Jim White is leaving Sky Sports News after 23 years to focus on other media challenges.
From interviewing Sir Alex Ferguson, Pele and Franz Beckenbauer, to the collapse of the European Super League, to countless deadline day scoops, Jim has always been the first with the breaking news.
White donned his now iconic yellow tie on each transfer deadline day to become synonymous with Sky Sports News coverage.
“After 23 fantastic years, it’s time to say goodbye to Sky Sports. After much thought and with a heavy heart, I am leaving Sky Sports News – but what a journey it has been,” White said after its last broadcast on Friday.
News just in
From the Sir Alex interview to the ESL collapse and the endless scoops of Deadline Day, Jim has always been the first with the breaking news.
– Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) June 11, 2021
“To all the superb producers, assistant producers, directors and managers, a huge thank you. To my fellow presenters, thank you.
“More media challenges lie ahead! I featured each late shift on each transfer deadline day – thank you for everything Harry!
“Everyone, keep watching the best sports news channel in the business. #YellowTieForSale.”
Mark Alford, Director of Sky Sports News, said: “Jim is a premier broadcaster and journalist. The energy, drive and, of course, the stories he delivered during his stellar 23 years with Sky Sports News are second to none.
“His Sky friends wish him every success in his future endeavors. Thank you, Jim. Good luck.”