‘We’ll miss him deeply’ Emily Maitlis bids farewell to BBC Newsnight colleague

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Emily Maitlis took to social media today to bid one of her Newsnight colleagues farewell. The BBC presenter said she would “miss” them deeply after they announced the news via their Twitter page.

Emily’s colleague Adam Cumiskey announced they were leaving the BBC after 19 years.

He was a producer on BBC Newsnight, as well as working for BBC Radio 5Live and Radio 4 during his time at the Beeb.

Adam announced his news yesterday in a series of tweets thanking his colleagues.

He wrote: “Some personal news as people say. After 19 years at the BBC, I’m leaving next month.

“I’ve had a total blast at an organisation I love and truly believe is a vital force for good.

“I’ve worked with the most talented people at every level and on shows that I dreamt of being a part of.

“Whatever the output, from @BBCEssex to @bbc5live to @BBCr4today and finally @BBCNewsnight the teams work so hard to serve their audiences.”

Adam also confirmed he would be joining Bloomberg Quicktake to work on making shows there.

Reacting to the producer’s news earlier today, Emily penned: “We will miss this guy deeply.

“Not just for his ability to recite the entire oeuvres of Steve Coogan.

“Nor for his enthusiasm about feature length films on fishing from the 1970s.

“But just for the sheer joy of walking into the office snd knowing the day will be fun. @cumiskeytime.”(sic)

Emily first joined Newsnight as a relief presenter back in 2006.

However, she worked her way up to lead anchor in 2018 when Evan Davis departed.

The broadcaster wasn’t the only BBC colleague to wish Adam well following his announcement.

Newsnight editor Stewart Maclean said: “We’ll miss your creative thinking and energy a huge amount.

“What a loss for the BBC. But the next step sounds invigorating – congratulations.”

BBC News correspondent Jonathan Blake added: “Continue blazing your glorious trail Adam, great to have worked with you!”

The World at One presenter Sarah Montague wrote: “Ahhh @cumiskey I miss working with you.

“Your energy and humour always made it so much fun.”

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