The Director General of Swedish Radio joins Radiodays Europe 2022
Cilla Benkö was appointed Director General & CEO of Swedish Radio October 1, 2012. Since 2009 she held the position of Deputy Director General of Swedish Radio.
Swedish Radio has almost 5 million listeners every day and broadcasts 150,000 hours of radio per year via FM, online and on the app ‘Sveriges Radio Play’. Swedish Radio reports from more than 50 places all over Sweden, has the largest net of foreign correspondents of all the Nordic media companies and broadcasts around the clock nationwide domestic FM channels: P1, P2, P3 and P4; 26 along with local channels plus digital channels online. Swedish Radio also has its own concert hall for the Swedish Radio Choir and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.
She has been working for Swedish Radio for more than 30 years, mainly as a journal- ist Swedish Radio’s main newsroom Ekot, and during this period held several senior management positions. Cilla Benkö began her career at the sports department and from there went on to the newsroom at Swedish Radio, as a financial journalist. She has also worked as a freelancer in New York for Swedish commercial tv channel TV4 and has been head of the news department at Swedish Television (SVT).
In 2020 she was rewarded the Kings medal for “Eminent services to Swedish media” by HRH King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.