Sharri Markson gets Sky News political program and Outsiders goes nightly in lineup reshuffle

Sky News has announced the The Daily Telegraph’s national political editor Sharri Markson will anchor her own weekly show while the controversial Outsiders program will take a daily weeknight slot.

In a shakeup to the channel’s evening lineup, the 8pm weeknight slot will feature political programs with Markson hosting her own program on Mondays with Outsiders going to air at 11pm Monday to Thursdays on Sky News’ Foxtel channels and free-to-air with WIN TV.

Sharri Markson will host a Monday night political spot on Sky News Photo: Salty Dingo

Outsiders has been a regular problem for Sky, with the program recently being forced to apologise to Senator Sarah Hanson-Young after David Leyonhjelm attacked her during an interview.

Previously the show was dropped after one of its original hosts, former Labor leader Mark Latham, attacked a number of  Sky News colleagues and made homophobic remarks about a schoolboy.

The Outsiders’ Sunday morning slot will remain after the weeknight program launches on October 15.

Continuing the political theme for weeknights, Sky News political contributors, former Liberal Party apparatchik Michael Kroger and Labor Senator Stephen Conroy will anchor Conroy & Kroger on Thursdays at 8:00pm,

Angelos Frangopoulos, CEO of Sky News’ owner, the Australian News Channel, said: “Over the years we have built up Australia’s most talented and compelling on-air team. I’m really pleased that Sharri Markson, Stephen Conroy and Michael Kroger have joined that extraordinary line-up of hosts.”

Veteran journalist Janine Perrett will continue her involvement the station said, appearing as a regular panellist on The Last Word and Paul Murray LIVE despite her evening program being axed earlier this week.


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