Sky News presenter Caroline Marcus apologises to Nine for Ben McCormack claims

Sky News’ political reporter and anchor, Caroline Marcus, has issued an on air apology for suggesting the Nine network knew about A Current Affair reporter Ben McCormack’s attraction to young boys but failed to act upon it.

In a correction aired on the Credlin program, Marcus aimed her apology at Nine’s director of news and current affairs Darren Wick.

Marcus – a former ACA journalist herself – had previously claimed that Nine management was aware of her ex colleague’s predilictions but failed to address them. McCormack was convicted of child pornography offences earlier this month.

The apology:

Marcus said: “neither Sky News or I intended to suggest that was the case and apologise for any hurt or embarrassment cause by our discussion”.

Marcus apologised on air for any “hurt or embarrassment caused”

The full apology:

“On the Credlin project last Friday 8 December, I discussed the recent conviction and sentencing of former Nine network employee Ben McCormack on two counts of child pornography offences.

“Some viewers may have understood us to be saying that people who worked with Ben McCormack and Nine and the management of the Nine network and in particular the national news and current affairs director knew of and covered up or turned a blind eye to the pedophile conduct of Ben McCormack.

“Neither Sky News or I intended to suggest that was the case and apologise for any hurt or embarrassment caused by our discussion.”


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