• Born date: 1944-12-10
  • Born in: n.a.
John Birt, Baron Birt

John Birt, Baron Birt (born 10 December 1944) is a former Director-General of the BBC who was in the post from 1992 to 2000.After a successful career in commercial television, first at Granada Television and then at LWT, Birt was appointed Deputy Director-General of the BBC in 1987 for his current affairs expertise.