WE’LL MISS CALM JOHN

Huddersfield Daily Examiner - - FRONT PAGE -

OHN Cundy, crime cor­re­spon­dent for BBC tv, al­ways re­minds me of Edgar Lust­garten, the 1950s pre­sen­ter of Scales of Jus­tice.

His calm, re­as­sur­ing man­ner while broad­cast­ing live from the scene of the lat­est York­shire mur­der strikes just the right note.

John is re­tir­ing when he reaches 70 in Jan­uary and I wish him well.

His view of our trade of jour­nal­ism (I never call it a pro­fes­sion) is re­fresh­ingly com­mon sense. “For me, it’s the story that counts, rather than be­ing the first per­son to send out a tweet,” he says.

“It’s about telling a story and that’s how I’ve al­ways re­garded my­self – as a sto­ry­teller.”

Amen to that, John.

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