Sky News has announced former Prime Ministerial chief of staff Peta Credlin has been appointed Sky News contributor and will play a key on-air role during the channel’s 2016 federal election campaign coverage. Credlin will join the channel in May.
On joining Sky News, Credlin said: “To say a lot has happened since the coalition was elected in September 2013 would be an understatement. The Prime Minister has set up a challenge for the Senate which could deliver a lengthy double-dissolution campaign. There’s no doubt if this happens that the campaign will be a test of endurance in policy, political and funding terms for all parties and in particular Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten.
“My first federal campaign was in 2001 and every campaign is fascinating, every campaign matters and every campaign is different. I look forward to joining the well-respected political team at Sky News and adding some insider value to their coverage in 2016.”
Angelos Frangopoulos, CEO Australian News Channel, said: “Peta is a central figure on the Australian political landscape and we are delighted to welcome her to the Sky News team. Her experience navigating the mechanics of government from the position of both leadership and opposition will provide unmatched political insight during our election programming.”