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Contact Address: Trinity Hall, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TJ

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Ms Mary Hockaday

Ms Mary Hockaday MA

Honorary Fellow, Alumna 1981 English

Mary Hockaday is Controller BBC World Service English, responsible for the BBC World Service’s international radio and digital  services. From 2009-2014 she was Head of the BBC Newsroom, overseeing the BBC’s core news services on radio, television and online for domestic and global audiences and leading innovation in digital and visual journalism.  

Mary was Editor of BBC World Service News and Current Affairs from 2001 to 2006. WSNCA won a Special Sony Gold award in recognition of its 9/11 coverage.

In the early 1990s Mary was based in Prague as correspondent for the BBC and The Independent, covering post-communist Czechoslovakia. She is author of a biography of Milena Jesenska, 20th Century Czech journalist and muse of Franz Kafka.

She read English at Trinity Hall and took an MA in Journalism at New York University on a Fulbright scholarship.

She is a Trustee of the Girls’ Day School Trust and an external examiner for Cardiff University’s School of Journalism.  

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Trinity Hall, Cambridge CB2 1TJ

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