Sky News are recruiting new journalists to increase their operations, with an emphasis on Sky News Ireland, and their North of England coverage. They advertised a new North of England Correspondant, and Africa Correspondant. I wonder what this means for Stuart Ramsey, will he move to a new bureau or a different post?
I would be sad to see Stuart Ramsay leave the Africa correspondent job but it stretches my imagination beyond limit to think that Sky might be sending two correspondents to “Africa”…maybe Stuart is returning to London or wants a change from living behind 2 metre walls and armed response guards with his family in JHBurg?!
Rachel Amatt would be good in Africa if that’s what she wanted to do. However she seems to have one eye on what Emma Hurd is up to in Jerusalem!!
Sky have so few foreign correspondents. And some they have do ???? all day. Richard Bestic’s got a cushy job in fascinating India from where he very occasionally sends a Brit-linked “India” report; and last time I saw Colin Brazier he was swanning down a ski slope in Chamonix (can I have your job please Colin?)
Good luck to Stuart anyhow if he is planning a move.
I think Colin Brazier is a great reporter but we see very little of him since he moved to the Europe Correspondent job. I remember him doing the political reporting from Westminister. They should bring him back to the UK in a more high profile position.
If they do appoint a new Europe correspondent I hope they’ll find someone who can speak (or at least pronounce) French. Colin Brazier has done some good reports in the last year or two but he seriously mispronounces practically every French name he has to use. Don’t know too much about any other languages.
I think either Lisa Holland or Rachel Amatt would be great, although they’d be missed in London – to be able to travel to other hotspot stories I mean (like Rachel just did). I’m pleased that Sky look like they’ll have another woman foreign correspondent. Being in JHBurg means getting used to the lack of personal freedom & security which can be difficult to get used to and culturally after London it’s a bit , well, boring (so boring and scary = quite a combo). It would suit someone young and single tho’! Whoever it is has got to be able to cope with reporting from some really wild places as the “Big Stories” that will interest Sky would be like Stuart Ramsay’s reporting from Liberia. And oh, have fun with the malaria tablets and innoculations to go anywhere outside SA! Keep us posted, Insider….when will it be announced?