Jay Hunt became Chief Creative Officer of Channel 4 in January 2011 from her position as Controller at BBC One. Jay’s commissions during this time include critically acclaimed shows such as Sherlock, Luther and Mrs Brown’s Boys.
Jay started her career in news running both the One o’Clock and Six o’Clock news before becoming the Controller of Daytime at the BBC and then Director of Programmes at Channel 5.
Under her leadership, Channel 4 was named both EITF Channel of the Year and Broadcast Channel of the Year and has won more awards than at any time in the channel’s history. Her commissions include Humans, Catastrophe, Gogglebox, Indian Summers, The Island, The Undateables, Hunted, Benefits Street, First Dates, Child Genius and The Secret Life of 4 Year Olds.