Tributes to former BBC political editor John Cole

Date: 08.11.2013     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 18.01
Category: Corporate
Tributes have been paid to former BBC political editor, John Cole, who has died aged 85.

Tony Hall, BBC Director-General, said: “He was the BBC at its absolute best, he became a national institution. We shall miss him enormously. He did a huge, huge amount for political journalism in this country, and for the BBC."

James Harding, Director of BBC News, said: “John was a loved and respected broadcaster, a journalist with his own unforgettable style and a commanding knowledge of his subject. He embodied the qualities of a truly great journalist: integrity, curiosity and character. He will, I know, be sorely missed and fondly remembered across the BBC. Our thoughts are with his family.”

BBC Press Office