Natalie Sawyer has left Sky Sports
One of the stories covered in all the papers on Friday is the news Natalie Sawyer has left Sky Sports.
Natalie Sawyer had been a presenter for Sky for 18 years.
But she’s now left the company, despite a complete lack of acknowledgement of her service on Thursday.
Indeed, the lack of a send-off for Natalie Sawyer is the central focus for much of the press. The Times, for example, told their readers:
The 38-year-old is understood to have been told this month that her contract would not be renewed and she finished her final presenting shift at 5pm yesterday, during which there was no mention of her impending departure.
The Times has been told that Sky Sports executives instructed other presenters not to mention Sawyer’s departure on air despite her high-profile, popularity and long service, a directive at odds with their previous treatment of star presenters.
So why has Natalie Sawyer left Sky Sports?
It’s left to the Sun to try to put some context around Natalie Sawyer’s Sky Sports exit.
Of course, it’s worth noting that both Sky and the Sun are owned Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation.
Leaving that to one side, it’s claimed that Natalie Sawyer “left Sky Sports News to pursue other ventures.”
What are those other ventures? That was left blank.