Jon Williams is leaving the BBC where he was World Editor to join ABC News as the Managing Editor for International News. Williams will begin in March and will be based in New York.

Marcus Wilford, who has overseen the international desk for the last several months, will return to London and work for ABC News as a consultant.

Williams has been BBC News’ World Editor for the last 7 years, overseeing operations in 30 bureaus around the world. Williams led a digital-first strategy at the BBC, adding online coverage and eyewitness reporting from around the world.