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Sky News has strengthened its newsgathering team with three key appointments. Two new members of staff will join the forward planning desk from September. Kirsty Thomson joins Sky News from the ITV News Channel, where she is currently a senior producer. Clive Kerfoot, formerly news…

Sky News will be opening a new bureau in India this Autumn, underlining its commitment to international coverage. The bureau, staffed by a field producer, cameraman and India Correspondent, yet to be appointed, will cover breaking news across the Indian sub continent

Sky will be reviewing its coverage over the summer, aiming to beef up its Autumn output with livelier, stronger programming. A total of 17 new staff – six reporters, four cameramen, five producers and two text producers, including the new India bureau – are being…

Chris Rogers is Leaving Sky News this weekend to join the ITV News Channel. Chris starts work with the ITV News Channel on the 8th of August. Chris has been freelancing for the last year, working at Sky News and also with the ITV News…

Sky News have purchased a twin engine ‘Squirrel’ helicopter which will change the way it covers certain stories. The ‘SkyCopter’ will allow the award-winning Sky News team to cover major stories, where scale is important. The ‘SkyCopter’ will take its first flight in August. Motorway,…

On Wednesday 16th July 2003, the TV Weather presenters took part in a 4×4 Off road race for charity. The winner of the Race gets £3,000 for a Charity of their choice. Sky News Weather Presenter Sarah Moore won the race and donated the money…

Sky News announced the latest changes to Sky News Active. From Wednesday 9 July Sky News Active, with eight mini-screens of on-demand coverage of the latest headlines, business, sport and showbiz news – will be offering an enhanced experience: Full Screen Active. Full-screen Active is…

Sky News as launches a broadband content service. The service is based on Sky News Active, the world’s first interactive television news service. It will offer web users high quality audio-visual content from its Sky News service as well as additional content from Sky News…

Bob Friend was today (Saturday 14 June) awarded an MBE for services to broadcasting. Former BBC correspondent Bob Friend (65) was one of Sky News’ founding presenters when the channel launched in 1989. He was closely associated with the 24-hour news channel and for many…

Sky News Centre is pleased to announce that Sky News Presenter Karin Giannone is 6 Months Pregnant. Karin’s baby is due the end of September, Early October. I would like to wish Karin and her husband the best of luck and hope he or she…

Sky News has opened its new Midlands bureau, located at the University of Birmingham. The new bureau replaces the broadcaster’s existing base in the Midlands and provides a permanent broadcast link to the Sky News Centre in London. David Crabtree has been named as the…

Sky News correspondent, Ross Appleyard has just returned from the War in Iraq. Here is his story of life under fire in the desert where sleep was rare and a wash unheard of. While planning its war coverage Sky News came up with the idea…