Jim White is leaving Sky Sports News

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Mr Transfer Deadline Day – Jim White – has announced he is leaving Sky Sports.

In a posting on Twitter, Jim said: “Breaking News!! After 23 fantastic 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.


Jim began his television career In 1979 as Entertainment reporter for STV flagship Scotland Today programme.

In 1986, he was appointed sports reporter and one of his first assignments was to travel with the Scotland’s team to the World Cup Finals in Mexico.

In 1988, he became the main host of Scotsport. In 1990 White presented coverage of Scotland’s campaign in the World Cup.

White joined Sky Sports in 1998.

“Jim is a first-class broadcaster and journalist,” said Mark Alford, Director of Sky Sports News.

“The energy, drive and, of course, stories he has delivered in his stellar 23 years with SSN is peerless.

“His friends throughout Sky wish him every success in his future endeavours. Thank you, Jim.”

Posted on Friday 11 June 2021