Just two weeks after ending his radio career with 2GB, Alan Jones signed exclusively with 24-hour news network Sky News Australia to anchor the new weeknight primetime program, Alan Jones.
Alan Jones will premier on Monday 6 July and at 8pm AEST and 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.
Each week Alan will be joined by regular guests including former QLD Premier Campbell Newman, Sky News anchor Peta Credlin, The Daily Telegraph’s US correspondent Miranda Devine, social commentator and columnist Catherine McGregor, 2GB Overnights host Michael McLaren, The Australian’s Economics Editor and the new co-anchor of Business Weekend Adam Creighton and Alan’s old sparring partner and Sky News political contributor Graham Richardson.
Thursday nights will feature a lively panel discussion of guests including Senator Jenny McAllister, NSW Coalition MP Gareth Ward, commentator Jim Ball, Labor Shadow Minister Tanya Plibersek and Coalition Senator Amanda Stoker.
Alan Jones joins Chris Kenny, Peta Credlin, Andrew Bolt, Paul Murray and Peter Gleeson as part of the evening viewing on Sky News.
Jones retired from his radio show on 2GB earlier this year citing health reasons before increasing his role at Sky News Australia to four nights a week.
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.”