Sky news shake-up of foreign, home and environment beats

Sky News has promoted three journalists to "new roles" which it says prove its commitment to foreign news, home affairs and environmental issues.

Europe correspondent Rachel Amatt has been made foreign affairs correspondent. Amatt joined the channel in 2000 and was previously with GMTV.

Sky news reporter Lisa Holland has been made foreign affairs correspondent. She joined Sky News from the BBC in March 2001 and previously worked in regional TV for the BBC. She began her career on the Evening Argus newspaper in Brighton.

New environment correspondent Robert Nisbet joined Sky News in February 2005 and previously spent 11 years at the BBC where his jobs included newsreader for Radio 1, chief reporter on BBC Three's Liquid News and most recently BBC Olympics correspondent.

Head of Sky News Nick Pollard said: "All three correspondents are top class journalists and a real asset to Sky News. The introduction of the new roles illustrates our commitment to these specialist areas, particularly the environment which is fast becoming a major world issue."


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