Mark Thompson is set to leave his post as BBC director general after the London Olympics this summer. In the past month, he’s said to have had meetings about the chief executive job at The New York Times Company which has been vacant since Janet Robinson left in December, The Guardian reports. Thompson has spent most of his career at the BBC except for a period when he was the chief of Channel 4. He became director general of the BBC in 2004. Thompson’s wife is American and speculation is that he would be eager to move to the US. He’s not worked for a newspaper before, but gained experience as a journalist during his BBC career.

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