Sky News Live


The 2017 lineup on Sky News Live commences this Monday, with ladies leading the charge for the subscription news channel.

“On the business channel we’re mostly female, which I think is refreshing and flags the changes in the business community,” reporter Natalie McDonald told The Daily Telegraph.

Former Sky News Weather anchor Charlotte Mortlock said the blokey culture had changed, and Daily Telegraph columnist Caroline Marcus, who is joining the network as a political reporter and anchor of the new show Saturday Edition alongside Paul Murray, said it was often other women who held female journos back.

“There is a tendency to pigeonhole women, and (the pigeonholing) doesn’t come from male bosses,” she said.

Ladies lead the charge for Sky News Live

Photos of Charlotte Mortlock and Natalie McDonald.


Sky News Live will dedicate more time on the road out of Canberra this year to listen and learn from voters in regions and suburbs beyond the nation’s big cities, News Corporation reports exclusively today.

Programmes including First Edition, AM Agenda, PM Agenda, Speers Tonight and Paul Murray Live will begin broadcasting grassroots shows, beginning with the first of a planned 25 location shoots in Morwell, Victoria from tomorrow.

Chief Political Anchor David Speers said:

“We want to talk to some of the community members there for their thoughts on it all; not just on that issue but on how they see national issues generally."

“It’s about broadening out who we are listening to and giving them a platform."

Sky goes bush


The Australian says that Sky News is gearing up for a year of expansion and investment by hiring staff and expanding its local news coverage - including adding a business program hosted by former ABC journalist Ticky Fullerton, which will come from the News Corporation’s Holt Street headquarters in central Sydney.

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Sky expands


This new morning show on Sky News really is amateur-hour.

Tom Connell, Sam Maiden and Ahron Young are fine but they’re dragged down by the woeful Caroline Marcus, who should have stayed at Channel 9 where her “talent” wasn’t wasted on ACA stories etc.


Former Tony Abbott Chief of Staff, Peta Credlin, is leaving Consolidated Press Holdings to take on more airtime at Sky News.

Credlin said yesterday she had decided to accept an offer to join Sky’s Sunday Agenda program, extend on-air hosting ­duties on the primary news channel, and continue to write a ­weekly column for The Sunday Telegraph.

“James (Packer) has been wonderful and we’ve been making my commercial commitments work but the media roles have just really taken off,” she said.

Credlin extends Sky


Ticky Fullerton, the highly regarded former host of ABC’s The Business, is heading to Sky News.

The nightly one-hour program titled TICKY, will host a rolling roster of the nation’s chief executives and political leaders where they will be grilled by Fullerton as she untangles the world of corporate Australia and its impact on everyday life.

“I used to lie awake in bed over the past year thinking why aren’t people doing a longer form, more in-depth business show,” she said.

“With this new show we will feature both corporate and political leaders because there is no gap between the politics and business world any more."

Ticky moves to Sky


SKY News will have live coverage of President Donald Trump’s first address to a joint session of the United States Congress.

Peter van Onselen and Kristina Keneally, together with Political Editor David Speers, will present the coverage which will include a preview and analysis of what the address means for Australia.

12:45pm AEDT Wednesday 1 March on SKY News Live.


Sky News has appointed Kylie Merritt to the senior leadership role of commercial director.

Merritt will spearhead the company’s commercial strategies across its suite of on-air and digital products including the Sky News channels,, Qantas in-flight news and the international streaming service, Australia Channel.
Merritt will be responsible for growth and partnership opportunities, driving digital content and sales.

Prior to this role Merritt was the Sky News digital director, developing the company’s digital products including, Sky News Multiview, Qantas in-flight news, Australia Channel and social media platforms.

Merritt first joined Sky News in 2008 where she led the team responsible for establishing the Sky News Business channel, holding the position of channel manager until 2012.

Following this Merritt spent two years at News Corp Australia as head of video, working across editorial and commercial strategies for the group’s portfolio of digital products, before returning to Sky News in 2015.

Merritt has 20 years’ experience in broadcast and digital media across a variety of roles including news reporting, producing, presenting and management.


Former Victorian Labor senator Stephen Conroy will join Sky News in the role of political contributor.

From the Sky News studios in Melbourne, Conroy will offer his political perspectives and policy expertise across the channel’s leading national affairs programs.

On joining Sky News, Conroy said:

“I’m looking forward to being a part of the Sky News team and continuing to shape the national political conversation.”

Angelos Frangopoulos, CEO Australian News Channel, said:

“I’m really pleased to welcome Stephen to our exclusive team of Sky News political contributors. His policy experience across diverse government portfolios, from the position of both leadership and opposition, will add significant context on the issues driving the national conversation.”

In November 2016, Conroy was appointed executive director of the lobby group Responsible Wagering Australia.


