Apart from Emma Hurd who handled the Sharon stroke story almost alone (JT was flown out to add muscle; I thought unnecessarily) but who is really Sky’s Jerusalem correspondent as she does not ‘do’ the whole M.E., where are the live reports or even packages from the rest? Even the US correspondents have gone a lot quieter.
Peter Sharp risked his life for a month in Iraq (gawd, Peter, is London that bad?!) only to have his packages shoved on to a morning schedule, as if Sky aren’t quite sure what to do with this type of reporting any more. It would have been on with JT on Live at Five before, or just after that imo.
Bestic is back from India. Have Sky shut their India bureau?
The very good Dominic Waghorn got a slight look-in vis a vis avian flu and google stories, but is otherwise sadly absent.
And Glen O’ Glaza was reporting on TB’s jumbo engine scare this morning live from Joburg…. WHERE oh where is the one and only David Chater? If he’s filing packages from somewhere in Africa, as far as I can see his bosses aren’t running them. Is he still Africa correspondent and for how much longer one wonders?
Ireland correspondent, not that that’s exactly ‘foreign’ is working in London now too.
Seems you have to be there to get any really interesting work and yet…..it’s pretty tedious story-wise most of the time here too!
I miss the foreign reporting! I wonder if its been hit by swingeing budget cuts. I’d like someone at Sky to answer, but I feel that I’m just a fee-paying grunt who has no right to know anything.
Sky looks pretty, but the BBC is running a lot more interesting world news, guys. Wakey wakey if thou wishes to.
the OP makes a good point actually, can’t say I’ve seen much in the way of foreign news since the relaunch. maybe they’re worried about stealing any thunder from World News tonight? Then again, I’m not sure it would fit in to the new lightweight Sky News Today programmes – which only seem to have a 3 story count these days.
Great to see David Chater in Yemen, although I’ve missed some of his reports; just caught the one about dodgy privet-hedge munching What time are his packages usually on? I admit I usually tune in about once a day, early eves – live at five? after that?
cheers. Hope it continues!!