Dispatches editor Kevin Sutcliffe leaves Channel 4

Sutcliffe says that after 10 years he felt it was time to move onto other projects.

The editor of Channel 4's Dispatches, Kevin Sutcliffe, has confirmed his departure from the broadcaster one month after the current affairs programme was relaunched.

In November, Channel 4 announced plans to air 40 episodes of Dispatches in 2012 instead of 30, and reduce the length of the majority of shows from one hour to 30 minutes, with bosses insisting the move would not "change the nature of our journalism".

Sutcliffe, who was also Channel 4's deputy head of news, said: "After 10 fantastic years of troublemaking for Channel 4 I have decided it is time to look for new projects and challenges.

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