Jana Bennett: Influential American-born Executive at BBC Television

From a New York Times obit by Katharine Q. Seelye headlined “Jana Bennett, Former Director of BBC Television, Dies at 66”:

Jana Bennett, an influential American-born broadcast executive and program-maker at the British Broadcasting Corporation who helped redefine the presentation of science on television, died at her home in Oxfordshire, England.

Ms. Bennett began her more than three-decade career at the BBC in 1979 as a news trainee and rose to become director of BBC Television. Among the first generation of women to break into the corporation’s inner sanctum of creative leadership, she assumed responsibility for its domestic and most of its international television networks as well as its entire production machine.