#BREAKING: Sky News Contributor Peter Reith is being treated in a Melbourne hospital after suffering a brain bleed.

— Sky News Australia (@SkyNewsAust) March 22, 2017


Sky News presenter Kristina Keneally has made a formal complaint to her bosses after colleague Mark Latham launched an on air attack she considers was defamatory.

The episode is the latest escalation of the Sky News presenter wars, which have raged for several weeks.


Kristina Keneally has not ruled out taking legal action against her employer Sky News after her colleague and fellow former politician Mark Latham called her an “Obeid protege” on air.


Sky News has finally sacked Mark Latham.


Sky News has apologised “unreservedly” to broadcaster Wendy Harmer and its own employee Kristina Keneally after Mark Latham made on-air claims about both women.


SKY News has dumped its Sunday morning political panel Outsiders, following the firing of Mark Latham last week.

In its place is another half hour of Weekend Live with Ahron Young.


Sky News Anzac Day

Throughout the morning join SKY News anchors Kieran Gilbert and Leanne Jones as they present First Edition. The program will feature Live crosses throughout the morning to SKY News reporters around Australia and New Zealand as they cover local Anzac Day marches.

From 10:30am Live coverage continues with the National Anzac Day Ceremony in Canberra, including the official march, commemorative address and wreath laying ceremony.

At 12:30pm we take you to Anzac Cove for the Gallipoli Dawn Service, followed by the Villers-Bretonneux Dawn Service in France at 1:30pm.

Throughout the day the SKY News team will present Live coverage from Anzac ceremonies across the country as they continue to cross to SKY News national reporters.

From 4:00pm, an Anzac Day edition of PM Agenda with Political Editor David Speers Live from Canberra, followed by The Latest with Ashleigh Gillon from Melbourne at 6:00pm.

At 7:00pm The Bolt Report with Australia’s leading political columnist and commentator Andrew Bolt, followed by Jones & Co at 8pm and then Paul Murray Live at 9pm.

Australia’s Public Affairs Channel (A-PAC, Ch 648) will feature encore presentations of Anzac Day ceremonies throughout the day.

SKY News will also feature extensive Anzac Day coverage online from Gallipoli and around the nation at

For Australians and New Zealanders overseas, complete coverage of Anzac Day can be seen on Australia Channel, available on any internet connected device, both live and on demand. A two-week free trial of Australia Channel is available at


Paul Murray LIVE Exclusive The Treasurer and his Budget - What Real Voters Think

Paul Murray LIVE Exclusive
The Treasurer and his Budget - What Real Voters Think

Monday 15 May at 9:00pm AEST on

Once the Budget has been handed down on Tuesday 9 May Treasurer Scott Morrison will be everywhere doing the big sell, but only one show will confront him with real opinions.

In a Paul Murray LIVE exclusive, the Treasurer will take questions from more than 300 voters LIVE from the Central Coast Leagues Club, Gosford on Monday 15 May at 9:00pm AEST.

You will have heard what the press gallery and commentators think, but in this special edition of Paul Murray LIVE, Australia’s voting public will have the chance to offer their verdict on the Budget direct to the Treasurer.

On making the announcement Paul Murray said: “Most politicians run away from this stuff, but I’ve got to say, Scott Morrison is bang up for this and really wants to chat directly with people on the coast.

“This is going to be something special. A chance to look the man who knows the Budget in the eye and ask him whatever you want.

“I’m just the ringmaster for the bit with the Treasurer but once he’s done, we’ll bring plenty of PML power to the coast.”

Members of the public are encouraged to be part of the LIVE audience by registering their attendance at (a maximum of four tickets per registration).

SKY NEWS political contributor Ross Cameron and anchor Janine Perrett will join Paul following the Treasurer’s Budget pitch to the people to dissect his performance and discuss the big issues of the day.

The broadcast continues Paul Murray LIVE’s 2017 road show series which has seen the popular SKY NEWS anchor highlight the ground level concerns of regional and suburban communities nationwide.

This marks the fifth road show for the year following LIVE broadcasts in Manilla and Tamworth, NSW, Maroochydore, QLD and Ashby, WA.



Creates groundbreaking national video news hub

Channel joins stable of established news brands

FOX SPORTS News brand to be retained

FOX SPORTS News content to reach more Australians

FOX SPORTS Australia and Australian News Channel (ANC) today announced that ANC will produce the FOX SPORTS News channel, with the move to be completed within three months.

Production of the FOX SPORTS News Channel will move from FOX SPORTS’ Artarmon headquarters to ANC’s Macquarie Park facility creating a combined powerhouse for breaking sports news which will now be part of a new national video hub that will serve News Corp across multiple platforms.

FOX SPORTS News will join the stable of established news brands SKY NEWS LIVE, SKY NEWS BUSINESS, SKY NEWS WEATHER and Australia’s Public Affairs Channel, A-PAC, which are all produced by ANC.

