Sir Trevor McDonald will present his last News At Ten bulletin tonight.
McDonald originally retired from ITV’s flagship new bulletin three years ago, but was brought back on a temporary basis at the beginning of the year when ITV relaunched the show to go head to head with the BBC.
Trinidad born McDonald joined ITN as a general reporter 35 years ago and has carried out a number of high profile interviews, including the first British television interview with Nelson Mandela after his release
He said: “I’ve tremendously enjoyed the opportunity to help re-establish News at Ten over the last year … but I’ve made no secret of the fact that I cannot be in the presenter’s chair forever.”
“Anchoring ITV News’s live coverage of a hugely exciting and historic U.S. election seems the opportune moment to leave on a high.”
Mark Austin will replace McDonald.