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VG-commentator Frithjof Jacobsen ends abruptly

The high-profile VG-commentator Frithjof Jacobsen ends in the VG, sign bransjenettstedet Medier24.

I've had my last day of work in the VG today, that's right, " says Jacobsen to Medier24.

Hanne Skartveit, political editor of VG, says that the Jacobsen stopped abruptly.

- It is always sad to lose people. Frithjof has chosen to terminate its position here in VG, say Skartveit to the Newspaper.

- Want to do something new

the News was known in an internal email to the editors today, Jacobsen writes that he has terminated the job.

"Dear colleagues and friends. I have put up in VG, and thus leaves the newspaper. I want to do something new, and it will happen outside this house.

I have some plans, but still don't know quite what it is. I have had a great time here, both personally and professionally, and I have become acquainted with many people I greatly appreciate.

It feels sad that now it is over, but I am confident in the decision I have taken (..).

Thank you for now, all good!"

It is not yet known what is the background for that Jacobsen is leaving the newspaper.

Jacobsen previously worked in the Norwegian broadcasting corporation, including as a presenter in Dagsnytt Eighteen, but has for the last 11 years has worked in the VG. The last few years as a commentator and chairman of the newspaper's kommentaravdeling.

In 2015 he was awarded the Riksmålsforbundets price Gullpennen.

Giæver dizzy in the head

Jacobsen is half of the podcast duo "Giæver and Joffen", which last fall went over to the daily episodes.

Today's episode was very special to Anders Giæver.

"This is Giæver and not Joffen. Not long before we went into the studio here, we got the information that he has said up the post in the VG.

I'm a little dazed in the huet, I must say. I have worked with Frithjof eleven years. He is a close friend and a good colleague. Now we have to find out what to do from here. We have to get back to", preceded Giæver today's podcast episode.

Political editor Hanne Skartveit confirm that the podcast continues. Something new names, they have not yet.

Jacobsen is also a part of the band Gluecifer, which in 2017 made a comeback.

– It is a kind of mid-life crisis for me, for now I have revived a rockeback, so I'll start with a daily summary thing on the sound, which is reminiscent of what I made in Dagsnytt Eighteen "back in the days," said Jacobsen to Medier24 in the occasion.

the Newspaper has not yet succeed to get contact with Frithjof Jacobsen.

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