ITN Productions has made two promotions within its senior leadership team.

Caroline Short is to become Head of UK Factual, overseeing all ITN’s long-form content for broadcasters and platforms in the UK, sitting alongside the International and Short Form teams. Jeremy Daldry has also been promoted to Deputy Head of UK Factual.

Short is currently Head of Regions at ITN’s Leeds office, where she will continue to be based. Since joining ITN in 2020, she has made a range of programmes for different broadcasters including Cops Who Kill for the Crime and Investigation channel, Dirty Rotten Scammers for the BBC, and The Murder of Nikki Reeve for Channel 5. Prior to ITN, she worked as an Executive Producer at the BBC, working across brands such as The One Show, Rip Off Britain, and the award winning BBC Three series Sex, Drugs and Murder: Life in the Red Light Zone.

Caroline Short says: “I’m really pleased and proud to take on the Head of UK Factual role at ITN Productions. Our slate is hugely varied with some truly amazing projects coming up, and I look forward to helping shape our future successes.”

Jeremy Daldry joined ITN Productions in 2023 as an Executive Producer, and his recent productions include The Titan Sub Disaster: Minute by Minute for Channel 5 and Inside McVitie’s for Channel 4. Before joining ITN he worked extensively as a factual series editor with highlights including The Victorian House of Arts & Crafts (BBC Two), Lose a Stone in 21 Days with Michael Mosley (Channel 4) and the BAFTA nominated No More Boys and Girls (BBC Two).

Jeremy Daldry says: “I am so excited at the prosect of working closely with Caroline, and the entire ITN team, to bring yet more fascinating stories, formats and access-driven projects to life.”

Ian Rumsey, Managing Director for Content at ITN says: “Caroline embodies ITN’s can-do attitude, energy and passion for delivering premium programmes of ambition and quality. Jeremy has also established himself very successfully since joining ITN a year ago, particularly in features and formats, making great shows and exploring new genres for ITN.

“We’ve had two record years and we’re bucking the trend in what is the most challenging year anyone can remember. We have some amazing projects in the pipeline for 2025, and both Caroline and Jeremy will play vital roles in our senior leadership team and in shaping the overall strategic direction going forward, as well as managing UK factual production. I think they’ll be a formidable team.”

Caroline Short will take up her new role at the end of June, when Will Smith steps down as Head of Factual after nine years, having been responsible for some of ITN Productions most-watched shows, including three series for Channel 5 with Michael Palin, access docs with Sainsbury’s, EasyJet, Liberty and Chatsworth House, the ‘lost tapes’ specials on Cilla Black and Morecambe and Wise, a plethora of archive-based programmes, as well as Fast Justice and Secret Life of the Forest.

The appointments also see Andy Dunn promoted to Senior Executive Producer with immediate effect. Dunn’s recent productions include Sky’s Young Guns: The New Tennis Titans, Andes Plane Crash: Terror at 30,000 Feet for Channel 5, and Captain Tom: Where did the Money Go?, which was Channel 5’s highest rating documentary of 2023.

Jon Creamer

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