|Sky News Today|
|Created by||Sky News|
|Presented by||Colin Brazier|
|Opening theme||Sky News theme|
|Country of origin||UK - Broadcast internationally|
|Production location(s)||Studio 21, Sky Central |
|Running time||9/2002-10/2005 & 9/2016-10/2016 & 10/2018-present: 2.5 hours|
10/2005-10/2007: 6 hours (2 separate editions)
10/2007-2/2009 & 10/2016-10/2018: 4 hours
|Original network||Sky News|
|Picture format||16:9 (1080p)|
|Original release||September 2002 –|
Sky News Today is a live news programme on Sky News which currently runs between 11:00am and 1:30pm on weekdays and is presented by Colin Brazier and Jayne Secker from Monday to Thursday. Tom Macleod and Samantha Washington present the Friday edition.
Sky News Today was launched in September 2002, presented by Martin Stanford and Julie Etchingham, broadcast on weekdays between 10:00am and 1:00pm. In contrast to the rest of Sky News' coverage at that time, Sky News Today was largely presented from the heart of the newsroom, with frequent use being made of a large videowall at the back of the newsroom.
When Sky News underwent a major relaunch in October 2005, Sky News Today relaunched with it; it was brought forward an hour, now running from 9am to 12pm, and an afternoon edition was introduced, from 2pm until 5pm. The programme was now also presented by three presenters at a time: the morning edition by Martin Stanford, Anna Botting and former BBC News presenter Anna Jones, and the afternoon edition by Mark Longhurst, Stephen Dixon and new signing Ginny Buckley. The three-presenter format was axed in early 2006, with the strand returning to a more traditional two-presenter format.
In October 2007, Sky made the move to single headed presentation with Julie Etchingham becoming the anchor of Sky News Today between 9am and 1pm on weekdays; news summaries were presented by Colin Brazier.
From Tuesday 8 January 2008, former BBC Breakfast anchor Dermot Murnaghan replaced Julie Etchingham as main presenter of the show. Etchingham moved to ITV News to present the relaunched News at Ten with Sir Trevor McDonald. Likewise Emma Crosby took over the news summaries from Colin Brazier who moved to Afternoon Live to work alongside Kay Burley. However, shortly after taking up the headline post, Crosby moved to Sky's business news department, and then onto GMTV.
In February 2009, Sky News Today was reduced by one hour, broadcasting from 10am to 1pm (once again since October 2005), with The Live Desk running from 9am to 10am.
From January 2011, the strand started airing on Saturdays, and no longer featured a news summary presenter. Dermot now presented Monday to Wednesday with Colin Brazier presenting from Thursday - Saturday.
In September 2014, as part of a schedule revamp at Sky News, double-headed presentation was reinstated; a new strand running from 9am to 12pm weekdays was launched, presented by Colin Brazier and Jayne Secker. Dermot Murnaghan now presents a lunchtime slot from Monday to Wednesday.
From 26 September 2016, the slot moved to start at 11am, as part of a new schedule; from 24 October, it was extended to 4 hours, finishing at 3pm.
During the summer of 2017, the program had a different format. Seeing as All Out Politics was on a summer break, one presenter presented from 10-12, it was double headed from 12-1, and then the presenter who started at noon took over from 1-3.
As of April 2019, on Mondays to Thursdays the program runs from 11am until 1.30pm, with Ian King Live following from 1.30pm until 2pm. On Fridays, the program runs from 11am until 2pm as there is no Ian King Live.
|Dates||Presenter One||Presenter Two||Presenter Three||News Summaries|
|September 2002 - October 2005||Martin Stanford||Julie Etchingham|
|October 2005 - March 2006||Anna Botting||Anna Jones|
|March 2006 - July 2006||Anna Jones|
|July 2006 - September 2006||Chris Roberts|
|September 2006 - February 2007||Colin Brazier|
|February 2007 - September 2007||Martin Stanford|
|October 2007 - January 2008||Julie Etchingham||Colin Brazier|
|January 2008 - December 2010||Dermot Murnaghan||Various|
|January 2011 - August 2014||Dermot Murnaghan (Mon - Wed)
Colin Brazier (Thu - Sat)
|September 2014 - September 2016||Colin Brazier||Jayne Secker|
|Dates||Presenter One||Presenter Two||Presenter Three|
|October 2005 - May 2006||Mark Longhurst||Steve Dixon||Ginny Buckley|
|May 2006 - June 2006||Ginny Buckley|
|June 2006 - September 2006||Julie Etchingham|
|September 2006 - September 2007||Colin Brazier|
|September 2016 - present||Colin Brazier (Monday-Thursday)
Tom Macleod (Friday)
|Jayne Secker (Monday-Thursday)
Samantha Washington (Friday)
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- Deans, Jason (22 October 2007). "Etchingham to leave Sky News". London: Guardian Online. Retrieved 22 October 2007.
- Boulton, Adam (1 September 2014). "Sky News Tonight: Show Takes Fresh Approach". London: Sky News. Retrieved 13 March 2016.