Sky News broadcasting pioneer Adam Boulton has announced he is quitting the channel after 33 years.
The 62-year-old journalist has been on the political since 1984, initially serving as political editor for TV-am and then as political editor of Sky News for 25 years before becoming Sky’s News editor-at-large and full-time presenter in 2014.
Boulton currently presents All Out Politics every weekday on Sky News and the All Out Politics podcast, but not for much longer.
Here’s everything you need to know about his forthcoming exit.
Why is Adam Boulton leaving Sky News?
Boulton announced that the decision of his departure was mutual, however, he told The Times that there is a ‘move against the baby boomers’ within the industry.
‘I’ve just got to accept to a certain point that you and I, we’re tail-end baby-boomers,’ the 62-year-old told journalist Andrew Billen, 63.
‘And there’s a kind of move against the baby-boomers and the fact that we’ve had less time at the peak is just the way it goes.’
Boulton continued: ‘It looks like the direction which Sky News wants to go over the next few years is not one that’s a particularly good fit for me.
‘There’s always a changing of the guard in television. Television is very sensitive to the idea of diversity.’
In a statement regarding his exit, Boulton added that it is time for him to try ‘new things’.
‘As the mainstream media evolve, I will continue to broadcast and write for Sky, Reaction, and others,’ he said.
When is Adam Boulton leaving Sky News?
Adam Boulton is set to step down from his position at Sky News at the end of 2021.
The broadcaster has confirmed his last appearance will air on New Year’s Eve, however an exact time has yet to be announced.
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