Joe Hockey joins Sky News as US political contributor

Former ambassador and treasurer Joe Hockey has been snapped up by Sky News to fill a political contributor role from the US where he currently resides.

In the lead up to the channel’s 2020 US Election coverage, Hockey will play a ‘key on-air role’ from his base in Washington DC.

Hockey will appear across a range of programming, with a regular segment on Paul Murray Live, beginning today, and a number of spots throughout the schedule where he will provide ‘insight and analysis’ of US politics in the lead-up to and during the election.

On joining the channel Hockey said: “There’s never been a more important time to understand events in the United States. What happens here can have a deep impact on Australia and the world.

“As we face great political and economic challenges, I’m privileged to be able to witness events here in Washington and bring them to Sky News viewers.”

Sky News CEO Paul Whittaker said Hockey’s experience in both the US, but also internationally, made him unparalleled for the role.

“Joe’s extensive US and international political experience will provide viewers with an unmatched insight into the 2020 Presidential Election and its ramifications for Australia. We warmly welcome Joe to the Sky News Australia team,” said Whittaker.

Hockey served in the Australian Parliament for almost 20 years before moving to the US, working across a range of ministerial roles. He was the treasurer for the Abbott Government from September 2013 – September 2015.

The US heads to the polls for the 2020 election on Tuesday, November 3.


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