Sky News host Janine Perrett accepts redundancy after ten years

After ten years with the broadcaster, Janine Perrett announced today she had accepted redundancy from Sky News and would be leaving.

Sky News would not comment on if more staff had accepted redundancies, with a spokesperson saying it does not comment on staff issues.

The channel did thank Perrett for her contribution over her tenure.

“We would like to thank Janine Perrett for her outstanding contribution to Sky News over the years and we wish her all the best for the future,” said the spokesperson.

Perrett began her career as a business reporter with The Australian in 1979, before moving to London as the paper’s correspondent. She then moved to the US with the title before returning to Australia in 1989 to take up the helm as business news editor for The Sydney Morning Herald.

After roles at Nine, where she founded The Small Business Show and anchored it until its close in 2002, she took on a guest presenter role with ABC Radio and wrote a column for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Perrett joined Sky News Business in 2010, firstly to host The Perrett Report, but went on to appear across both it and Sky News in a variety of roles including on Paul Murray Live, The Friday Show, The Last Word and Heads Up. She also regularly filled in for other hosts across the network.

Sky News recently announced its 2020 lineup, which saw Derryn Hinch dropped and former radio host Chris Smith join.


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