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Orla Chennaoui is a former presenter of Sky Sports News.

Orla joined Sky News as Northern Ireland Correspondent in 2006 and covered stories such as the Omagh bombing trial, the murder of former IRA member and British spy Dennis Donaldson, and the historic power sharing agreement which finally concluded the peace process in Northern Ireland.

She moved to the Sky News Centre in London in 2007, and since then has covered the trial of serial killer Levi Bellfield, the 21/7 terror trials, the Iranian sailor hostage siege and the intense diplomatic furore over ‘Mohammad’ the Sudanese teddy bear.

Orla stepped into a presenter role during the Lebanon war which saw her front all programmes on Sky News from Sunrise to News at Ten.

Growing up in Draperstown in Northern Ireland, Orla studied Law with French at Queen’s University Belfast and Rennes University in France. She completed her postgraduate degree in Journalism at Napier University, Edinburgh.

Following the birth of her son in 2018, Orla announced she would leave Sky Sports in 2019.