A well known Nova Scotia news anchor is calling it a career after next month's provincial election.
The CBC announced yesterday Jim Nunn, anchor of the CBC News: Nova Scotia at Six, is retiring following the public broadcaster's coverage of the June 9 vote.
Nunn, 58, has accepted an incentive program offered to long-service CBC employees as part of the CBC's deficit reduction program. The Voluntary Retirement Incentive Program is offered to any employee whose combined years of service and age equal 85 or more. Nunn has been with the CBC since 1980.
"I've been in this business since I was 16 and I planned my departure carefully some years ago," Nunn told Metro Halifax. "I made a commitment to the CBC to re-start this program, and I've done just that. We've had tremendous success in the last couple of years, so I leave on a high note."
Nunn became anchor of CBC's one-hour news broadcast in September, 2007. He also held the position from 1982 to 1995.