Sky News: 24 Years Of 24 Hour Breaking News

Sky News: 24 Years Of 24 Hour Breaking News

At 6pm this evening, Sky News will be 24 years old!

The 24 hour news channel launched on Sunday 5th February 1989.

Penny Smith and Alastair Yates presented the first bulletin, followed an hour later by Bob Friend and Kay Burley.

Sky News has posted a video of the stories and events, as well as some of the changing faces, which has made the channel what it is today.

Updated: Tuesday 5 February 2013
Angela Barnes leaves Sky News

After 10 incredible years at Sky, I’m leaving to take up a Correspondent position at Euronews NBC! I’ll be on daily breakfast show Good Morning Europe with @NewsAMorgan. Exciting times but I’ll be very sad to leave Sky and will miss my amazing colleagues immensely!…

Martha Kelner joins Sky News as Sports Correspondent

Martha Kelner – Chief Sports Reporter at The Guardian – is joining Sky News as Sports Correspondent. She was previously Athletics Correspondent at the Daily Mail where she started her career as a trainee. “I’m thrilled to be joining Sky News at such an exciting…

Sky News reveal Political Correspondent changes for 2018

Sky News has revealed changes to their on-screen political team. Beth Rigby is now Deputy Political Editor. “Delighted to be promoted to Deputy Political Editor Sky News. Looking forward to starting the new role in earnest in September,” said Beth. Nick Martin will take up…