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  • Johnnie
    Johnnie
    Keymaster

    Sky News Presenter Michael Watkins is leaving Sky after 5 years with the Company. Michael who started freelancing with Sky in May 1999 has presented coverage of the Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraqi conflicts.

    Michael told me earlier today

    “I’m leaving Sky of my own accord, to give myself the drive to explore pastures new. I also quite like the idea of sleeping at night.  

    I’ve really enjoyed my time at Sky News and although

    i won’t be doing regular night shifts anymore, I may still appear

    overnight very occasionally to cover emergencies! I hope to return to

    Sky at some point in the future. Best wishes, Michael Watkins”

    Good Luck Michael

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    Kristian
    Kristian
    Participant

    Doesn’t surprise me. I’d want to sleep at night as well

    #22376
    Robbbo
    Robbbo
    Participant

    This is a shame. I like Michael Watkins as a presenter. The younger presenters make a refreshing change from the Allan Kings and David Fosters who seem to be on all the time. You would think after 5 years they would have used him in the daytime. I would be sick of nights after 5 years! When is he leaving? Is it possible to contact any of the presenters by e-mail. If so does Michael have an e-mail add?

    #22377
    Johnnie
    Johnnie
    Keymaster

    I think he left last night.

    #22378
    Tanya
    Tanya
    Participant

    Michael Watkins was doing overnight shift today and yesterday. Is he back for good or just helping Sky on their shortage of overnight presenters?

    _________

    Tanya

    #22379
    Newsroom
    Newsroom
    Participant

    Shortage of overnight presenters???????

    Karin Giannone, Mai Davis, Hannah O’Sullivan, Kevin Owen and Martin Popplewell have not presented overnight for a good while since AnJali has come on the scene.

    I seen a report on sunrise on Tuesday morning about 7.30am that Michael Watkins had drawn up.

    #22380
    Johnnie
    Johnnie
    Keymaster

    Many of the overnight presenters do a Sunrise Package..

    #22381
    Hello
    Hello
    Participant

    Robbbo+Apr 13 2004, 01:28 PM(Robbbo @ Apr 13 2004, 01:28 PM)

    Is it possible to contact any of the presenters by e-mail. If so does Michael have an e-mail add?

    If you are looking to email presenters your best bet is to try the email address mailto:firstname.secondname@bskyb.com“>firstname.secondname@bskyb.com eg mailto:karin.giannone@bskyb.com“>karin.giannone@bskyb.com

    #22382
    Johnnie
    Johnnie
    Keymaster

    Michael is coming back to Sky in December (freelancing)

    #22383
    Martyn
    Martyn
    Participant

    Johnnie+Oct 21 2004, 10:38 PM(Johnnie @ Oct 21 2004, 10:38 PM)

    Michael is coming back to Sky in December (freelancing)

    Aha, that would explain why I saw him on the night shift at the weekend.

    #22384
    Sir drinks alot
    sir drinks alot
    Participant

    well good luck for the future Michael in what ever you do

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