ITV News presenter quits channel after 21 years

ITV News presenter quits channel after 21 years

An ITV News star has quit after over two decades on screens (Picture: ITV)

ITV News presenter Sascha Williams has quit the channel after 21 years.

The 44-year-old star is leaving her broadcasting roles behind after a career she described as ‘one heck of a ride’.

Making the emotional announcement, Sascha joked about finally being able to geet some sleep.

Taking to both X and Instagram, she penned: ‘After 21 years (and by the look of it, about as many hairstyles) it’s time to bid farewell to ITV.

‘It’s been one heck of a ride, working some of the absolute best in the business.

‘Will miss them lots (Though probably not the 4am alarm).’

She accompanied her words with a collage of herself on screen throughout the years, which included her working on location and throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Following Sascha’s social media post, she was inundated with supportive messages wishing her luck for the future.

Her former ITV News colleague Jonathan Wills replied: ‘What a star! Such a pleasure to share the @itvanglia sofa with you Sascha… enjoy the deserved break from the alarm… and huge best wishes coming to you from the islands! X’

News anchor Robyn Dwyer wrote: ‘Wishing you all the best with whatever comes next (and hopefully some sleep!) x’

Matt Brindley, the Managing Editor of ITV News, wrote: ‘Best of luck @Sascha_Williams – total pro and great colleague x’

Sascha Williams has appeared on some of ITV’s most popular news programmes (Picture: Instagram)

She became a permanent ITV News employee in 2013 (Picture: Instagram)

Viewers also expressed their sadness over her departure, telling Sascha that mornings ‘won’t be the same’ without her.

Others said they will miss her ‘6:25am bulletins’ and her ‘cheery, smiling face’.

Sascha, from Chelmsford, Essex, became a permanent member of staff at ITV News in 2013, where she has remained for the past decade.

However, she began her career at ITV Anglia, where she worked as a production journalist from June 2003 until January 2006.

After leaving, she secured a reporting and presenting role, which she kept for three years before making the leap to freelancing.

Viewers have told Sascha that mornings ‘won’t be the same’ without her bulletins (Picture: Instagram)

As a freelancer, Sascha has remained a regular on some of ITV’s most popular programmes, including Daybreak, Good Morning Britain, and ITV News London.

She’s also been a frequent presenter on ITV’s 5:30pm News.

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