Newsman Michael to quit.Byline: STEVE ATKINSON
VETERAN BBC BBC
in full British Broadcasting Corp.
Publicly financed broadcasting system in Britain. A private company at its founding in 1922, it was replaced by a public corporation under royal charter in 1927. broadcaster Michael Buerk is to quit as newsreader A client program that is used to read messages from Internet-based discussion groups (the venerable Usenet) or syndication feeds such as RSS and Atom. Some programs provide a search and organization tool for both newsgroups and feeds as well as local e-mail messages, contacts and other on the flagship News at Ten programme - sparking a race for his job.
Buerk has told Beeb bosses that after a news- reading career spanning two decades he has had enough.
The 56-year-old wants to step down to concentrate on other "high profile" projects within the corporation. He will leave in November.
He said: "By November 1, I will have presented the main evening news more than 4000 times. It's more than enough."
Insiders say likely successors include George Alagiah, Huw Edwards or Kirsty Young.