Sky News’ Political Correspondent, Glen O’Glaza, has left the company.
The news comes just a month after Peter Spencer retired from Sky News, reducing the channel’s on-air political team to just four members – Editor Adam Boulton, Deputy Editor Joey Jones, Chief Correspondent Jon Craig and Correspondent Sophy Ridge.
Glen, who joined Sky News as a Political Correspondent in 2003, said this morning:
As this is my last day at Sky News, after today will just be plain @glenoglaza Open to interesting, well-paid offers!!
— Glen Oglaza (@glenoglaza1) March 28, 2013
Glen was formerly a Senior Correspondent at Independent Television News (ITN), for its flagship Channel 4 News programme, reporting from over 30 countries, including the United States, the former Soviet Union and countries in the Middle East.
He has covered the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Velvet Revolution from Czechoslovakia, the fall of the Soviet Union from Moscow and spent a month with the Kurds of northern Iraq after their rebellion towards the end of the first Gulf War.
Colleagues and fellow journalists have sent their best wishes to Glen via Twitter..
A day at NBH meant I didn't get to say farewell to @glenoglazaSky. Take care mate, and thanks for guiding me when I arrived at Sky. Owe you.
— Niall Paterson (@skynewsniall) March 28, 2013
Best wishes to @glenoglazaSky for the next stage of his career – one of broadcasting's real professionals..
— Ed Balls (@edballs) March 28, 2013
Sad to see my ex-colleague @glenoglazaSky leaving Sky News today,fond memories of working in politics bureau with him – great guy & top hack
— Neal Mann (@fieldproducer) March 28, 2013
@BenjaminRupert Blimey, had no idea @glenoglazaSky's last day at Sky. Lovely bloke, great hack.
— Paul Waugh (@paulwaugh) March 28, 2013
Good luck to @glenoglazaSky as he leaves Sky News today. A top class broadcaster and always willing to share his cigarettes…
— Labour Press (@labourpress) March 28, 2013
@glenoglazaSky Bye Glen – we'll miss you! x
— Charlotte Hawkins (@CharlotteHawkns) March 28, 2013
Sorry to hear @glenoglazaSky leaving – Sky's loss – good luck for future
— Rageh Omaar (@ragehomaar) March 28, 2013
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