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Yalda Hakim is joining Sky News as the organisation’s Lead World News Presenter. Hakim will present a new primetime programme as part of a multiplatform offering focused on international news.

An award-winning foreign correspondent, Yalda is currently a chief presenter for the BBC News channel where she hosts her flagship programme The Daily Global with Yalda Hakim.

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.”

The Sky News Group has a team of 800 talented journalists breaking stories for Sky News UK and TG24 every day. With correspondents based in bureaus around the world including Moscow, Beijing, Bangkok, Washington, Brussels and Johannesburg, Sky News has earned a reputation for taking the audience to the heart of where a story is unfolding.

Yalda Hakim will join Sky News at a date to be announced. Further details on her new show will also be shared at a later date.


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