UK prime minister Liz Truss has appointed former higher education minister Michelle Donelan as the new secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport.
Donelan takes over from Nadine Dorries who resigned yesterday after less than a year in the job. She is the UK’s seventh culture secretary in five years.
According to reports, Donelan has something of a media background having worked for The History Channel and for Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment in the marketing department.
She was briefly appointed education secretary earlier this summer before resigning two days later as part of the bid to oust Boris Johnson as prime minister.
Donelan has been MP for Chippenham since 2015.
Among her tasks as new new culture secretary will be the decision on whether to move ahead with the privatisation of Channel 4, as well as reviewing the BBC’s licence fee.