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Laura Jayes joins Kieran Gilbert as co-anchor of Sky News’ First Edition and AM Agenda

Political reporter Laura Jayes will join chief political reporter Kieran Gilbert as co-anchor of its flagship breakfast news program First Edition and morning political program AM Agenda Live from Monday.

Jayes began her career at Sky News in 2006 as Brisbane reporter. Most recently she has held the role of political reporter and anchor of NewsDay and The Latest.

Jayes and Gilbert will co-host First Edition from Monday 

She has covered the 2012 and 2013 Labor leadership challenges, 2015 Liberal leadership challenge and three federal elections.

Jayes has also reported on Brexit from London, the war in Afghanistan from Kabul, Kandahar and Tarin Kowt and Donald Trump’s election win and inauguration in Washington. She is also one of the only journalists to have been granted access to Nauru.

“What a great privilege to be working alongside a wonderful mentor, excellent journalist and all-round decent human,” said Jayes. “I’m humbled to be invited into the homes of thousands of Australians. We all lead busy lives so we promise not to waste your time. You’ll only need to come to one place to find out exactly what you need to know in politics, business, news, weather and sport.

“Kieran and I will also join forces to bring you AM Agenda, the only weekday morning program dedicated to politics,” she added. “I’m proud of our track record on breaking political news – with the two of us, you can’t go wrong.”

Gilbert added: “Laura is one of the sharpest, best-connected and most insightful political journalists of her generation. I’m honoured to work with her. She is also hilarious and a great friend. I can’t wait to work with her.”

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