[27] In January 2010, Thompson was criticised over his apparent £834,000 salary by BBC presenter Stephen Sackur, who told him "there are huge numbers of people in the organisation who think your salary is plain wrong and corrosive. You're not a Stitcher Premium subscriber yet. SARA LEE JINGLE ARGUMENT. Thompson was formerly a creative partner in NEXT entertainment with Mike Fleiss. And listen to what this Trump supporter says when asked what Trump has done for him. "[20], A number of commentators have suggested that Thompson has a pro-Israeli editorial stance, particularly since he supported the controversial decision by the BBC not to broadcast the DEC Gaza appeal in January 2009. What happened to the language of politics? However, when email reaction was so enormously positive, he kept it going, quickly gaining not only a local following but nationwide attention as well. [2] He edited the university magazine, Isis.[6]. BBC boss sank teeth into his newsroom colleague, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mark_Thompson_(media_executive)&oldid=984953643, Members of the American Philosophical Society, Articles with dead external links from January 2018, Articles with permanently dead external links, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, The New York Times Syndicate & News Service, This page was last edited on 23 October 2020, at 02:35. He was also the announcer on former Fox game shows Greed and It's Your Chance of a Lifetime. Two years later he was part of the team that created British television's first national breakfast television programme, Breakfast Time. [8] The Trust felt that the BBC's values of accuracy and honesty had been compromised, and Thompson outlined to the Trust the actions he would take to restore confidence. The show aired on Fox during 2008-2009. [49], In July 2020, he was replaced by Meredith Kopit Levien as CEO and president of the New York Times Company. [4] His regular weekly podcast, The Edge with Mark Thompson, features conversations on politics, show business, and popular culture.[5]. CNN. The decision to appoint Thompson Director-General was made unanimously by the BBC Board of Governors, headed by the then new Chairman Michael Grade (another former chief executive of Channel 4). American Prospect Staff Writer Alex Sammon speaks with Mark Thompson on The Conversation about how progressives took on the DCCC. [43] In 2018, he gave a speech at the Open Markets Institute in Washington, D.C., in which he described Facebook's policy of labeling political news as ads as "a threat to democracy". He also hosted a live Knievel jump during which the weather prevented the jump and Thompson was asked to "fill" for the entire hour. Thompson has been one of the leading voices in reality television, as his voiceovers were heard in the earliest days of reality TV and are still heard on shows such as American Idol, Paradise Hotel, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, The Simple Life and Don't Forget the Lyrics. Will Thompson be toast over the day he bit a BBC colleague? Un habitual en el circuito de caridad y recaudación de fondos, Thompson es un partidario activo de muchas empresas filantrópicas con una concentración en las áreas de defensa de los animales, educación y organizaciones benéficas ambientales. Cake. Mark John Thompson (born 31 July 1957) is a British media executive who is the former president and chief executive officer of The New York Times Company.From 2004 to 2012, he served as Director-General of the BBC, and before that was the Chief Executive of Channel 4.In 2009 Thompson was ranked as the 65th most powerful person in the world by Forbes magazine. Thompson and CNN Latino anchor Elizabeth Espinosa hosted an early afternoon weekday talk program from early 2014 to late 2015.[2][3]. On 2 September 2011, Thompson and several "senior BBC figures" were called upon by the House of Commons to answer questions over the exact nature of the broadcast arrangement. [22] In May 2011, Thompson ordered the lyrics 'free Palestine' in a rap on BBC Radio 1Xtra to be censored. [6][7], Learn how and when to remove this template message, "Mark Thompson returns to Fox 11 weather desk", "KFI/Los Angeles Changes: Thompson And Espinosa Exit Middays, Shannon Farren And Gary Hoffmann Take Over 1-3p", https://radioinsight.com/headlines/175042/kgo-adds-three-new-shows-to-weekday-lineup/, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FsWrzx89BI, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mark_Thompson_(newscaster)&oldid=983243487, BLP articles lacking sources from September 2020, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 13 October 2020, at 03:11. Thompson first joined the BBC as a production trainee in 1979. "[15], In October 2008, Thompson had to cut short a family holiday to return to Britain to deal with the arrival of The Russell Brand Show prank telephone calls row. "[52] The Washington Post said the book shows that Thompson "believes devoutly in the importance ... of intelligent and productive public discussion". Thompson hosted the red carpet arrival show for the Emmy Awards on Fox Television (Sept. 2011). [63], In 2012, Thompson served as the first Humanitas Visiting Professor in Rhetoric and the Art of Public Persuasion at the University of Oxford. Presentaciones y anuncios de televisión. Thompson was Channel 4's Chief Executive from 2002 to 2004. State Representative Jon Hoadley speaks with Mark Thompson on The Conversation about his campaign for Michigan's 6th District. Thompson es un panelista frecuente sobre temas políticos y culturales en la red The Young Turks , y reemplaza al presentador, Cenk Uygur, en el programa The Conversation.