Cullen appointed Managing Editor of BBC Radio 5 Live

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Julie Cullen

Radio 6 Music stalwart Julie Cullen has been appointed as the new Managing Editor of 5 Live, Prolific North can reveal.

Cullen has worked for 6 Music since the station was launched in 2002 and is currently its Commissioning Executive, based at MediaCityUK. Her role also includes being Commissioning Executive for the North for BBC Radio 2.

She replaces Heidi Dawson, who was promoted to 5 Live Controller in September 2019 when long-serving Jonathan Wall went to head up BBC Sounds.

Cullen joined the BBC in 1996 as a Broadcast Journalist at Elstree, before becoming an SBJ at BBC London. In 2002, she joined the new 6 Music and has held a variety of different roles for the station, including journalist, presenter, executive producer, editor and then Commissioning Executive.