Halifax-born Sanjiv Buttoo has been appointed managing editor of BBC Radio York.
Sanjiv, who is married with two children, started working for BBC local radio 25 years ago.
He began as a producer and presenter with Radio Leeds and stations in the North West before being appointed North of England reporter for the BBC Asian Network. During his career he has produced award winning documentaries with the BBC investigations unit.
He has lived and worked in south Asia and the Middle East for World Service reporting on political upheaval, terrorism and natural disasters such as the south Asian Tsunami.
Sanjiv says “I am thrilled and feel very privileged to be leading a team of talented journalists, creative producers and presenters covering life in North Yorkshire, England largest county.
“I was born and brought up in Yorkshire and it’s great to be back working here.”
Sanjiv has been acting in the role for the past year, successfully introducing several new voices to the station.