Foxtel subscribers will continue to access FOX SPORTS News on Channel 500 and through Foxtel Play, FOX SPORTS pubs and clubs and

Under the new production arrangement with ANC, FOX SPORTS News will continue its evolution as Australia’s leading LIVE sports news channel and will deliver even more live, comprehensive and up-to-the-minute breaking news coverage to sports fans.

The FOX SPORTS News brand will be retained and its content will now be broadcast across more channels, including the full suite of SKY NEWS channels and through their arrangement to provide content to the Qantas In-Flight Entertainment service.

The branded sports news content will also extend across the SKY NEWS international service Australia Channel. FOX SPORTS News will continue to be the main provider for the News Corp mastheads including The Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun and The Courier Mail, and

The process will begin this week with the move expected to be completed within the next three months.

FOX SPORTS CEO Patrick Delany said: “FOX SPORTS News is Australia’s only 24/7 sports news channel, powering News Corp’s national websites and the number one online destination

“ANC’s extensive news gathering capabilities and state of the art production facilities will enable it to deliver more up-to-the-minute live breaking news to sports fans than ever before.

“The strengthened FOX SPORTS News Channel will continue to provide video content for FOX SPORTS’ website, the FOX SPORTS App and social channels with both teams working closely together.”

Australian News Channel CEO Angelos Frangopoulos said: “Australian News Channel delivers more news and public affairs programming than 7, 9, 10, ABC and SBS combined. The addition of FOX SPORTS News to our operations will create a groundbreaking centralised national video hub which will service a range of 24 hour news channels across all platforms.

“Today’s announcement will see a further investment by ANC in live Australian content. We are a business built on quality journalism and we welcome FOX SPORTS News into the fold.”

FOX SPORTS Australia and Australian News Channel are 100% owned by News Corp.

FOX SPORTS News staff will have the opportunity to move to Australian News Channel to produce FOX SPORTS News from the new location with a small number of redundancies expected as a result.

News Corp Australia CEO Michael Miller said: “News and sport are the two sides of journalism most Australians care passionately about and today’s announcement brings together the two teams with acknowledged excellence in live and breaking coverage in these core areas.

“This new operation reflects News Corp Australia’s determination to constantly improve the service it provides and excel in an ever more competitive media environment.

“In doing so, it increases the quality and quantity of video available


Sky News is promising to deliver unmatched live multichannel and multiplatform coverage of Budget 2017 on Tuesday May 9.

Commencing at 3:00pm on Australia’s only 24 hour business channel, Sky News Business (CH 602), Sky News anchor Helen Dalley hosts Budget 2017: Setting the Scene, weighing up the potential market and economic impact with some of the country’s top economists and analysts.

Then at 6:00pm Budget 2017: Setting the Scene continues with Business Editor James Daggar-Nickson.

At 6:00pm on Sky News Live (CH 601), Budget 2017: The Latest with Ashleigh Gillon takes a final look at what voters can expect before Treasurer Scott Morrison delivers the Turnbull Government’s post-election budget, live and uninterrupted from 7:30pm.

At 8:00pm Sky News Live and Sky News Business simulcast Budget 2017 with David Speers. Joining political editor David Speers for immediate reaction to the budget, Australia’s leading business journalist Ticky Fullerton and Sky News political reporter Samantha Maiden. Speers will also speak to the treasurer and shadow treasurer Chris Bowen as the team examines the political and economic reaction to the budget.

From 9:00pm Budget 2017 with David Speers continues with exclusive insights from Sky News anchors and political commentators Peta Credlin, Kristina Keneally and Peter van Onselen.

On Sky News Business from 9:00pm, Ticky Fullerton presents a special late night edition of Ticky Live from Canberra, bouncing the budget initiatives off some of the country’s top business leaders.

At 10:00pm on Sky News Live, Budget 2017: Paul Murray Live will take a look at what the budget will mean to you, with Paul Murray joined on the panel by Peta Credlin, Janine Perrett and Nick Reece. Murray will interview Mathias Cormann and have instant reaction from crossbenchers key to the budget’s success including Pauline Hanson, Derryn Hinch and Cory Bernardi.

At 11:00pm Budget 2017: Heads Up with Chris Kenny will have the first look at the nation’s front pages and commentary with a panel of guests including Rita Panahi to examine how the budget will play out in the media the following day.

From 5:00am on Wednesday May 10, Sky News chief political reporter Kieran Gilbert and Leanne Jones anchor in-depth coverage throughout First Edition and AM Agenda talking to political and industry leaders as the Government begins the hard sell, while on Sky News Business at 8:00am James Daggar-Nickson anchors Budget Breakfast.

Australians abroad can view the coverage on Australia Channel, available on any internet connected device, both live and on demand.

A two-week free trial of Australia Channel is available at