Carrie Gracie leaves BBC News

Carrie Gracie leaves BBC News
Updated on Wednesday 26 August 2020 by @TVNewsroom

BBC News presenter Carrie Gracie has announced she’s quit the broadcaster after 33 years.

Following Tuesday’s broadcast of Afternoon Live, Carrie tweeted: “#BBC my last day on air. After 33 years, time to do something new.

“Proud of a few things: told the China story, fought for a fair workplace, gave away the back pay I won, wrote the book.

“But most of all grateful to audiences and brilliant colleagues. THE BEST. I’ll miss you. X”

She joined the BBC World Service in 1987 as a production trainee and served as Beijing reporter from 1991 until 1995.

After returning to school, Carrie returned to the Beijing bureau for two years but then returned to the UK in 1999, initially as a presenter on BBC World Service before becoming a presenter on BBC News.

Carrie took up the role of China editor in Spring 2014, but quit in January 2018 following a row over gender pay.

Carrie was born in Bahrain and educated in Kent, Aberdeenshire and Glasgow. Before joining the BBC, she set up a restaurant and small business as well as teaching children in China.

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