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The BBC is set to appoint former Labour cabinet minister James Purnell as its radio chief

The BBC risks raising concerns about its impartiality by appointing James Purnell, a former Blairite Labour MP, as its director of radio on Friday. Purnell, the BBC's director of strategy and education, will have his remit broadened to radio when the division's existing chief, Helen Boaden, announces her retirement. The Daily Telegraph first reported the story. A BBC source also confirmed to Business Insider that an announcement is imminent.
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