Dawn Airey

30 years of TBI: The TBI 20 (2003)

TBI turns 30 this year, and to celebrate we will be publishing a series of archive articles chronicling the evolving television and entertainment landscape since 1988. In 2003, TBI asked the industry to nominate the top 20 executives in the business at that point, and results brought together some of the biggest names in the […]

Comedy Central multiplatform chief exits for Getty

Comedy Central is saying goodbye to its senior VP of multiplatform programming and strategy, Steve Grimes. He is headed for a new role as managing editor and SVP of consumer media at photography and visual content giant Getty Images. Based in New York, Grimes will report to Getty CEO Dawn Airey, the former programming chief […]

Getty Images appoints Airey as CEO

Former Yahoo EMEA chief and Channel 5 boss Dawn Airey has been appointed as CEO of Getty Images. Airey, who left her position as senior vice president of Yahoo’s EMEA businesses earlier this month, takes over from Jonathan Klein who steps up to become chairman of Getty. The company said that under Airey’s leadership, Getty […]

Airey exits Yahoo

Former Channel 5 boss Dawn Airey has left her position as chief of Yahoo’s European operations. Airey is well-known in UK TV circles, having been at Channel 5, Channel 4 and ITV in her TV career. She joined Yahoo in late 2013 as senior VP, EMEA. Yahoo confirmed her departure with a statement: “We are […]

Airey, Highfield, Mahon join BBC review panel

UK culture secretary John Whittingdale has appointed an eight-strong panel to advise the government ahead of UK pubcaster the BBC having its Charter renewed. The Charter outlines the scope of the BBC’s activities and the licence fee it can command the new panel will meet about six times a year to advise Whittingdale ahead of […]

Industry unites behind BBC Three

Actors, writers, producers, managers and agents have united to call on the UK pubcaster the BBC to save youth-skewed digital channel BBC Three. An open letter to BBC Trust chairman Rona Fairhead and BBC director general Tony Hall demands the decision to axe the channel as part of a cost-saving drive within the next year […]

Dawn Airey joins Yahoo!

Ex-Channel 5, ITV and RTL executive Dawn Airey has joined internet firm Yahoo! as senior, VP, EMEA. Airey will run Yahoo!’s business in the region filling a role that was being occupied on an interim basis by Christophe Parcot, who will take a new business development role at the company. The seasoned TV executive will […]

Dawn Airey to exit RTL

Former Channel 5 chief Dawn Airey is to exit European broadcast group RTL. Airey has been with RTL for five years, initially as CEO and chairman of UK terrestrial Channel 5 and latterly in a role that was thought to see her explore RTL’s chances of launching channels in the US. In an internal announcement […]

News brief: Tessa Jowell among new RTS vice presidents

Former UK culture secretary Dame Tessa Jowell is among six new vice presidents at the Royal Television Society, the UK industry group for TV professionals. The other new RTS vice presidents are News International chief executive Mike Darcey, Ofcom chair Colette Bowe, broadcaster Stewart Purvis, Arqiva chief executive John Cresswell and TV presenter Baroness Floella […]