Times columnist David Aaronovitch has announced that he will leave the paper in March.
Aaronovitch, who joined The Guardian’s News UK title in 2005, said on Twitter that he was leaving “after almost 18 wonderful years working with some of the best writers, audio producers and editors in the world”.
“It has been an honor to be part of the team that has made the paper a success over the past few years and a privilege to write for its readers,” he wrote. “I wish them all the best for the future.”
Aaronovitch wasn’t specific about his future plans, but tweeted that “other sights are looming. There are books to try writing, stacks to sub and [BBC Radio 4 explainer programme] the information room to present”. It looks like it was referred to Substack, but it doesn’t currently have its own newsletter on the site.
Asked by Press Gazette what motivated the departure, he said: “18 years is a long time to occupy one of the best jobs in journalism. Someone had to blink first.”
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