BBC sports news editor, Mihir Bose, has resigned from the corporation for personal reasons after two and a half years in the role.
Bose, a former Daily Telegraph journalist, was appointed to his current job at the end of 2006, taking up the post in 2007.
He was the corporation’s first sports news editor, appointed with a brief to expand coverage and appear regularly on news shows to offer analysis and insight to major sporting stories.
A BBC spokeswoman said: “Mihir Bose has resigned for personal reasons with immediate effect.”
Bose started his journalistic career at the London Broadcasting Corporation, after coming to the UK from his native India.
He later joined the Sunday Times before moving to the Daily Telegraph in 1995 where he started the paper’s ‘Inside Sports’ column.
He has also worked outside sport on radio and television, including work on BBC Radio 4’s Financial World Tonight, South Asia Report on the BBC World Service and What the Papers Say for Channel 4.