A new goal
If you look up my old blog entries, specifically one I wrote about feeling conflicted about the Six O'Clock News being shunted off to BBC Two when big sporting events appeared, you will find it less of a surprise that I'm moving to set up a new sports news programme.
That means leaving the One and Six and going up a few floors in this building to the Sports department. It's going to be on BBC One and start sometime next year. I shall continue to blog and I will be starting a debate on the web to solicit your ideas as to what you might like to see on the programme once I get my feet under the table. I am leaving one of the best jobs (and more importantly best teams) in journalism and I must admit I got a little teary-eyed when I told the team this morning.
But change and challenge is generally a good thing. A BBC correspondent once said to me, if you see an open door you should push it and see what's on the other side.