Jon, 73, began his career at Channel 4 News in 1989 and since then, he has been a familiar face to viewers, bringing them the latest information and groundbreaking headlines. Although the broadcaster will be stepping down from his main duties, he will remain with the network to work on other projects. The newsreader will still feature on the show until the end of 2021.
The presenter said of his decision to quit: “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.
“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.”
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