Former ABC and Nine political editor Chris Uhlmann joins Sky News

Sky News Australia has announced that former ABC and Nine political editor Chris Uhlmann has joined the team as a regular political contributor and analyst.

Joining host Peta Credlin on the Tuesday evening Credlin program, Uhlmann will provide his insights on the top political news, starting next Tuesday, April 16.

On Wednesdays, he will join chief news anchor Kieran Gilbert during the NewsDay program for analysis on the latest political headlines.

He will also work across Sky News documentary projects and special investigations.

“I am delighted to be joining Sky News as a contributor. I have watched the network since its inception and have always admired its commitment to journalism though straight-shooting broadcasters like Kieran Gilbert and Laura Jayes,” Ulhmann said.

“In 2010 I helped establish ABC News 24 and had a brutal reality check on just how hard it is trying to keep pace with Sky.

“Many have noted the network also encourages robust, opinionated debate. So robust it allowed commentators like Peta Credlin and Chris Kenny to passionately prosecute opposite sides of the Voice debate. Sky stands tall in the Australian media landscape. You may not agree with it, but you can’t ignore it.”

Sky News Australia’s chief executive, Paul Whittaker, said he’s looking forward to working with Uhlmann.

“Chris Uhlmann is a highly regarded political journalist who, through his decades of experience, has covered some of the biggest stories that have shaped Australia’s political history. We’re delighted Chris joins our unrivalled political team to provide our viewers with astute analysis and thought-provoking commentary, backed by sharp political instincts and an intricate understanding of the machinations of government,” he said.

A Walkley Award-winner, Uhlmann took the role of political editor of ABC News in February 2015. He joined the ABC as a radio producer from the Canberra Times in 1998 and has worked on ABC News, ABC News 24, and co-hosted the 7:30 current affairs program.

In 2017, he replaced Nine Network’s longstanding political editor Laurie Oakes and remained there until 2022.

He has also co-written a series of political novels set in Canberra which were later adapted into the television series Secret City for Foxtel. He is also the co-author of the children’s book The Useless Tune.


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