Penny Smith exits GMTV and special correspondent role for Stapleton

Penny Smith has been "axed" from GMTV and fellow news anchor John Stapleton is to take on a special

These reports, from the Daily Mail, follow news that GMTV political editor Gloria De Piero has left to embark on a political career and is in the running for selection to a safe Labour seat at the next general election.

The Mail reports that broadcasting veteran Smith, 51, who was with Sky News at its launch in 1989, is now set to present a series about poetry on Radio 2.

In January, the Daily Mirror reported that GMTV could cut between 50 and 100 editorial staff by merging with the ITN newsroom.

Taken from Press Gazette.