Michael Watkins is Leaving

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Johnnie
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Post by Johnnie » Sat Apr 10, 2004 8:06 pm

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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Post by Kristian » Sun Apr 11, 2004 7:31 am

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

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Post by Robbbo » Tue Apr 13, 2004 9:28 am

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?

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Post by Johnnie » Tue Apr 13, 2004 9:32 am

I think he left last night.

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Post by Tanya » Fri Oct 01, 2004 8:22 am

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

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Post by Newsroom » Fri Oct 01, 2004 3:48 pm

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.

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Post by Johnnie » Fri Oct 01, 2004 3:56 pm

Many of the overnight presenters do a Sunrise Package..

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Post by Hello » Fri Oct 01, 2004 4:11 pm

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

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Post by Johnnie » Fri Oct 22, 2004 6:45 pm

Michael is coming back to Sky in December (freelancing)

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Post by Martyn » Wed Dec 08, 2004 9:08 pm

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.

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