Bake Off dealmaker tipped to become most powerful woman in UK broadcasting

TV executive who acquired Great British Bake Off reportedly favourite to lead Channel 4

Hunt (Pictured left with David Cameron and John Ryley) is thought to have an edge over other candidates for the£900,000-a-year job

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The TV executive who negotiated the acquisition of the Great British Bake Off from the BBC is reportedly the favourite to become the CEO of Channel 4. 

Jay Hunt already works as Chief Creative Officer (CCO) for the channel, and she's now reportedly the front-runner out of five total candiates to be selected for the position.

Under her time as CCO, Channel 4 has churned out shows like Gogglebox, First Dates, and The Island with Bear Grylls.

Hunt also secured coverage of Formula One for the channel when the BBC ended its deal in order to cut costs.

If she does net the £900,000-a-year job, she will become the first woman to head up a broadcaster larger than Channel 5.