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Sharri Markson, Michael Kroger and Stephen Conroy to host new shows on SKy

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Sky News has announced several programming additions to its weekday evening line-up including the launch of two new programs.

From Monday 15 October The Daily Telegraph’s National Political Editor Sharri Markson will anchor Sharri each Monday at 8:00pm for her view on the week’s political highs and lows.

Sharri is a leading news-breaking political journalist. She has broken the two biggest political stories of the year - the exclusive news of the impending leadership coup against Malcolm Turnbull and an explosive series of stories about then-deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce's love-affair with his media adviser.

Currently 6 months pregnant, This has been a big year for Sharri having received the Sir Keith Murdoch Award for Excellence in Journalism at the News Awards and was awarded Australian Journalist of the Year, Political Journalist of the Year and Best Scoop at the Kennedy Awards.

Also announced today, Sky News political contributors Michael Kroger and Stephen Conroy will team-up to anchor Conroy & Kroger on Thursdays at 8:00pm, commencing 18 October. Michael Kroger, Victorian Liberal Party President and former Victorian Senator Stephen Conroy will go head-to-head each week as the political insiders offer their take on the world of politics.

From Monday 15 October, the controversial Outsiders program hosted by Ross Cameron and Rowan Dean will air at the new late-night timeslot of Monday – Thursday at 11:00pm, as the team delivers their “no-holds-barred” observations on news, politics and everything in between. Outsiders continues to air Sundays at 9:00am.

Heads Up will continue to feature on Sky News seven days a week providing a look at the next day’s big stories in Australia’s newspapers. Each Monday-Thursday it will be a new segment in PML Overtime at 10:45pm. Then, Friday – Sunday it will continue as a stand-alone show hosted by Peter Gleeson at 11:00pm.

After being axed as host of Heads Up, Sky News is promising respected journalist Janine Perrett will continue to contribute her insights and analysis to programs across the channel including as a regular panellist on The Last Word and Paul Murray LIVE.

Angelos Frangopoulos, CEO Australian News Channel said: “Over the years we have built up Australia’s most talented and compelling on-air team. I’m really pleased that Sharri Markson, Stephen Conroy and Michael Kroger have joined that extraordinary line-up of hosts.”