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Jonathan Samuels (born 1972) is a British broadcaster and journalist. He is currently a Presenter for Sky News, and will present Sunrise from October 2016. Previously he was Australia correspondent for Sky News, the 24-hour television news service operated by Sky Television, part of British Sky Broadcasting. He was based in Sydney from 2011 to 2014.
Previously, Samuels was chief correspondent on Five News and an occasional presenter. He was a reporter for Sky News and before that, a journalist with the BBC, where he presented and reported for BBC Look East and BBC Spotlight. He began his broadcasting career as a BBC trainee at BBC Radio Cornwall.
Samuels was educated at The King's School, an independent school in Chester in Cheshire, and later studied at Loughborough University and then Cardiff University, where he obtained his postgraduate diploma in broadcast journalism.
Life and career
A journalist for 20 years, Samuels has covered all manner of major domestic and international stories, from natural disasters to crime to politics. In the last few years he has reported from Brussels and Turkey on terror attacks, Beijing on the missing MH370, Iraq, covered the crisis in Zimbabwe, broadcast from the Falkland Islands, was in the United States for the 2008 election and covered the conflicts between Israel and Gaza, and Israel and Lebanon. At Sky News he presented the Michael Jackson trial reconstructions which also aired on Sky One. He lives in West London with his wife and two young children.
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Jonathan joined Five News in 2007, and since then has covered major international stories, including the conflict in Iraq, the troubles in Zimbabwe, the devastating cyclone in Burma, Barack Obama’s election as US President and the death of Michael Jackson.
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