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John Exelby (1940/1941 - November 15, 2019) was co-founder of BBC World Service TV News.[1]

Exelby studied for a politics degree at Durham University and became editor of Palatinate.[2] After leaving university he worked at The Northern Echo newspaper before joining BBC Television news where he was news editor, editor of most of the major news programmes and co-founder and managing editor of BBC World TV News. He is married to Judith Hann who was formerly a presenter of Tomorrow's World for 20 years. They both run a media company based in the Cotswolds.[1]

He died on 15 November 2019 at the age of 78.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Tutors' biographies". The Royal Society. Retrieved 30 October 2010.
  2. ^ "Castellum" (PDF). Castle Alumni. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  3. ^ Exelby