Sky News switching morning, afternoon anchors

Sky News has announced an anchor swap that affects its morning and afternoon schedule.

  • Beginning Oct. 14, 2019, Kay Burley, who currently anchors from 2 to 5 p.m., will become the anchor of the network’s morning show.
  • The show will drop its “Sunrise” name in favor of “Kay Burley@Breakfast.”
  • The new show will fill the same 7 to 9 a.m. timeslot as “Sunrise.”
  • Burley will anchor from Sky’s Westminster studios Monday to Thursday.
  • On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the show will broadcast from the network’s Osterly studios and be anchored by Stephen Dixon and Gillian Joseph in a move that’s designed to give a more relaxed feel for the weekend.
  • On those days, the show will be known as simply “@Breakfast.”
  • The formatting of the show’s name using the “@” symbol has already proven problematic — the network doesn’t appear to control the Twitter username “@breakfast” so typing the name in tweets results in it becoming a mention of an unrelated account.
  • Current “Sunrise” anchor Sarah-Jane Mee, meanwhile, will take Burley’s spot in the afternoon.
  • That slot, currently known as “The Kay Burley Show” will be renamed, quite appropriately, “The Sarah-Jane Mee Show.”
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