Danny Cohen has been appointed as Controller of BBC One, taking over from Jay Hunt who has moved to C4 as Chief Creative Officer.
Prior to joining the BBC, Danny was Head of E4 and Head of Channel 4 Factual Entertainment. During his time at Channel 4, Danny commissioned youth drama Skins, the National Comedy Award and Rose d’Or-winning The Inbetweeners, the Bafta-winning Fonejacker, Royal Television Society award-winner Supernanny and the documentary strand Cutting Edge.
Before becoming Head of E4, he worked in Documentary Commissioning at Channel 4 for five years – as Commissioning Editor and then as Head of Documentaries where he oversaw the team of editors responsible for landmark contemporary documentary, documentary formats and docu-drama.
Between 2000 and 2001, Danny was Factual Commissioning Editor for the launch of E4. His career began at Diverse, where he became Head of Development after a period in production.