International Women's Day 2010

Sky News Marks International Women’s Day with All-Female Line-up

Posted in 2010 03 08, England, Ireland Northern, Ireland Republic, Scotland, Wales by womeninlondon on 7 March 2010

Sky News announced that it will be marking International Women’s Day on Monday 8th March with a day of female-led broadcasting. From sunrise to midnight, the news channel will be presented and produced exclusively by women in support of the globally renowned day, which honours the economic, political and social achievements of women with hundreds of events around the world.

The day will feature Sky News’ key female presentation talent with all strands of programming, including bulletins, business, sport, and weather being presented by women. Their producers will be women, as will the duty editors of Sky News Radio and Sky News Online.

Anna Botting, Gillian Joseph, Kay Burley, and Anna Jones will head up the cast of news presenters on the rolling news channel. For Sky News’ flagship business programme, Dharshini David will take over Jeff Randall’s seat in the Gherkin; and Jacquie Beltrao, Sarah Jane Mee, and Karthi Gnanasegaram will front the sports bulletins.

John Ryley, Head of Sky News said of the initiative: “Sky News is constantly pushing the boundaries and we are delighted to be marking this important day in this way with our talented women journalists. Editorially, it will be interesting to see what we cover, but we will ask the question we always do – what is of most relevance to our viewers? “

Online, Kirsty Donald will be in the pivotal position as News Editor, backed up by Kate Sullivan as her Chief Sub Editor.

On Sky News Radio Kat Wright will oversee the highest rating bulletin of the week at 08.00am, read by Rachel Hardiman. Sky News Radio also provides the news bulletins for Magic 105.4FM and Verity Geere will be reading the news on Neil Fox’s Breakfast Show, Liz Lane will be editing the afternoon and evening news, with Kelly Withers reading the Magic news bulletins. Ursula Hansford will be reading the Sky News Radio bulletin which is syndicated to commercial radio stations nationwide.

http://www.skypressoffice.co.uk/SkyNews/Resources/showarticle.asp?id=2932

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