Sky News will hit the road in 2017 with its flagship programs First Edition, AM Agenda, PM Agenda, Speers Tonight and Paul Murray Live criss-crossing the country each month broadcasting live from suburban and regional communities.
Throughout the year Sky News will air close to 100 special live outside broadcasts from more than 25 locations across the country starting with Morwell in Victoria, the Sunshine Coast in QLD and then WA.
Australian News Channel CEO Angelos Frangopoulos said: “Sky News is committed to the coverage of the news that matters to all Australians. This initiative is one of the largest programming commitments in our history and will see five of our leading national affairs programs and their anchors on the road each month uncovering the issues facing the suburbs and regions across Australia.”
Joined by new Sky News political reporter for the people Caroline Marcus, Paul Murray kicked off his roadshow in the lead up to Australia Day Live from Manilla and Tamworth in NSW. His next stop will be the Sunshine Coast in Queensland on Thursday February 23. Paul Murray Live will broadcast from the Maroochy RSL from 9pm (AEDT) with local people encouraged to be part of the audience by registering to email@example.com.
Flagship programs First Edition and AM Agenda anchored by Sky News chief political reporter Kieran Gilbert, and PM Agenda anchored by Sky News political editor David Speers will head out of Canberra each month to better inform the Sky News audience of the issues and challenges facing towns and suburbs.
The first Sky News People’s Agenda broadcast will be from Morwell Victoria, with the week-long coverage commencing Monday January 30.
New to Sky News in 2017
• The Morning Shift, weekdays at 9:30am: Led by Sky News political reporter Tom Connell, The Morning Shift will be anchored each day by four members of the Sky News family including Ashleigh Gillon, guaranteeing fresh perspectives and a lively discussion of the news as it breaks.
• Richo, Fridays from February 3 at 8pm: Australia’s ultimate political insider Graham Richardson returns bringing his unique insights into a range of the day’s topics, not just politics.
• Paul Murray Live, Monday-Thursdays 9pm-11pm: extends to two hours a day Monday to Thursday from 9pm. PML Overtime gives Paul a second hour to extend the debate and the analysis, covering the stories that you might have missed.
• Heads Up, Monday-Thursdays at 11pm: Chris Kenny looks ahead to what will make headlines the following day, with exclusive access to the front pages of the major papers nationally. Featuring interviews with newsmakers on unfolding events and insightful commentary and analysis on where the top stories might track, with plenty of laughs along the way.
• Saturday Edition, Saturdays from 7am-10am: New signing Caroline Marcus joins Paul Murray and sports anchor Greg Thomson for a feel good start to the weekend with the day’s news, sports, entertainment and weather.
• Sunday Edition, Sundays from 7am – 8:30am: Kristina Keneally joins Peter van Onselen for a lighter take on the day’s news and politics. Kristina also joins Peter for Sunday Agenda, Sundays at 8:30am.
• Outsiders, Sundays at 10:00am: Former Labor leader Mark Latham, former Liberal MP Ross Cameron and editor of The Spectator Australia Rowan Dean, are back to fire up Sunday mornings with their no holds barred observations on the political week that was.
• Politics HQ, Sundays from February 5 at 8pm: Nick Reece pulls back the curtain on politics, media and culture and explains what is really going on. With guests who are prepared to call it as they see it on politics, policy-making and how the media really works.
Sky News 2017 program schedule
• First Edition with Kieran Gilbert and Amy Greenbank (Weekdays at 5am)
• AM Agenda with Kieran Gilbert (Weekdays at 8:30am)
• The Morning Shift with Tom Connell and members of the Sky News team (Weekdays at 9:30am)
• PVO NewsDay with Peter van Onselen (Monday – Thursdays from 12pm – 4pm)
• To the Point with Peter van Onselen and Kristina Keneally (Monday – Thursdays at 1pm)
• PM Agenda with David Speers (Monday – Thursdays at 4pm)
• The Latest with Laura Jayes (Weeknights at 6pm)
• The Bolt Report with Andrew Bolt (Weeknights at 7pm)
• Beattie & Reith with Peter Beattie and Peter Reith (Mondays at 8pm)
• Jones & Co with Alan Jones and Mark Latham (Tuesdays at 8pm)
• Credlin Keneally with Peta Credlin and Kristina Keneally (Wednesdays at 8pm)
• Speers Tonight with David Speers (Thursdays at 8pm)
• Richo with Graham Richardson (Fridays at 8pm)
• Paul Murray LIVE and PML Overtime with Paul Murray (Monday – Thursdays from 9pm – 11pm)
• Heads Up with Chris Kenny (Monday – Thursdays at 11pm)
• NewsDay with Ashleigh Gillon (Fridays from 12pm – 4pm)
• Pyne & Marles with Christopher Pyne and Richard Marles (Returns Friday February 10 at 1pm)
• The Friday Show with Janine Perrett (Fridays at 4pm)
• The B Team with Peter Berner (Friday and Saturdays at 9pm)
• SportsNight with Luke Doherty (Friday, Saturday and Sundays at 10pm)
• Saturday Edition with Paul Murray and Caroline Marcus (Saturdays from 7am -10am)
• Weekend Live with Ahron Young (Saturdays from 10am – 2pm and Sundays from 11pm – 2pm)
• Sunday Edition with Peter van Onselen and Kristina Keneally (Sundays from 7am – 8:30am)
• Sunday Agenda with Peter van Onselen and Kristina Keneally (Sundays at 8:30am)
• Outsiders with Mark Latham, Ross Cameron and Rowan Dean (Sundays at 10am)
• Weekend Agenda with Jim Middleton (Sundays at 4pm)
• Karvelas with Patricia Karvelas (Sundays at 7pm)
• Politics HQ with Nick Reece (Sundays at 8pm)
• The Perrett Report with Janine Perrett (Sundays at 9pm)
Photo: Sky News 2017 fresh faces Caroline Marcus, Leanne Jones, Natalie McDonald, Amy Greenbank, Charlotte Mortlock and Emma Ralph. Picture: Bob Barker/News Corp