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Sky News appoints Stephen Conroy as political reporter

Former minister of communications, Stephen Conroy, is set to join Sky News as a political contributor.

The announcement:

STEPHEN CONROY JOINS SKY NEWS

SKY NEWS today announced former Victorian Labor Senator Stephen Conroy will join the channel in the role of Political Contributor.

From the SKY NEWS studios in Melbourne, Stephen will offer his political perspectives and policy expertise across the channel’s leading national affairs programs.

On joining SKY NEWS Stephen Conroy said: “I’m looking forward to being a part of the SKY NEWS team and continuing to shape the national political conversation.”

Angelos Frangopoulos, CEO Australian News Channel said: “I’m really pleased to welcome Stephen to our exclusive team of SKY NEWS political contributors. His policy experience across diverse government portfolios, from the position of both leadership and opposition, will add significant context on the issues driving the national conversation.”

Stephen Conroy served as a Senator for Victoria in the Australian Parliament for more than 20 years, including as the Leader of the Government in the Senate and as Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate.

During his time in Parliament, Stephen worked across multiple portfolio areas, most notably as the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy where he was responsible for the design and implementation of the National Broadband Network between 2007 and 2013.

Stephen has also held portfolio responsibilities in the areas of defence, trade and financial services.

In November 2016, Stephen was appointed as the Executive Director of Responsible Wagering Australia.

SKY NEWS continues to lead the national debate with informed opinion and expert analysis from an unparalleled line-up of exclusive political insiders including Peta Credlin, Andrew Bolt, Kristina Keneally, Mark Latham, Bronwyn Bishop, Peter Beattie and Paul Murray.

Stephen will contribute across the SKY NEWS services in Australia and New Zealand which are also available worldwide on Australia’s only multi-channel international IPTV service, Australia Channel.

Source: Media release

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