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Chris Shaw made editorial director for ITN Productions

Head of news for C5 to move to ITN as editorial director.

Head of news at Channel Five Chris Shaw has been appointed to the newly created role of editorial director at ITN Productions.

Shaw has been at Five for 11 years and was senior programme controller in charge of news and live topical output. Hie is was one of several senior figures to take voluntary redundancy following Richard Desmond's take-over of the channel last summer.

In his new role Shaw will have a brief to expand news and current affairs production come up with new formats across television, online and mobile.

Shaw worked for ITN before joining Five and has been programme editor for News at Ten, home and foreign news editor for Channel 4 News and launch editor of Big Breakfast News.

Full story at the Press Gazette.

Dominic Ponsford is editor of Press Gazette