For those of you who watch PBS regularly, particularly the 5:00 p.m. (Central Time Zone) BBC World News America hosted by Laura Trevelyan, should have a feeling of a lost as the news broke today headlining that Laura Trevelyan quits at BBC weeks after apologizing for her family’s past slavery links.
It is a huge lost:
BBC World News anchor Laura Trevelyan has announced that she is leaving the BBC after 30 years to play a role in uprooting the legacy of colonialism in the Caribbean.
Trevelyan’s decision comes just weeks after she apologized to the people of Grenada for her family’s links to slavery. “We apologize for the actions of our ancestors in holding your ancestors in slavery,” she said in a letter signed on February 27, 2023.
Here is Laura Trevelyan's tweet on March 14, 2023 about her leaving BBC:
"A new chapter is starting for me. After thirty incredible years at the BBC, I’m leaving tomorrow - to join the growing movement for reparatory justice for the Caribbean. Thank you to my beloved colleagues and to our amazing audience. I couldn’t be more grateful to you all."
I feel a little sad and a lost for a great news journalist but also admired her resolve to correct her ancestors' past slavery conduct. She should be commended for her resolve.
That a girl!!!
You go do what your heart is telling you to do.
For those who don't know who Laura Trevelyan is, here is here picture: