Sky News is to launch a brand new interview show hosted by Political Editor Beth Rigby.
The show will be live from Sky News studios each Thursday at 9.00pm, where Beth will question decision takers from all walks of life, and people caught up at the coal face of change.
“Much in our daily lives is shaped by decisions made in Parliament, which is why being Sky News’s Political Editor is such a privilege,” Beth said.
“But I’m interested too about what happens beyond Westminster, and this flagship interview show will be the place where you’ll hear from fascinating people with fascinating stories from all walks of life.
“I’m looking forward to welcoming a wide range of guests to discuss and debate the live issues, and provide a moment each week for more in depth-conversation away from the relentless rhythm of the daily news cycle.”
Beth has worked for Sky News since 2016 and became their political editor on 12 April 2019. She has previously worked as a newspaper journalist for the Financial Times and The Times.
Head of Sky News John Ryley added: “In six years at Sky News Beth has been at the centre of some of the most compelling news stories of our generation, put those in charge on the spot, and had a front row seat to history that has unfolded in this country.
“Now is the right time to ask more and to expand the way she can contribute to the Sky News output. Beth’s standing and journalistic reputation are such that she will make Thursday nights on Sky News the destination for the big names, the big questions and the big headlines.”
The programme will start in March 2022.
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