Martha Kelner – Chief Sports Reporter at The Guardian – is joining Sky News as Sports Correspondent.
She was previously Athletics Correspondent at the Daily Mail where she started her career as a trainee.
“I’m thrilled to be joining Sky News at such an exciting time for the channel, working alongside a team of journalists I admire hugely,” said Martha.
“It’s a brilliant time to be reporting on sports news and I can’t wait to get started in a new role, with all the opportunities that presents.”
Martha has won a string of awards, including the 2011 Sports Journalists’ Association Young Sports Writer and this year’s Society of Editors Press Awards Sports Journalist of the Year. She also jointly won this year’s SJA Scoop of the Year award.
Director of Newsgathering, Jonathan Levy added: “Martha is a fantastic journalist whose exclusives have been recognised with a slew of top prizes.
“I am absolutely delighted that she’s joining Sky News where she’ll be a great addition to our brilliant team of specialist reporters.”
On Tuesday, Sky announced changes to its on-screen political line-up, including the appointment of Kate McCann, and the promotion of Beth Rigby.