Sky News Political Correspondent Kate McCann joins News UK in the new job of Political Editor at talkTV.
Kate will appear on her talkTV program’s primetime programming, with regularly appearing in Tom Newton Dunn’s weekly news and current affairs program.
She will also be contributing to talkRADIO as well as Times Radio.
Prior to joining Sky in the year 2018 she was employed at The Daily Telegraph as senior political correspondent, and The Sun as political correspondent.
Kate stated: “talkTV will be a distinctive and new brand in UK news, and we’re determined to deliver the highest quality news and analysis to viewers as they desire it. I’m thrilled to be a part of the team for the launch and to join something that’s going to change the way we view the way we report on politics. I’m eager to get started.”
Scott Taunton, CEO of News UK Broadcasting, said: “Both on and off camera, we’re assembling an elite group to deliver talkTV to the entire nation as well as Kate is the perfect fit for Our Political Editor. One of the brightest emerging celebrities in the Lobby and her sharp analytical skills and capacity to give high-quality information will give an important perspective to our viewers’ comprehension of the workings of Westminster.”
talkTV will provide a variety of programming. There will be news bulletins along with entertainment and sports programs along with current events, debates, opinions and documentaries that draw the experience of broadcasters and journalists News UK’s diverse roster of brands, which includes talkRADIO, talkSPORT Virgin Radio, Times Radio, The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times.
The channel will stream live and available across every platform that support linear TV as well as OTT as well as content accessible on social media platforms in addition to News UK’s vast collection of apps and websites. Everybody in the UK will be able access the channel and its content live or on demand, via their televisions or any other personal device.
News UK says there will be announcements of additional staff members joining the company in the coming weeks.
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