The 73-year-old is stepping down from his head news anchor post, but he'll remain at Channel 4 for future projects.

Jon Snow of Channel 4 News will be calling it quits with the current affairs show by the end of 2021. The broadcaster and journalist has so far enjoyed a 45-year career with ITN Productions, who produce the show.

Although his 32-year helm of the broadcast will leave many viewers disappointed, he bows out as the longest-serving presenter on the show. He picked up hosting duties in 1989, following on from his Washington correspondent role and diplomatic editor role.

However, the broadcaster hasn't retired just yet. Jon Snow will remain at Channel 4 from 2022 onwards, fronting longer-form projects and other future specials. According to Channel 4, he will also focus on his charities and some of his many passions in life, which includes real-life stories, inequality, Africa, Iran and the arts.

Speaking about his career change-up, Jon said: "After three incredible decades on Channel 4 News, it is time to move on. I am excited by the many things I want to accomplish but I have to say I have enjoyed every minute of my time with the programme.

"It has brought me adventure, as well as sorrow in some of the stories that I have had to report and also joy in reporting others, but above all, it has brought me community in working with the most fantastic group of people who are bound in intellect, humour and understanding.

"Together, we have forged a wonderful service. I feel proud to have contributed to Channel 4 News let alone to have anchored the programme for the last 32 years. I’m looking forward to new adventures and new challenges."

No name has been revealed as Jon Snow's replacement on Channel 4 News yet.