Gillian Joseph

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Gillian Joseph
Born Gillian Joseph
(1969-07-20) 20 July 1969 (age 48)
Coventry, West Midlands
Education City University
Occupation Newsreader
Notable credit(s) Newsroom South East
BBC London News
BBC News
Sky News
Spouse(s) Tunde Adebayo (m. 1996)

Gillian Joseph (born 20 July 1969)[1] is a British newscaster currently working for Sky News.

Since October 2016, Joseph has hosted from 5 pm to 8 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.[2]

Early life[edit]

She was born in 1969 in Coventry.

Her parents originated from Dominica in the Caribbean. Her parents returned to Dominica, where her mother worked as a teacher, but the family later returned to England. She has two daughters and a son.


Joseph was an MA student at City University in London, studying Broadcast Journalism.

Journalism career[edit]

Joseph originally worked for the BBC in Manchester, as well as working as a radio reporter for Radio Merseyside.

She worked for Newsbeat on BBC Radio 1 in 1994.

In 1998, she moved to London and presented Newsroom South East, until it ended in 2001. She then went on to present its replacement BBC London News until 2005, when she moved to Sky News.

During her time at Sky, Joseph has presented various different slots, including Sky News at Ten and Sky News in the evening alongside Jeremy Thompson.

From 2007, until October 2016, Joseph presented Sunrise alongside Mark Longhurst, and then Stephen Dixon.

Other programmes[edit]

Joseph co-hosted the 2004 series called Evidence: Through My Experience with Pastor Dwight K. Nelson.

She is also a former reporter for the BBC's Holiday programme.

She also appeared on "Celebrity Mastermind" on the BBC in 2014, answering questions on her specialist subject "parables of the New Testament".[3]


  1. ^ "BBC Profile of Gillian Joseph". Archived from the original on 8 March 2005. Retrieved 14 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "Sky News Unveils New Schedule". 
  3. ^ "BBC One - Celebrity Mastermind, 2014/2015, Episode 7". Retrieved 28 March 2016.