‘You will be much missed.’ Naga Munchetty says her goodbyes to her BBC co-star after receiving “personal news.”
NAGA MUNCHETTY has paid an emotional farewell to one of her BBC colleagues on Twitter, after he shared some “personal news” regarding his intention to quit the network this afternoon.
Naga Munchetty, 46, has described Rory Cellan-Jones, 63, a fellow BBC journalist, as a “utterly wonderful man,” in response to his revelation that he will be leaving the corporation after 40 years. After Rory shared some “personal news” this afternoon, the BBC Breakfast host turned to Twitter to send an emotional message to him.
Rory announced to followers that he will leave his position as the BBC’s technology reporter in October.
“Some personal news..in late October I shall be leaving the BBC,” Rory said to his 186,000 followers.
“Working with smart people has been a dream come true for me.
“However, it is time to move forward after 40 years…”
Naga was one of the first to respond to Rory’s announcement on Twitter.
“You incredibly brilliant man – You will be greatly missed x,” she said in a touching response.
Naga was joined in the comments section by BBC Radio 4’s Evan Davis, who added: “Rory.. going already? It can’t be true… just as you’re figuring it out. What is true, though, is that you will leave an Elon Musk-sized hole in the BBC… replacing you will take ten humans and a dozen robots.”
“You’re a total star Rory – and will be sorely missed by the BBC,” BBC News correspondent Marianna Spring added. Thank you for all of your encouragement and support in the world of online conspiracies, as well as for always being so kind and astute! X.”
Christina Criddle, a technology reporter for BBC News, adding, “You’re an absolute tech titan.” Working with you and learning from you has been incredible. Thank you for all of your advice and assistance. Lots of x’s for you (and your focaccia).”
Rory went on to recount some of his fondest recollections from his time at the BBC, as well as the significant role the broadcaster has had in his professional career as a journalist.
“A few memories – I began in Leeds in 1981 as a researcher on Look North, where a papal visit was an early assignment,” he wrote.
“…then I was a TV News producer in London, where I worked with giants like John Simpson and Tim Sebastian on shows like “Brinkwire Summary News.”