Jim White has revealed that he is leaving Sky Sports News in order to pursue other media opportunities after a lengthy spell as the channel’s most recognisable presenter. The 64-year-old had established himself as the face of transfer deadline day, with his enthusiastic style of reporting and trademark yellow tie endearing him to football fans up and down the country.
White confirmed the news in a statement posted to his Twitter account on Friday afternoon which read: “After 23 years, it’s time to bid farewell to Sky Sports.
“After much thought and with a heavy heart I leave Sky Sports News – but what a journey it has been.
“To all the superb producers, assistant producers, directors and floor managers, a massive thank you. To my fellow presenters, thank you.
“Other media challenges lie ahead! Have presented every late shift on every Transfer Deadline Day – thanks for everything Harry!
“To everyone out there, keep watching the best sports news channel in the business. #YellowTieForSale.”
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