Sarah-Jane Mee and Jonathan Samuels named new presenters of Sky News Sunrise

HomeNewsSarah-Jane Mee and Jonathan Samuels named new presenters of Sky News Sunrise
sarah-jane-mee-and-jonthan-samuels

Sky News has today announced that Sarah-Jane Mee is to become the new host of Sky News Sunrise, taking over from Eamonn Holmes.

Jonathan Samuels, senior correspondent for Sky News, has been appointed Sarah-Jane’s co-host. They will be joined by sports presenter, Jacquie Beltrao and weather presenters, Isobel Lang and Nazaneen Ghaffar.

Sarah-Jane and the team will be presenting from a new glass studio in Sky’s recently opened contemporary workspace, Sky Central, from late October bringing a new look and feel to the programme.

“I’m so excited about returning to the Sunrise hotseat; taking over from Eamonn is a real honour and I feel privileged that I will be starting the day with Sunrise viewers around the UK and beyond,” said Sarah-Jane.

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

Sarah-Jane began her career at Sky, starting as a runner for Sky Sports before moving to ITV to become a sports reporter and presenter in the Midlands. There she hosted sports shows Central Soccer Night, Hancock’s Half Time and Pulling Power. After co-hosting the breakfast show on Heart FM in the Midlands she returned to Sky in 2008.

She has been working for Sky News and Sky Sports ever since including fronting Saturday Night Football and Cricket AM on Sky Sports and regularly presenting across the Sky News schedule including a stint as lead presenter on Sunrise earlier this year. She has broken major news stories live on air including the death of Margaret Thatcher and the Brussels terrorist attacks.

John Ryley, Head of Sky News, added: “I am 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.”

Sarah-Jane and Jonathan will be on air from Monday 17th October. Stephen Dixon will continue to host Sunrise Friday through to Sunday alongside co-host Isabel Webster.

Posted on Thursday 15 September 2016
Mark White Images - Sky News (2)

Former Sky News correspondent Mark White is joining GB News. Mark spent 22 years at Sky covering crime, policing, security and terrorism, including the 7/7 London bombings in 2005 and every major UK terrorist attack since. Raised in Hawick, Scotland,… Read more

Sarah-Jane Mee Images - Sky News (19)

Sky News presenter Sarah-Jane Mee will return to the channel on Monday (28 June) after taking maternity leave. “And just like that. Rae turned 1. What a scary, testing, bizarre, maddening, but ultimately magical year we’ve had together,” Sarah-Jane tweeted…. Read more

Tom Macleod Images - Sky News (1)

Presenter Tom Macleod has announced he is leaving Sky News and broadcasting in general for pastures new. Tom – who has been with Sky News since 2014 – said “I’ve had a good time doing the job but there’s no… Read more