Outgoing newsreader accuses BBC of ageism

A
senior BBC newsreader has criticised the corporation for ageism after
announcing he is to step down from the flagship 10pm news programme.

Sixty
year-old Peter Sissons announced he is to step down as the anchor of the BBC’s
main news bulletin and accused the organisation of having a ‘blind spot’ on
age.

In
an interview with The Observer, Sissons revealed his disappointment at the way
gifted staff are often written off prematurely and said people were at the
height of their powers when they hit 50.

By Ross Wigham

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