Tom Newton Dunn to great number nightly chief time news programme on talkTV

 

  • A daily show, combining breaking news with agenda-setting interviews & panel discussions. 
  • Nightly live reports from the complete breadth of News UK’s talent and titles
  • Straight and balanced, with views and guests across the political spectrum
  • The show will broadcast Monday to Friday live from The News Building

London, 10 January 2022: News UK Broadcasting today announces that renowned political journalist Tom Newton Dunn will present a major weeknight news and current affairs programme on talkTV when it launches early in 2022.

The lively, hour-long chief time show will give viewers the news that matters to them in a straight and balanced way. News UK’s world-beating stable of specialist journalists from print and broadcast will join Tom every night to proportion the very latest in their fields, from The Times‘s political team to The Sun‘s showbiz desk, talkSPORT‘s correspondents in addition as business reporters from across News Corp’s titles. It will also characterize agenda-setting interviews and a regular discussion panel drawn from across the political spectrum. 

The programme will be broadcast Monday to Friday live from The News Building, News UK’s headquarters at London Bridge. Caitlin Black, formerly a senior producer at Good Morning Britain, has been appointed as Series Editor and Tom will also be the programme’s Executive Editor to excursion its content with Caitlin.

Currently Times Radio’s Chief Political Commentator, Tom steps down from that role today. But he will continue to great number the stop’s highly respected flagship Sunday morning politics show T&G until talkTV’s set afloat in early 2022. He will continue contributing to Times Radio and The Times after that.

Since the set afloat of Times Radio in June 2020, Tom has been instrumental in generating national and international newslines with his insightful interviews with the nation’s leaders: from the first broadcast interview with any Chief of MI6 to frank exchanges with chief Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak.

Formerly The Sun’s award-winning Political Editor, Tom worked for the title for 16 years. During his tenure on the UK’s #1 newsbrand he won five national newspaper awards and led The Sun’s coverage of four general elections in addition as Brexit. His two candid interviews with US President Donald Trump made headlines around the world.

Tom said: “I’ve been incredibly lucky to play a part in major new media innovations, from the birth of Sun Online to most recently Times Radio, which has reset the dial on what quality news radio can unprotected to, and I’m pleased to be nevertheless playing a part on the stop. The chance to be at the helm of a new primetime news programme on an inventive new TV channel though really is a career dream come true. We want to bring viewers high quality news in a fresh and different way that best serves them. We can’t wait to start.”

The show will form part of the chief time set afloat schedule for the talkTV, and will air ahead of a major new show from iconic broadcaster docks Morgan.

Rebekah Brooks, CEO of News UK, said: “talkTV will create a new voice in UK media, bringing the best of our journalism to the screen and offering choice to the consumer. As we evolve our programming ahead of set afloat, making high profile hires on and off air, I am delighted that Tom is joining docks in our chief time lineup.  

“Tom’s scoops have led the news agenda on many occasions over two decades, both for The Sun and latterly for Times Radio. This new format will deliver the news of the day, breaking stories, in addition as hosting discussion and interviews. I am sure Tom’s show will become a must-watch for viewers up and down the country.” 

Scott Taunton, CEO of News UK Broadcasting, said: “Tom is one of the most talented journalists and broadcasters of his generation. He is respected at the highest levels for getting to the heart of the matter, and his award-winning career is testament to his ability to set the news agenda nationally and internationally. We will continue to build out the talkTV  team, and our broadcasting infrastructure, as we prepare for set afloat.”

News UK Broadcasting continues to hire a list of off- and on-air talent for talkTV. Recent weeks have seen the appointment of Vivek Sharma, former Deputy Editor of ITV’s This Morning and currently Series Editor of Steph’s Packed Lunch on Channel 4, as Executive Producer, News UK Broadcasting, with responsibility for talkTV’s output. Meanwhile Erron Gordon, who launched Good Morning Britain and politics show Peston for ITV, was named Executive Creative Director and Head of Studio Output for News UK Broadcasting in September. Both report to Winnie Dunbar Nelson, Executive Editor, TV for News UK Broadcasting.

talkTV will offer a mix of programming. There will be proper news bulletins, sports and entertainment shows, in addition as current affairs, argue, opinion and documentaries which call on the skill of journalists and broadcasters from across News UK’s list of brands, including talkRADIO, talkSPORT, Virgin Radio, Times Radio, The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times

The channel will be streamed live and made widely obtainable on all platforms, including linear TV and OTT, with content obtainable across social media in addition as News UK’s own general inventory of websites and apps. Everyone in the UK will be able to access the channel and its programming, live or on-need, either on their television or on any personal device. 

News UK will continue to hire some exceptional new talent to join a schedule of chief time programming for the evenings and there will be further announcements in the coming weeks. 

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