Another day, another departure at Newsnight

Another day, another departure at Newsnight
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Since Ian Katz took over as editor of Newsnight, an illustrious roll call of staff have left the flagging current affairs show, including presenters Jeremy Paxman and Gavin Esler.

Now, one of Katz’s newest recruits has jumped ship. Mr S hears that Newsnight deputy editor Rob Burley has handed in his notice. Burley is leaving the show to succeed Barney Jones as editor of The Andrew Marr Show.

The news will come as a blow to the former deputy editor of The Guardian given that Burley started work on Newsnight at the same time as him.

One of Burley's former Newsnight colleagues certainly thinks his departure is a one-sided loss.

— Jess Brammar (@jessbrammar) December 19, 2014

Since Katz joined the show in the summer of 2013 viewing figures have plummeted.

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