Sky News Makes Key Foreign Appointments
LONDON, Wednesday 12th September: Sky News has made key appointments to its foreign bureaux.Sam Kiley, currently Defence & Security Editor, will become Sky's Middle East correspondent based in Jerusalem. He joins Tom Rayner who has recently been appointed to a new role as Middle East News Editor.
Sam will have a broad remit, tasked with helping viewers understand a complex and volatile region that remains central to the news agenda. Sam will deliver for all of Sky News’ platforms from across the region.
In other foreign bureaux moves Mark Stone has been appointed Asia Correspondent and will take up the role later this year. Mark will be based in Beijing at a critical time in China’s history as a new leader is selected for the coming decade.
In the US Hannah Thomas-Peter has been made New York correspondent reporting on a wide range of stories from the country's business and financial hub.
Sarah Whitehead, Head of International News for Sky News commented: “It has been a remarkable couple of years for international news with foreign stories dominating our coverage like never before. The quality of our journalism has been recognised with an array of awards that is testament to the excellence, passion, creativity and bravery of our teams covering stories across the world.”
Sam replaces Emma Hurd who has decided to return to South Africa, she will continue to work for Sky on a freelance basis.