Just two weeks after ending his radio career with 2GB, Alan Jones has signed exclusively with 24-hour news network Sky News Australia to anchor a new weeknight primetime program.
Premiering Monday 6 July at 8pm AEST, the show to be called just Alan Jones will air live four nights a week across Sky News on Foxtel and regional free-to-air news channel Sky News on WIN.
The Sky News weekday line-up from 6pm will now feature programs hosted by Peta Credlin, Andrew Bolt, Jones and Paul Murray.
Alan Jones said: “It’s a privilege to be asked to work with such a strong and committed team. I am sure that through the engagement with my viewing audience, we will be able to make a difference. There are real issues facing Australians today. We will be addressing them.”
Paul Whittaker, chief executive officer, Sky News Australia said: “With a connection to his audience like no other, we are delighted Alan joins Sky News Australia exclusively as anchor of new weeknight primetime program Alan Jones, the only place to watch and listen to Australia’s most successful broadcaster.”
Jones will continue as a columnist with News Corp mastheads The Daily Telegraph and The Australian.
Jones first joined Sky News in 2013 as co-anchor of Richo & Jones with Graham Richardson. He then went on to host Jones & Co, followed by Jones & Credlin with Peta Credlin.