Sky News announces new morning slate as Kay Burley moves to breakfast show

Sky News announces new morning slate as Kay Burley moves to breakfast show

Sky News has announced a new morning slate of programmes from next month, with Kay Burley moving to breakfast time in a job swap with Sunrise host Sarah-Jane Mee.

Burley will anchor Kay Burley@Breakfast from 7am to 9am Monday to Thursday, promising to come “eyeball to eyeball” with politicians and breaking news on the latest stories.

A Sky spokesperson said it will also “build on Kay’s strong social media following with a fully integrated digital strategy” and will broadcast from Sky’s Westminster studios from 14 October.

Burley will follow The Early Rundown, a new hour-long early-morning show at 6am presented by Niall Paterson which will round-up overnight events and look ahead at the stories to come.

Sarah-Jane Mee, host of Sunrise for the past three years, moves to the afternoon with the Sarah-Jane Mee Show from 2pm to 5pm, promising the latest news developments as well as “longer-form interviews on topical issues and a daily debate”.

On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays @Breakfast will be presented by Stephen Dixon and Gillian Joseph from Sky Studios in Osterley “in a slightly more relaxed style to kick off the weekend”.

Sky News director of content Cristina Nicolotti Squires said: “We are always looking to stay fresh and never stand still while the world changes around us so quickly.

“We’re living in exciting times and Kay, Sarah-Jane and Niall will all bring their own personal style and strengths to their new shows and I’m excited for them to get started at such a tumultuous time.”

John Ryley, head of Sky News, added: “Our new line up reflects the fact that Sky News has the best team in the business.”

In February Sky News broadcast live from its newsrooms and followed a reporter chasing a story as part of a project celebrating its 30th year on the air.

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74 thoughts on “Sky News announces new morning slate as Kay Burley moves to breakfast show”

  1. Kay Burley seems to see herself as a new Paxman without the wit knowledge or intelligence. Her interviews always have to include her owm opinions which she is entitled to but nobody wishes to hearand are always expressed in an aggressive and abrasive manner. Sky news has some excellent presenters. Kay Burley is not one of them

  2. It’s such a relief to have Stephen and Neil in the morning now for at least six months. Sky did the right thing to discipline the presenters as they did. Kay Burley is too aggressive, was going to put assertive, but I think aggressive is nearer the truth. It’s hard to relax when Kay Burley is presenting and even though I love Sky News I have very often change channels when I despair of her know it all attitude. Stephen and Neil do an excellent job, in a caring, interesting and professional manner without having to be the centre of attention. Can we see more of Sarah-Jane before long too? Thank you for your excellent 24 hour coverage of the news. E. Broadbent.

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