Lorna Dunkley Presents on a Monday Afternoon as well as at lunchtime on weekends, on Sky News
Lorna grew up in the Cornwall and went to University in South Wales where she got a BA Hons in Communication Studies. She then returned to Cornwall to study journalism and got a NCTJ post graduate diploma in Broadcast Journalism. After the course she went to Westcountry Television (now Carlton West Country) as a researcher.
Lorna spent eight and a half years at Westcountry TV working her way through the ranks doing jobs including regional reporter in Penzance, Exeter and Plymouth, sports reporter/presenter, bulletin producer and bulletin presenter. She later presented a daily half hour lunchtime news programme and Westcountry Live, the flagship regional programme.
Lorna presented other regional leisure and entertainment programmes such as Westcountry Weekend, Mad About Shopping, The Property Show and Counting the Pennies. She was also a presenter on LWTs “Record of the Year” show.
In 1996 Lorna won a BT Young Journalist of the Year Award and in 1998 was recognised as a “Young Achiever in Business” by The Queen at a reception at Buckingham Palace.
She went freelance in August 2002 and worked largely at Sky News, before becoming a permanent member of staff. She’s married to Brad Higgins, who is Director of Programmes at “attheraces” the Sky horse racing channel and lives in west London.
Presenters Andrew Wilson, Lorna Dunkley and Samantha Simmonds are to leave Sky News, according to reports. The Guardian says Wilson informed colleagues in an email early last week saying that among “lots of reasons” for leaving, the move to a new Sky News studio meant…
Name? Lorna Dunkley Age? 34 Where are you from? Bodmin, Cornwall How did you get started in broadcasting? Did Post Graduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism in Falmouth…then got researchers job at ITV Westcountry in Plymouth. When was that? 1993 Why News broadcasting? More interested in…
The TV Newsroom can reveal that Sky News presenter Lorna Dunkley is expecting a child in September. Dunkley, who currently presents mostly at weekends, will remain on our screens until mid-August. We would like to wish Lorna all the best.