News UK Broadcasting today announces the appointment of Kate McCann to the new role of Political Editor at talkTV, the major new TV channel due to launch early in 2022.
Currently Political Correspondent at Sky News, Kate will bring heavyweight Lobby experience to this pivotal role across the talkTV primetime schedule, including regular appearances on Tom Newton Dunn’s weeknight news and current affairs show. She will also contribute to News UK’s speech stations, talkRADIO and Times Radio.
Kate said: “talkTV will be a new and distinctive voice in UK news and we’re determined to bring top quality journalism and analysis to people in the way they want it. I’m incredibly excited to be joining the launch team and to be part of something that will shake up how we think about political reporting. I can’t wait to get stuck in.”
Scott Taunton, CEO of News UK Broadcasting, said: “Both on and off camera we are assembling a world-class team to bring talkTV to the nation, and Kate is the perfect choice as our Political Editor. One of the sharpest rising stars in the Lobby, her incisive analysis and ability to deliver world class scoops will add significant insight to our audience’s understanding of the mechanics of Westminster.”
Kate’s appointment follows the announcement earlier this week that Tom Newton Dunn will host a major, primetime news and current affairs show weeknights on talkTV. The lively, hour-long prime time show will give viewers the news that matters to them in a straight and balanced way.
talkTV will offer a mix of programming. There will be proper news bulletins, sports and entertainment shows, as well as current affairs, debate, opinion and documentaries which call on the expertise of journalists and broadcasters from across News UK’s roster of brands, including talkRADIO, talkSPORT, Virgin Radio, Times Radio, The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times.