Emma Crosby to Front Five News

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Former Sky News and GMTV presenter, Emma Crosby is joining Five to present Five News at Seven.

Emma will present her first bulletin on 14th February, and Matt Barbet will continue to host the Five PM bulletin.

Matt said: “I’ve known Emma for years, and it’s excellent news that she is joining Channel 5 News at such an exciting time.”

Since leaving GMTV last year, Emma done some presenting for the BBC News channel and hosted the BBC National news on BBC One during the NUJ Strikes in early November 2010.

Emma said: “I am hugely excited about joining the team. From the outset, Channel 5 News have always enjoyed the reputation of offering viewers something a little bit different and I am over the moon to be a part of that. Matt and I studied at university together so I’m looking forward to the reunion too.”

David Kermode, editor of Channel 5 News, said: “I’m thrilled we have signed two of the brightest talents in the business to front our news programmes.”

Five News is set to be rebranded in the next few weeks.

Updated: Tuesday 1 February 2011