LONDON — Neil Breakwell has been named London bureau chief of Vice News and will take up his newly created role in July.

He joins the company from BBC, where he served as the deputy editor at BBC Newsnight. He has worked in the industry for more than 10 years on BBC programs such as Radio 4, Today, the World at One and PM.

Breakwell will oversee current events and news in the Western European market. He will report to Josh Tyrangiel, executive vice president at Vice.

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The London role is a part of the media company’s round of new hires across various divisions including editorial and production. It recently made 20 hires, including Ryan McCarthy as editor in chief of Vice News and Ravi Somaiya, as tech correspondent.

Kevin Sutcliffe, head of news programming for Europe, was named senior vice president of video programming, EMEA. He will manage video programming for the Viceland channels.

The company is scheduled to launch its TV network Viceland this fall in the U.K. and France.

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