BBC News star makes unlikely career move after leaving channel after 23 years

BBC Newsreader Joanna Gosling signs off for the final time

A former BBC newsreader has revealed how she has changed careers after leaving the broadcaster.

Amid plans to merge its international and UK news channels, Joanna Gosling was one of three BBC journalists who left the channel at the start of the year.

After 23 years with the broadcaster, the presenter took voluntary redundancy alongside David Eades and Tim Willcox, and became emotional during her final broadcast in January.

Following the news, she penned on X, formerly known as Twitter: “You may have already heard, but I wanted to confirm, that I have decided to leave the BBC and will go off air on the 26th January.

“I am very grateful for the kind messages I’ve had from so many of you. I’m proud of my career in news. Now it is time for new beginnings.”

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Now, the 52-year-old has secured a new role away from the world of journalism as a Senior Associate Mediator at legal and financial advisor firm Irwin Mitchell.

A post on X by the official Irwin Mitchell account reads: “We’re delighted to welcome @JoannaGTWeets, joining Irwin Mitchell as a Senior Associate #Mediator.

“The former BBC News presenter is passionate about mediation and supporting clients and will be working with our #FamilyTeam to grow our mediation practice.”

Gosling was also quoted as saying: “I am passionate about helping people find a way through conflict. To be able to do this work as part of the brilliant and caring family team at Irwin Mitchell is a dream come true.”

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She added: “I am passionate about the use of mediation to resolve conflict and transform relationship dynamics. If you want me to mediate for you, you know where to find me! I will continue to present my Sunday show on Classic FM.”

Gosling’s role at Classic FM wasalsoannounced in June, with her hosting a new show every Sunday from 1pm to 4pm.

By joiningthe station, she returned to her radio roots, having started as a reporter in local radio before moving to Independent Radio News.

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