Thursday, September 15, 2016

Sarah-Jane Mee replacing Eamonn Holmes as new anchor of Sunrise on Sky News; will broadcast from 17 October from Sky Central's new glass studio.

Sarah-Jane Mee will be the new main anchor of the breakfast morning show Sunrise on Sky News with Jonathan Samuels as co-presenter from 17 October with a new look for the programme.

Sarah-Jane Mee is replacing Eamonn Holmes who is leaving Sky News (DStv 402) along with a lot of longtime Sky News anchors as the TV news channel is cutting down costs.

Sarah-Jane Mee and Jonathan Samuels will anchor Sunrise from Mondays to Thursdays. Stephen Dixon will continue to host Sunrise Fridays to Sunday with Isabel Webster.

Sunrise with Sarah-Jane Mee and Jonathan Samuels will be broadcast from the new state-of-the-art, glass studio that Sky News has been constructing at Sky News' studios in Osterley in West London called Sky Central.

The new studio will give Sunrise a new on-air look.

Sarah-Jane Mee has been a familiar face on Sunrise, and Jonathan Samuels, a senior correspondent, has been further honing his skills as night-time sit-in anchor on Sky News.

Joining Sarah-Jane Mee and Jonathan Samuels will be sports presenter, Jacquie Beltrao and weather presenters, Isobel Lang and Nazaneen Ghaffar.

Sarah-Jane Mee started her career at Sky, left and returned to Sky News in 2008.

"I'm so excited about returning to the Sunrise hotseat; taking over from Eamonn is a real honour and I I feel privileged that I will be starting the day with Sunrise viewers around the UK and beyond, " says Sarah-Jane Mee in a statement.

"Live news is always such a thrill, you never know where the morning will take you and I looking forward to finding out.”

John Ryley, the head of Sky News, says "I'm delighted that Sarah-Jane is to anchor Sunrise. She's enjoying a stellar career here at Sky and will bring a fresh outlook to Sunrise, combining a lightness of touch with sharp journalistic nous; I know she will excel in her new role."