Alistair Bunkall is a Correspondent for Sky News specialising in Defence. He took up this role in 2012. He has broken a number of exclusive stories as Sky’s Defence Correspondent including the privatisation of the UK’s Search and Rescue service to an American company, the deployment of British military assets to assist the French mission in Mali and the news that BAE Systems had signed a deal with Oman to manufacturer Typhoon jet aircraft for the country.
Previously he was the channel’s Business Correspondent a role he held from 2010 – 2012. His time in the role coincided with one of the busier and more turbulent periods in the history of the global economy. Alistair reported from around Europe on the crisis affecting the Eurozone and covered the double-dip recession in the UK.
He has also been a key figure on some of the biggest domestic stories of recent times including the Royal Wedding and the death and funeral of Margaret Thatcher.
Alistair has also reported on the conflict and humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, and the terror attacks in Norway. He reported from the waters around Utoya Island, the memorial services held in Oslo and on Anders Breivik's first court appearance.
Alistair studied at the University of Bristol before doing a Post Graduate Course in Journalism at City University, London. Since then Alistair has worked for the BBC One o’clock news, ITV Central and ITV Thames Valley before taking up his role at Sky News in 2007.
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