Laura Trevelyan to leave BBC News

Posted by Johnnie Larkin on Tuesday 14 March 2023
Laura Trevelyan on BBC World News America

BBC News presenter and reporter Laura Trevelyan has announced she is leaving the BBC.

In a tweet posted earlier today, Laura said: “A new chapter is starting for me.

“After thirty incredible years at the BBC, I’m leaving tomorrow – to join the growing movement for reparatory justice for the Caribbean.

“Thank you to my beloved colleagues and to our amazing audience.

“I couldn’t be more grateful to you all.”

Laura began her career as a general reporter for London Newspaper Group in 1991, on titles including the Hammersmith Chronicle. She then joined Channel 4 as a researcher on A Week in Politics in 1992.

Trevelyan moved to the BBC in 1993, initially taking roles as a researcher for Breakfast News and as an assistant producer for Newsnight, before becoming a reporter for On the Record in 1994.

In 1998, Trevelyan shifted her focus to political reporting, covering Westminster, the 2001 general election and the run-up to the invasion of Iraq.

From 2006 to 2009, Trevelyan covered the United Nations, travelling to Darfur, Congo, Burma and Sri Lanka and was the first journalist to interview Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

From 2009 to 2012, Trevelyan was a BBC correspondent based in New York, and after that she joined BBC World News America as an presenter and correspondent.

Fellow BBC News presenter Michelle Fleury tweeted: “Going to miss you loads.”

UPDATE: Laura signs off