Legendary broadcaster Adam Boulton is to step away from Sky News after 33 years at the channel.
He will step down as the channel’s editor at large and presenter on New Year’s Eve.
Boulton was at Sky for its launch in 1989 and has become one of the faces of a channel which began as an upstart challenger to the BBC and developed into a global news player.
He served as the channel’s political editor for some 25 years.
Boulton has interviewed every Prime Minister since Sir Alec Douglas Home as well as securing exclusives with a host of world leaders.
Boulton said this morning he was “immensely proud” of Sky News’ achievements.
“It has been an honour to be part of the team that founded Britain’s first rolling news channel, transforming the way news and politics are covered in this country and around the world. My career has been at two start-ups – TV-am and Sky,” he continued.
“Now, after six Prime Ministers, seven US Presidents, and eight Sky CEOs, it is time for new things. As the mainstream media evolve, I will continue to broadcast and write for Sky, Reaction, and others.”
Jeremy Darroch, Executive Chairman of Sky, said: “It has been an enormous pleasure and inspiration to work with Adam over my 18 years at Sky. He has been at the forefront of the British political landscape – breaking news and setting the agenda.”
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