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NIALL PATERSON TO ANCHOR FRIDAY NIGHTS ON SKY NEWS

Sky News presenter Niall Paterson is to launch a brand new show on Sky News this Autumn.



The host, who is currently the lead presenter of Sky's Daily Podcast, will launch Friday Night With Niall Paterson later this year airing 7-10pm. It will include the latest headlines as well as a look back at the biggest news stories of the week.



The new show follows a relaunch of Sky News' primetime schedule. In September, Sky launched the Politics Hub with Sophy Ridge which airs Mon-Thu from 7pm. Ridge vacated Sunday mornings to lead the new show. Trevor Phillips replaces Ridge on Sunday mornings.


Earlier this month, Sky launched The UK Tonight with Sarah Jane Mee which takes the 8pm slot. Yalda Hakim will join Sky from the BBC next month as host of a new 9pm World News programme.



Yalda Hakim, said: “I am honoured and excited to be joining Sky News as lead world news presenter. I have long admired Sky for its smart, fearless and world-class reporting. At a time when global media must work harder than ever to earn the confidence of our viewers, I look forward to giving my all as part of one of the most talented and accomplished news teams anywhere.”


David Rhodes, Executive Chairman Sky News Group, said:  "We’re so excited to have Yalda join Sky as our lead world news presenter. Sky News has always featured an award-winning international news report, with Alex Crawford, Stuart Ramsay, Dominic Waghorn, and so many colleagues on the front lines of our coverage every day...



"Yalda bolsters this multi-platform presentation—her professional accomplishments and personal journey make her an ideal addition to our newsroom.”

Sky News is available on Sky channel 501.


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