Samira Ahmed quits Channel 4 News

[[Samira Ahmed]], Channel 4 News presenter and correspondent, is to leave the broadcaster.

Ahmed will leave at the end of June and take up freelance work with The BBC including presenting on Radio 4.

In the words of Dolly Parton,I have poured myself a cup of ambition and am leaving C4 News at the end of June.V excited! 7 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

She joined Channel 4 in 2000 as a reporter and took up presenting responsibilities from 2002.

Last month, Channel 4 News announced a new line up to its team, which will see political reporter Cathy Newman take up the role of third presenter and [[Matt Frei]] as Washington Correspondent.

Updated: Monday 6 June 2011