Cilla Benkö has been working for Swedish Radio for more than 20 years, 12 of which at the news department. She started as a sportsreporter, but later became Head of the business news group and the news group.
In 2005 she became Head of news department Aktuellt at Swedish Television. A year later she returned to the Swedish Radio news department and the job as Editor-in-Chief. Cilla Benkö has also held the position as Deputy Director, Programme Production. She became Deputy Director General 2009 and was appointed Director General in 2012.