Jon Snow quits Channel 4 News after 32 years
Jon Snow has quit Channel 4 News after 32 years, it has been announced.
The 73-year-old had been one of the longest-serving TV news presenters in the UK, joining Channel 4 back in 1989.
In a statement released by Channel 4, Jon Snow: "After three incredible decades on Channel 4 News, it is time to move on. I am excited by the many things I want to accomplish but I have to say I have enjoyed every minute of my time with the programme.
"It has brought me adventure, as well as sorrow in some of the stories that I have had to report and also joy in reporting others, but above all, it has brought me community in working with the most fantastic group of people who are bound in intellect, humour and understanding."
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Snow continued: "Together, we have forged a wonderful service. I feel proud to have contributed to Channel 4 News let alone to have anchored the programme for the last 32 years. I’m looking forward to new adventures and new challenges."
The presenter will continue to work with Channel 4 in 2022, but will front "longer form projects" for Channel 4, as well as representing the news Channel in "other matters."