Eamonn signs new five year contract to stay with Sky News

5th November 2013

Eamonn has signed a new five year deal to stay with Sky News. The deal will see Eamonn continue on in his current role as presenter of Sky News’ popular morning show, Sunrise with his team – presenter Charlotte Hawkins, sports presenter Jacquie Beltrao and weather reporters Isobel Lang and Nazaneen Ghaffar - as well as develop further programming opportunities across the channels.

Sunrise continues to be the flagship programme, achieving the channel’s highest ratings. Since Eamonn joined Sky News, Sunrise ‘s audience has more than doubled. Across a whole year, Sunrise reaches more than 11m viewers on Sky and all other digital TV platforms. In addition, the programme reaches an even wider audience through an innovative partnership that Sky News started with Yahoo! in August which provides a dedicated Sunrise hub on the Yahoo! news site, allowing users to access the live stream of the show and access on-demand highlights from each day. Sunrise can also be watched on Pick TV from 6 – 7am.

Eamonn said: “I am delighted that Sky News has put faith in me to build on the increasing success and awareness of Sunrise. I am surrounded by top professionals in the studio, in production and in the field. We all believe in the way we serve up our breakfast show and more and more digital and multi platform, as well as satellite and Freeview viewers,‎ are making us the programme they wake up to. ”

John Ryley, Head of Sky News, commented: “When Eamonn joined Sky News in 2005 it was a massive coup and eight years on that hasn’t changed. Eamonn’s inimitable style and rapport with his Sunrise team has proven hugely popular with our viewers. The show has consistently high ratings and I have thoroughly enjoyed watching it flourish over the last eight years.”  

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