Today presenter Ed Stourton reaches deal with BBC

Edward Stourton has settled his differences with Radio 4 bosses after being dropped as a presenter of the flagship Today programme.

Stourton announced on Saturday’s edition of the programme that he would continue to work on the BBC show “from time to time” alongside other projects.

He thanked Today listeners for their kind comments and support, which he described as “humbling”.

“I am happy to say that after a difficult few days the BBC and I have agreed that I will continue to broadcast on Radio 4, which I love doing, and I will still be appearing on this programme from time to time,” Stourton said.

“So I hope I can now go back to covering stories rather than being one, which I have to say I did not enjoy one little bit.”

The BBC was heavily criticised over its treatment of Stourton, who is being replaced by the corporation’s current North America editor, Justin Webb.

The 51-year-old presenter only learned he had been dropped after receiving a call from a newspaper journalist.

A motion has been tabled in parliament demanding his reinstatement, while large numbers of listeners have expressed support.

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