Channel 4 news presenter Jon Snow confirms he’s leaving after 32 years

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Channel 4's longest serving TV presenter Jon Snow has confirmed that he is leaving the broadcasting giant after 32 years devoted to sharing the news.

The 72-year-old explained in a lengthy and heart felt statement that it was "time to move on" before adding he was "proud" of his achievements.

His statement read: "After three incredible decades on Channel 4 News, it is time to move on.

"I am excited by the many things I want to accomplish but I have to say I have enjoyed every minute of my time with the programme.

"It has brought me adventure, as well as sorrow in some of the stories that I have had to report and also joy in reporting others, but above all, it has brought me community in working with the most fantastic group of people who are bound in intellect, humour and understanding.

"Together, we have forged a wonderful service. I feel proud to have contributed to Channel 4 News let alone to have anchored the programme for the last 32 years.

Confirming that he wouldn't be hanging up his news reading boots forever, he finished: "I'm looking forward to new adventures and new challenges."

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