THE BBC has hired a GB News executive to take on a key role in its media team.

Erron Gordon, who worked closely with Piers Morgan both on Good Morning Britain and at the Rupert Murdoch-owned Talk TV, has been appointed the BBC’s head of department for London.

Gordon will now oversee all the BBC’s London news studios as well as “a number of our radio studios,” BBC director of media operations Morwen Williams announced.

Gordon will move directly from GB News, the right-wing broadcaster for which he has worked as executive creative director and head of studios since January 2024.

He had previously worked as an executive creative director for Talk TV in a role which also saw him direct “Piers Morgan Uncensored”.

Talk TV was pulled off the air earlier this year after failing to attract significant audiences, instead moving to online-only. Reports said the channel had lost at least £90 million before the decision was made.

Announcing his new role on social media, Gordon wrote: “Delighted to finally share this news!

“I’m thrilled to be joining the @BBC and can’t wait to begin working with the hugely talented teams across the corporation.

“I first stepped into a BBC News studio at Television Centre in 1994 so 30 years later to return overseeing them at Broadcasting House is a dream come true.”

Williams wrote: “Building our leadership team in BBC media ops – delighted @errongordon will join as our new head of department, London, overseeing all our London news studios, and a number of our radio studios. Welcome Erron!”

In 2022, it was announced that John McAndrew, who was GB News’s founding editorial director, would join the BBC as its director of news programmes. In the role, he also sits on the BBC News board.