BBC News journalist departs after 45 years
BBC News world affairs correspondent Mike Wooldridge left the corporation yesterday (30 June) after 45 years with the public service broadcaster.
Wooldridge joined BBC News in 1970 as a sub-editor at Bush House, before becoming a news reporter in 1978. Positions held by Wooldridge include time as a correspondent in East Africa and Johannesburg, religious affairs correspondent, South Asia correspondent and most recently world affairs correspondent, a role he took up in 2001.
In 2002, Wooldridge was honoured with an OBE for services to broadcasting in developing countries.