Sky News has sacked presenter Mark Latham.
The News Corp owned station announced the ending of Latham’s contract on-air this afternoon.
The sacking came after the outspoken commentator picked several on-air fights, including attacking fellow Sky News contributor Kristina Keneally and broadcaster Wendy Harmer. But the issue reached boiling point this week when footage emerged from a show of a few weeks ago in which Latham labelled a schoolboy speaking up for feminism as “gay”
Sky News political editor David Speers told viewers: “Sky News has ended the contract of contributor Mark Latham. This follows a number of controversies in relation to his comments around Kirsitina Keneally, Wendy Harmer and indeed the story that’s been doing the rounds on a lot of news sites today in relation to some Sydney boys, high school students and a video the recorded for International Women’s Day.”
Latham has been co-presenting the right wing Sunday morning commentary show Outsiders along with Ross Cameron and former adman Rowan Dean.
Outsiders: Cameron, Dean and the now-axed Latham.
In response to Mumbrella’s question whether Outsiders would still be on air this Sunday without Latham, Sky News emailed the following statement: “Sky News has terminated the contract of Mark Latham effective today (Wednesday March 29, 2017).”
The statement concluded: “There will be no further comment.”