Sky News presenter Tom Macleod is leaving the world of broadcasting

HomeNewsSky News presenter Tom Macleod is leaving the world of broadcasting
Tom Macleod Images - Sky News (1)

Presenter Tom Macleod has announced he is leaving Sky News and broadcasting in general for pastures new.

Tom – who has been with Sky News since 2014 – said “I’ve had a good time doing the job but there’s no shame in admitting that the last few years have seen my enthusiasm be extinguished somewhat,”

In a post on Twitter, Tom continued: “People have a perception of you as having “made it” when you tell them you are a news presenter but the reality can be somewhat different. But I’m not one to dwell on negatives and doing the job has given me a great opportunity to develop.

“Other areas of interest that I now move in to for the next stage of my career. I will miss some great colleagues! The BIG plus is that I can pretty much stay away from Twitter and social media in my next job

“So I’m looking forward to more peace and quiet in that regard. Thank you to everyone who watched and helped me over the years. Onwards!”

Before joining Sky News, Tom freelanced for BBC London, assisting the newsroom and on-air shows.

He then moved to the north of Scotland to present and produce the Afternoon Drive Time show on Waves Radio, 5 days a week.

He returned to London as a radio newsreader before joining Sky’s radio service in Leeds.

Fellow Sky News man, Jason Farrell, tweeted: “Sad to see you go Tom.”

Posted on Monday 21 June 2021

Former Sky News correspondent Mark White is joining GB News. Mark spent 22 years at Sky covering crime, policing, security and terrorism, including the 7/7 London bombings in 2005 and every major UK terrorist attack since. Raised in Hawick, Scotland,… Read more

Sky News presenter Sarah-Jane Mee will return to the channel on Monday (28 June) after taking maternity leave. “And just like that. Rae turned 1. What a scary, testing, bizarre, maddening, but ultimately magical year we’ve had together,” Sarah-Jane tweeted…. Read more

Former Sky News presenter Isabel Webster is joining GB News to co-host a weekly news review programme. “GB News is an exciting new voice in the media landscape at what feels like a historic moment for our country,” said Isabel…. Read more