Veteran Journalist Takes Over SVT
Eva Hamilton has been named as the new Director General of Swedish Television.
She takes over from Christina Jutterström, who has headed the public broadcaster since 2001, on November 6. Hamilton has worked for SVT for 17 years, and started out as a journalist and news anchor.
She takes over the company in the midst of staff protests against plans to reduce news and documentaries in favor of more entertainment programming. Hamilton has said she does not agree with the outgoing management’s plan to seek a larger audience among younger age groups.