Channel 4 News presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy has been appointed chair of the albert news consortium.
He will be tasked with helping to guide the focus and strategy of the group, as will as exploring actions that can have the biggest impact on the environment, and investigating how the climate change conversation is represented on screen.
The news consortium was launched by albert in January, with founding members including ITN, BBC, ITV News, Sky News and Channel 4.
It sits alongside the main albert consortium and the albert sports consortium, which launched in 2020.
Speaking about his appointment, Guru-Murthy said: “To have credibility with our audiences in our coverage of climate change and the transition to net zero it is vital that we in the news industry also change our ways and play our part. I’m delighted to be chairing the albert news consortium to help drive that change.”
Michelle Whitehead, albert project lead added: “The challenges faced by the broadcast news community are quite unique, not least because news producers have to react with a moment’s notice to breaking news and have to broadcast from all over the world. We wanted to create a separate group that could discuss the challenges they face and work on tailored solutions that can help them achieve net-zero carbon emissions. We’re thrilled to have Krishnan Guru-Murthy on board to help lead our group. His industry knowledge combined with our sustainability focus will no doubt lead to a very successful partnership.”