Sky News appoints Matthew Bayley as Head of Specialist Journalism

Sky News appoints Matthew Bayley as Head of Specialist Journalism
Updated on Thursday 21 February 2013 by @TVNewsroom

Sky News has appointed the Daily Telegraph’s News Editor Matthew Bayley to the newly created role of Head of Specialist Journalism.

Matthew will head up Sky’s team of specialist correspondents and editors from June 2013.

“Sky News is a world class broadcaster with ambitious plans for the future. I am thrilled to be joining it at such an exciting time,” said Matthew.

“I am exceptionally proud of everything I have been part of at The Daily Telegraph and wish my colleagues every success in the future as I take on this new challenge.”

Matthew has been News Editor of The Daily Telegraph since September 2007 and has been at the heart of the paper’s coverage of every major news event, including the 2008 financial crisis, 2010 general election and last year’s Olympics.

John Ryley, Head of Sky News said: “Matthew joins Sky News with a first class record of delivering agenda-setting stories, not least the Telegraph’s award winning and game-changing exposure of the MPs expenses scandal, as well as digital innovation and editorial leadership.”

In a further move, after two very successful years running Sky News’ foreign coverage, Sarah Whitehead is to become Head of Home News and Deputy Head of Newsgathering.

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