Peter Stefanovic joins Sky News as the channel announces its programming for the remainder of 2019

Sky News has announced its programming slate for the second half of 2019, including the decision on which Your Money hosts will stay on with the channel after the News Corp and Nine joint venture folded earlier this year.

As part of the announcement, the channel has also revealed Peter Stefanovic will join the team, taking on a co-anchor role on First Edition with current host Laura Jayes.

Peter Stefanovic and Laura Jayes

Stefanovic joins from Nine, where he and the network reached a ‘mutual decision’ he would leave his role as co-host of Weekend Today last year after growing controversy surrounding he and brother Karl Stefanovic.

First Edition airs Monday to Friday from 5am and is currently hosted by Jayes, who will stay on as co-host, and chief political reporter Kieran Gilbert.

Gilbert will be staying with the network as the host of AM Agenda, amid a changing political lineup for the channel after political editor David Speers was revealed to be joining ABC as the replacement host of Insiders post-Barrie Cassidy’s retirement.

AM Agenda, the channel’s political-focused morning show, will expand to three hours each weekday as of July 1 and see Gilbert joined by political report Annelise Nielsen. The duo will host the show live from Sky News Canberra.

Ticky Fullerton will also be joining the channel, having previously hosted flagship program Ticky on Your Money.  Fullerton has been named Sky News business editor and will lead the channel’s business coverage, alongside former-Your Money host Chris Kohler who is joining Sky News as business reporter. Fullerton will also host Business Weekend, premiering July 2, which will air every Sunday at 11am.

Ticky Fullerton

Fullerton will be joined by former-Your Money reporter Leo Shanahan, who has been named media editor of The Australian, and Kohler each week, with Kohler providing real estate reporting and Shanahan joining Fullerton to interview business talent.

Sky News chief executive Paul Whittaker said the channel was proud to be investing in news.

“Today’s announcements reflect our commitment to bringing viewers quality, comprehensive and unrivalled analysis of the issues affecting the nation, with Australia’s best team of journalists and anchors,” said Whittaker.

Sky News also announced that it has commissioned two documentaries to provide a look behind the headlines on two of Australia’s biggest news stories of the past few years.

Bad Blood: Toppling Turnbull and New Blood: Morrison’s Miracle will be a two-part documentary, launching in June, which will follow the results of the latest federal election. The duo will be run as a two-night TV event, hosted by Speers.

Lawyer X: The Untold Story is another documentary which will air on the channel, lifting the lid on the Nicola Gobbo Lawyer X scandal. It will be hosted by Stefanovic.

In the final change to the current lineup, Racing Dreams host, and former Today sports presenter, Tim Gilbert will co-anchor the weekend breakfast programs, Saturday and Sunday Edition, alongside Sky News anchor Jaynie Seal from July 6. The weekend breakfast programs are currently co-hosted by Seal and reporter Ahron Young, who took over from former-journalist Greg Thomson who was let go after a foul-mouthed rant at a charity event.


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