Friday 27 April 2018

Legendary broadcaster Burnet dies aged 84

FORMER ITN 'News At Ten' presenter Alastair Burnet has been hailed by colleagues as "the best we'll ever have" after his death at the age of 84.

The broadcaster -- also a distinguished reporter and national newspaper editor -- died following a series of strokes.

He anchored numerous elections, the first Moon landing and the first wedding of the Prince of Wales.

Fellow newscasters, presenters and TV executives were united in their admiration. Broadcaster Andrew Neil called him "one of the greatest journalists of his generation".

Sheffield-born Burnet became a familiar face on ITN bulletins in the early 1960s, joining as political editor after an early career in print journalism.

Irish Independent

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