Deborah Haynes – defence editor of The Times newspaper – is joining Sky News as Foreign Affairs Editor.
Fleet Street's best defence editor (and my brilliant desk mate) @haynesdeborah is joining Sky News as Foreign Affairs Editor. An amazing hire.
— Matthew Moore (@mattkmoore) May 30, 2018
“I look forward to being a part of the team that reports on the biggest stories around the world and why they matter.” said Haynes.
Haynes graduated from the University of Cardiff in 1999 with a degree in law and Japanese.
In 2008, Haynes won the inaugural Bevins Prize and an Amnesty International UK Media Award for her work documenting the dangers that Iraqi interpreters faced after the withdrawal of British troops from the country. She also campaigned for Iraqi interpreters to be allowed to live in the UK.
Brilliant news that @haynesdeborah is joining us at Sky News as Foreign Affairs Editor. A superb journalist and formidable competitor on the defence beat, now on our team. Welcome!
— Alistair Bunkall (@AliBunkallSKY) May 30, 2018
@haynesdeborah yay! Great news. Welcome to the team.
— JayneSeckerSky (@JayneSeckerSky) May 30, 2018
She was awarded with an honorary degree from the University of Salford in Manchester in 2011.
Sky News director of news-gathering, Jonathan Levy, added: “Deborah is a brilliant journalist with nearly two decades of experience covering international affairs.
“Her appointment underlines Sky News’ commitment to original journalism and foreign news.”