David Bond – the BBC’s sports editor – is to leave the corporation.
Bond is leaving five weeks before the start of the World Cup in Brazil to join PR firm Milltown Partners.
“David has spearheaded our sports news coverage, contributing to a step change in the quality, range and impact of our reporting,” said Barbara Slater, director of BBC sport.
“His professionalism, insight and commitment to the role have been demonstrated time and time again, not least during London 2012 and in delivering many exclusive stories and agenda-setting interviews. We are very sorry to see David leave.”
Bond, a former sports editor at the Daily Telegraph, took the role at the BBC in December 2009, replacing Mihir Bose.
An exact date of Bond’s departure is to be determined, although it is thought to be at the end of the month.
BBC weather presenter Dianne Oxberry has died from cancer at the age of 51. She died at the Christie hospital in Manchester on Thursday morning (10th Jan). Totally, utterly, completely devastated. Just can’t believe we have lost the lovely hugely talented Dianne Oxberry. @BBCNWT will…
BBC News business presenter Maryam Moshiri throws shade at Sky News – “Never wrong for long”
Ben Hunte has been announced as the first LGBT Correspondent for BBC News. The newly created role will report on the stories, issues and debates surrounding sexuality and gender and focus on providing insight and analysis on matters affecting the LGBT community in the UK….