Kevin Newman leaving Global National

Global National anchor and executive editor Kevin Newman is stepping down after a decade in the job.

The announcement was made by Interim President of Canwest Broadcasting Peter Viner to staff last Friday, telling them the celebrated anchor was leaving the show.

Newman will stay until August, after which a replacement, who is so far un-named, will take up the coveted spot.

The network has said Newman approached network execs recently saying he felt like it was time to move on.

“Ten years ago, Global approached Kevin Newman with a big idea: to create a new national newscast unlike any other,” Viner wrote. “It would be earlier, younger, faster and more conversational.”

More than a million viewers a night tune in to the Global National broadcast.

“It is an understatement to say that he will be deeply missed,” said Viner.

There is no word yet as to the details of Newman’s final show.


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