Sky News announces NSW Election coverage schedule

Sky News has announced it’s NSW Election coverage led by Kieran Gilbert, featuring a number of anchors and contributors.

The announcement:

As New South Wales residents head to the ballot boxes to cast their vote on Saturday 25 March, Sky News will bring viewers every update live with an expert election night panel that will deliver Australia’s best political coverage and analysis of the New South Wales Election 2023, live from Sydney.

New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet and Opposition Leader Chris Minns face off in the closest contest the State has seen in decades. It’s the first battle at the ballot box for two new leaders, both offering competing policies and pitches for the State’s future. The voters’ verdict will have significant ramifications for federal politics and the leaderships of Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Opposition Leader Peter Dutton.

Could the Liberals be wiped-out on mainland Australia? Will the Climate 200 Teals win the State seats on Sydney’s North Shore and Northern Beaches that they won federally last year? And what would a possible hung parliament mean for the State’s future?

Throughout election day Sky News will be live in the battleground seats that will make-or-break both party’s prospects, speaking to voters about the issues that have determined their decision. Join Tim Gilbert and Jaynie Seal from 6.00am AEDT for Weekend Edition, as candidates and campaigners prepare for a busy polling day. Peter Stefanovic hosts Weekend Live from 10:00am AEDT as the leaders cast their votes and make their last pitches, before Ashleigh Gillon brings you the final hours of critical voting from 2:00pm AEDT.

Then, the biggest and best coverage of NSW Election Night begins live at 5.00pm AEDT with Sky News Australia’s chief news anchor Kieran Gilbert leading the team to bring viewers rapid results and expert commentary during election night. Joining Kieran Gilbert for live coverage of all the results, is an unrivalled political panel including Sky News political editor Andrew Clennell, Sky News anchor Peta Credlin, former Labor Minister Joel Fitzgibbon, former Deputy Prime Minister and current Shadow Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Barnaby Joyce, NSW Labor Party president & federal communications minister Michelle Rowland, Sky News political contributor and former NSW Senator and Labor Cabinet minister Graham Richardson, and NSW minister for metropolitan roads and women’s safety Natalie Ward.

Dissecting the data for viewers, Sky News’ chief election analyst Tom Connell is back to break down the votes as they come in, with detailed analysis on key battleground regions and trends that will decide who the State’s next Premier will be.

Weighing in as the results come through, Sky News anchors Paul Murray and Laura Jayes will be reporting live from Labor HQ, while Chris Kenny and Sharri Markson will be on the ground at Liberal HQ.

In the lead up to election day, Kieran Gilbert will also host the Sky News / The Daily Telegraph People’s Forum on Wednesday 22 March at 7:30pm AEDT live from Penrith, with Dominic Perrottet and Chris Minns appearing in the last and most important debate of the 2023 State Election campaign.

Sky News Australia’s election coverage will be available to stream on SkyNews.com.au and to listen to on Sky News Radio, available on iHeartRadio. Australians abroad can keep up to date with the results on international streaming service Australia Channel.


Wednesday 22 March

7:30pm AEDT Sky News / The Daily Telegraph People’s Forum

Saturday 25 March

6:00am AEDT Weekend Edition with Tim Gilbert and Jaynie Seal

10:00am AEDT Weekend Live with Peter Stefanovic

2:00pm AEDT Weekend Live with Ashleigh Gillon

5:00pm AEDT NSW Election Night LIVE with Kieran Gilbert and the Sky News election night panel

Sunday 26 March

8:00am AEDT Sunday Agenda with Kieran Gilbert, Andrew Clennell and Tom Connell

Source: Sky News


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