The Birmingham Post and Mail is currently in the midst of a round of cost-cutting with many journalists taking voluntary redundancy.
Reporter Adam Smith decided to announce his resignation in flamboyant style while being interviewed in America where he was covering the election.
Evidently enjoying himself, when asked why he was in the US covering the election he said: “There’s so many women here, it’s brilliant.”
He ended his broadcast saying: “My name is Adam Smith, also known as Steve Zackaranda, who has just resigned from the Birmingham Mail, Birmingham Post and Birmingham Sunday Mercury to set up my own magazine. Fuck you, I’m doing what I want to.”