Sky News has announced more changes to its line-up as part of a 2016 refresh for the channel.
Brooke Corte will join Sky News Live’s flagship morning news program First Edition, while Laura Jayes will anchor a new primetime current affairs program The Latest with Laura Jayes, as the pay-tv news service continues to expand its exclusive program line-up for 2016.
Premiering Monday 18 January at 7:00pm AEDT, The Latest with Laura Jayes will go beyond the obvious stories of the day with insight and analysis on the issues affecting the nation. Taking a fresh look at the day’s news, Laura will tackle issues not on the mainstream agenda, offering perspectives you won’t find anywhere else.
From 5:00am AEDT Monday 18 January, Brooke will team up with Kieran Gilbert to deliver unrivalled national affairs coverage first.
Brooke will anchor from the Sky News Centre in Sydney while Kieran will broadcast from the new look Sky News Canberra bureau at Parliament House.
Brooke’s widely respected business expertise will play a key role in First Edition. She will also anchor the Sky News bulletins on the Qantas in-flight service.
Laura Jayes joined Sky News in 2006. She was formerly the Brisbane reporter and later joined the team in Canberra. During that time Laura has become one of Australia’s most respected and well-connected political journalists. As political reporter and anchor of NEWSDAY on Fridays, Laura has played a pivotal role in driving the channel’s unrivalled and award-winning political news coverage.
Angelos Frangopoulos, Chief Executive Officer, Australian News Channel said,
"Brooke has been an integral part of the Sky News on-air line-up since 2002, holding a number of key roles including anchoring flagship business programs Business Agenda and Trading Day. Her arrival at First Edition is the first of many enhancements to Sky News that we'll be rolling out early this year.”
“Laura has over the years built up an impressive track record on Sky News. She's an outstanding journalist and her new program will make an impact on the national conversation. ”
First Edition with Kieran Gilbert and Brooke Corte, weekdays 5:00am - 8:30am AEDT
The Latest with Laura Jayes, Monday - Thursday at 7:00pm AEDT on Sky News Live (Channel 601)