News UK Broadcasting today announces that renowned political journalist Tom Newton Dunn will present a major weeknight news and current affairs programme on talkTV when it launches early in 2022.
The lively, hour-long prime time show will give viewers the news that matters to them in a straight and balanced way. It will also feature agenda-setting interviews and a regular discussion panel drawn from across the political spectrum.
The programme will be broadcast Monday to Friday live from The News Building, News UK’s headquarters at London Bridge. Caitlin Black, formerly a senior producer at Good Morning Britain, has been appointed as Series Editor and Tom will also be the programme’s Executive Editor to drive its content with Caitlin.
Currently Times Radio’s Chief Political Commentator, Tom steps down from that role today. But he will continue to host the station’s highly respected flagship Sunday morning politics show T&G until talkTV’s launch in early 2022. He will continue contributing to Times Radio and The Times after that.
Tom said: “I’ve been incredibly lucky to play a part in major new media innovations, from the birth of Sun Online to most recently Times Radio, which has reset the dial on what quality news radio can achieve, and I’m pleased to be still playing a part on the station. The chance to be at the helm of a new primetime news programme on an innovative new TV channel though really is a career dream come true. We want to bring viewers high quality news in a fresh and different way that best serves them. We can’t wait to start.”
The show will form part of the prime time launch schedule for the talkTV, and will air ahead of a major new show from iconic broadcaster Piers Morgan.