Holmes is shifting roles to focus on more general anchor duties, including an edition of the International Desk. He will be swapping places with Isha Sesay, who has served as a regular fill-in for Holmes on Backstory. Her first day in the role will be Monday 26th September.
Holmes said on the show’s facebook page; “I shall very much miss working with our amazing team (although I’ll probably keep my desk, so I’ll be all of three feet away from them!) and enjoying the routine of putting this terrific show together. It’s really been an honour to work on this show, with these people and I’m going to miss it. But the new challenge awaits and I’m looking forward to anchoring an hour of hard news every day.
I shall also very much miss you – our incredibly loyal, enthusiastic and “involved” viewers. You guys have been amazing from day one, offering your thoughts, story ideas and even questions for our interviews with guests and correspondents.
From Africa to Europe to Asia to North and South America, you have been fantastic – and have made the BackStory FB page by far the most popular of all CNNi’s shows!
“I’ll be here for the rest of the week and my last show will be this Friday”. I do hope you can be with me this week, give Isha a great welcome, and tune in to Idesk as well as BackStory!!.