Statement regarding BBC Correspondent Jon Leyne

Date: 27.07.2013     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 18.16
Category: Corporate; News
The BBC has today issued the following statement regarding BBC Correspondent Jon Leyne.

It is with great sadness we can confirm that BBC Correspondent Jon Leyne has died after a short illness. A familiar face and voice to people all over the world, Jon has reported on some of the biggest and most difficult foreign stories of the past three decades covering the United Nations in New York, Tehran, Washington, Baghdad, Kosovo and most recently broadcasting fluently and authoritatively on the Arab uprisings. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

Fran Unsworth, Acting Director of BBC News, said: “Jon was a brave and courageous journalist in the best traditions of the BBC. He had an insatiable curiosity and told complex stories in an engaging and accessible way.”

BBC Press Office