Correspondent Sarah Walton leaves BBC after 12 years for New York job

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Sarah Walton

BBC Northern Bureau news correspondent Sarah Walton has left the Corporation after 12 years to take up a new job with Feature Story News in New York.

Walton joined the BBC in 2006 on its News Sponsorship Scheme and went on to work as a presenter and reporter for BBC Look North in Hull for seven years.

In 2016, she became a Correspondent with the BBC News Northern Bureau, based at MediaCityUK, and has reported on a number of big stories, including the shooting of MP Jo Cox in June 2016.

She will now work as a correspondent for Feature Story News, which bills itself as “the world's fastest-growing broadcast news agency”, and be based at  its Manhattan office.

On Monday, Walton tweeted: “So after 12 yrs at the BBC (7 @looknorthBBC) today was my last day. I made it from a trainee to reporting live on the national 10 O’Clock News. It’s been a dream come true

“Thank u for your support, encouragement & especially the laughs, even at 5am! Now on to new adventures.”

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