You're here: HomeNewsNot around for Long 6 Comments

Not around for Long


Sophie Long has been relief presenting for BBC News 24 for a few months now but we hear that her move to London is not full time and she will return to the regions following her 6 month attachment to cover maternity leave.

6 Comments • Updated Friday 15 February 2008

Former BBC News Journalist Liz MacKean has died after suffering a stroke. She was 52. The news was announced during Friday’s BBC News at Six. She was the reporter on the expose of Sir Jimmy Savile as a paedophile which was controversially cancelled by the…

The BBC News channel and Sky News will be relocated on the Freeview platform from Wednesday 2nd August 2017. BBC News will move from its current channel number 130 to 231, while Sky News moves from 132 to 233. BBC Parliament moves to 232 from…

The 2017 State Opening of Parliament takes place at the Palace of Westminster today (21 June). It marks the formal start of the parliamentary year and will be Theresa May’s first Queen’s Speech as Prime Minister. The speech will set out the government’s agenda for…

FYI technical system crash seconds before 10. Director had to switch to a back-up system ASAP. @huwbbc doing great job #BBCNewsTen — Paul Royall (@paulroyall) June 20, 2017 Still better than ITV ? — Huws At Ten (@HuwsAtTen) June 20, 2017 I think I'm…

  • danny

    Shame I like Sophie

  • Cian

    Yeh Sophie’s definately one of the better presenters – I had hope they would give her the morning slot with Matthew…

    I’d rather she stayed and took over all female relief duties from Martine Croxall, Karin G and the reporters (plus remember Rachel Schofield is only on 3 days a week)

  • Stella

    Spotlight hasnt missed her much. Nathalie is excellent and with Charlotte, Rebecca etc on the Politics show I’ve been glad of the break. Sophie could try and stay in the SE as a few other ex sw / west presenters have, they could do with our help.

  • Jonathan

    Sophie is an excellent presenter and regularly presents the 2-5pm slot on weekdays on the BBC News Channel and following the departure of Peter Sissons in June 2009 Sophie presents 1-7pm on saturdays as well as regularly presenting BBC One weekend bulletins. I welcome the news that Sophie will be permanently presenting on the BBC News Channel

  • Dr. Peter Roberts

    Sophie is a first class news reader and I am a great fan of BBC news and Sophie in particular. Sophie, keep the flag flying for Devon and the very best of luck for the future to you, especially in broadcasting, and also for the new year. Met you once in “The Gallery” in Cornwall Street and offered my congratulations when you joined “News 24”. Haven’t you done well!

  • karl -London

    I hope Sophie gets the chance to stay full time on news24, she’s an excellent presenter. Insightful, clear and intelligent. And a great broadcasting voice.