Mark Wood steps down from ITN

Mark Wood, chief executive of ITN, is to leave the television company after six years to “pursue opportunities outside the company”. The one time foreign correspondent will remain as Chairman of ITN for the time being. He entered the world of foreign correspondents in 1976. He joined ITN after a stint with Reuters in Vienna, East Berlin, Moscow and Bonn between 1977 and 1987,

With a degree in Russian and German from Leeds University, he was an ideal choice as a foreign correspondent and worked in both countries. “It’s very hard to operate in these places and the KGB and Stasi were not easy to deal with,” he said. link