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Former ITV and BBC news chief takes top PR job with city council

Camilla MakabadyA former editor at ITV and BBC News has taken up a new post as a city council’s PR chief.

Camilla Mankabady, left, has been appointed communications director at Liverpool City Council and began her new role this month.

Camilla previously spent almost 15 years with BBC News, where she was chief assistant editor upon her departure, and was programme editor at ITV’s News at Ten from January 2015 to May 2018.

For the past eight months she worked in France as a consultant for TV channel Euronews.

Camilla has also worked as a university accreditor for the Broadcast Journalism Training Council.

Announcing her new role on LinkedIn, Camilla said: “I am hugely honoured to have recently been appointed the new Communications Director for Liverpool City Council.

“In an age of government austerity, Brexit fears and global downturn it is hugely important that we have local government leaders who are willing to make bold decisions to help transform lives and regions.”


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  • January 22, 2019 at 9:45 am

    Worryingly, no reference made by Camila in taking up her new role, about the importance of constant, transparent and effective communication with the Press and the public to local authorities.

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  • January 22, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    I am sure we can rely on the much-trumped local democracy reporters to sort that one across the country. Get in there and amongst them boys and girls and make the life of people like Camilla a little more challenging.

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  • January 22, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    Paperboy, I’m one of your much-Trumped (Donald?) or should that be much trumpeted (?) LDRs. Unless you’ve been asleep for the last year, you’ll have seen we are “getting amongst them” and doing what we’re paid for. Any doubts? Keep your eye on our output. That means buying newspapers, monitoring websites and the BBC, if you have any doubts. And if you ask nicely, I might share some the email exchanges my fair and professional coverage has generated…..

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