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.

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7 Comments
  1. Jeff Featherstone says

    Only at the BBC would you announce you’re leaving a job in 8 months’ time.

    1. Mike says

      Perhaps football managers – also.

  2. JASON ANDREW TOPPIN says

    TALKRADIO SHE WILL BE HEARD THERE MARK MY WORDS

    1. Tim says

      Or Times Radio. She can do for them what she did for the Today programme.

  3. Graham Kirk says

    Radio 4’s Today Audience down by over a million in the last 2 years, the highly respected John Humphries gone and an increasing left wing leaning native becoming all the more noticeable are just part of the legacy Sarah Sands has left at the publicly funded broadcaster.

    Not so sure whether Talk Radio / Times Radio would be that interested in taking on someone with that form. Persuading Rod Liddle out of Radio Producer retirementship would be a far better use of a new stations resorces. Mr Liddle is an individual who has the ability to engage with a broader spectrum of opinion not just Guardian Readers.

  4. JASON ANDREW TOPPIN says

    YESERDAY I CALLED NJNE RADIO MANAGEENT IN SYDNEY AUSTRALIA ADVISING TIM MALNOE & GREG BYRNES THAT THEY SIGN SARAH SANDS TIO NINE’S TALKRADIO NETWORK WORKING FOR WEITHER IN SYDHEY/BRISBANE FOR 4BC, IN MELBOURNEOR 6PR IN PERTH

    1. Phil Ashcroft says

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