increasing video content, an enhanced social media presence surrounding BBC.com news and commissioning original news features from North America.

Milne most recently served as Deputy Editor for BBC World News America, an Emmy® and Peabody Award winning program. During her 17 years with the BBC, Milne has been Senior Producer of BBC Newsnight, Producer of BBC News 24 and BBC Hardtalk, as well as Researcher for BBC World & BBC Timewatch.

Milne and her team are based in Washington.