Martin is a former presenter on Sky News
Martin’s broadcasting career spans over 25 years, beginning at BBC local radio, before joining BBC Southampton on the nightly news programme, South Today, in 1986.
Four years later he moved to BSB News and soon after the merger of BSB and Sky Television, Martin joined Sky News at the height of the Gulf War, after working as a field producer in Amman, Jordan.
He has presented Sky’s coverage of some of the biggest breaking news stories in recent history: the death and subsequent funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales; the Paddington rail crash; the school shooting in Dunblane and the IRA bombings in London, Warrington and Manchester.
Martin also reports on state occasions. He anchored Sky’s coverage of the wedding of Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones.
Martin Stanford has announced he is to leave Sky News after 25 years with the broadcaster. “So it’s farewell to Sky News after 25 years. It’s been fun,” Martin said on Twitter this evening. “Now, as President Bartlett liked to say, “What’s next?” #watchthisspace” Martin…
And we're live! Months of hard work (not mine, obvs) creating the kit for the big night #uselections pic.twitter.com/TXEWELLI — Emily Purser (@EmilyPurser) November 4, 2012
Sky News Promo – Martin Stanford Show
This is it. The polls are open in the 2015 General Election and will close at 10pm, where the result of the exit poll, which has been jointly commissioned by the BBC, ITV and Sky, will be revealed. All three networks, along with Channel 4,…