Friday, May 2, 2014

BBC World News turnover turmoil continues as Jeremy Paxman packs it in and quits as anchor of BBC Newsnight.

The turnover turmoil continues at the BBC's news division where Jeremy Paxman is suddenly the latest on-air presenter who is done with BBC Newsnight which is seen on BBC World News (DStv 400 / StarSat 400).

Jeremy Paxman has quit as presenter of BBC Newsnight after 25 years. He will present his last BBC Newsnight in June. The BBC has also not named any replacement for Jeremy Paxman on Newsnight yet.

BBC World News viewers in South Africa are in for quite a number of changes as a wave of faces are leaving, changing to new timeslots and programmes.

Nik Gowing is done as anchor and leaving as a regular presenter on BBC World News, Jon Sopel is abruptly done with Global to move to North America to work for the BBC from there, and Yalda Hakim becomes the new anchor of Impact.

Then there's David Bond, the BBC's sports editor, who is leaving the BBC five weeks before the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.