Sarah Sands to leave BBC Radio 4 Today Programme
BBC Radio 4 Today Editor Sarah Sands has announced she is leaving the corporation later this year.
Sarah tweeted she has decided to move on and proposes to leave the BBC in September.
She said: “It has been a privilege to be part of this remarkable team and I am proud to have championed our intelligent journalism and political independence. God bless the BBC.”
Sarah took over the job in 2017 from Jamie Angus after being in charge of the London Evening Standard, as Editor.
Fran Unsworth, Director, BBC News has thanks Sarah for the past three years: “Sarah has brought new ideas and fresh thinking to the Today programme over the past three years.
“Under her editorship she has broadened the programme’s agenda, putting a renewed focus on science and arts, and left the nation scratching their heads with the Puzzle for Today.
“She has commissioned a series of formidable guest editors from Greta Thunberg to the Duke of Sussex.
“We thank her for all her hard work and wish her well for the future after she leaves the programme this summer.”
During her time at Today, host John Humphrys took a pay cut following the publication of BBC salaries, then left the programme, whilst co-host Sarah Montague won back pay of £400,000 in an equal pay settlement after it was revealed she was paid much less.
I have decided to move on from being Editor of the Today programme and propose to leave the BBC in September. It has been a privilege to be part of this remarkable team and I am proud to have championed our intelligent journalism and political independence. God bless the BBC.
— sarah sands (@sarahsands100) January 30, 2020
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— BBC News Press Team (@BBCNewsPR) January 30, 2020