Director, News and Factual

interviewing veteran

Mark Popescu has more than 30 years’ experience as a journalist, working at a senior level at ITN and BBC News.

Mark joined BFBS in 2010 with a brief to modernise news output and launch the Forces TV channel in the UK. He leads a team of 40 journalists, producers and technical staff responsible for producing Forces News on digital, TV and radio platforms. His team also creates factual programming for Forces TV and global distribution.

Previously, at ITN he held a wide variety of roles including field producer in Kuwait after the first Gulf War and Editor of the 1230 News and ITN News at Ten. Mark has also been Editor of the Six O’Clock News and Ten O’Clock News at the BBC, as well as Editorial Director of BBC News Channel and Editor of Daytime News.  

Mark served in Government Communications as Deputy Director of Communications and Head of Press at Defra. He was Press Secretary to two Cabinet Ministers and a member of the Number Ten cross government communications co-ordination team.