Laura Jayes

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Laura Jayes
Years active2006 – present
EmployerSky News Australia
Known forJournalism, television presenting
Spouse(s)Alex Hart

Laura Jayes is an Australian journalist and television presenter. Jayes currently co-hosts First Edition and AM Agenda on Sky News Australia.[1]


Jayes joined Sky News in 2006 as a reporter, and in 2011 became a political reporter and member of the press gallery based in Canberra.[1] She was the presenter of Lunchtime Agenda before the program was axed in June 2015.[2][3]

Jayes returned to Sydney in 2014 and in 2015 began anchoring the Friday edition of NewsDay.[1] Jayes was nominated as favourite female personality in the 2014 ASTRA Awards.[4]

On 18 January 2016, Jayes was given her own primetime program The Latest with Laura Jayes which aired on weeknights.[5][6]

In November 2016, Jayes became just the third Australian journalist granted a visa to Nauru, which houses a large Australian asylum seeker processing centre, the Nauru Regional Processing Centre. Nauru has restricted access to the country to members of the media.[7]

In October 2018, Jayes moved from hosting NewsDay to co-hosting breakfast programs First Edition and AM Agenda.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Jayes grew up in the Sydney suburb of Cronulla.[9] In October 2015, Jayes married Seven News reporter Alex Hart in Adelaide and the couple live in Bellevue Hill.[9][10] In December 2016, Jayes announced that she was pregnant with her first child.[11] Jayes' birthday is Christmas Eve.[12]


  1. ^ a b c "Connect – Sky News Team". Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  2. ^ "ASTRA Conference 2014 Speaker Biographies" (PDF). ASTRA. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Sky News – Lunchtime Agenda (with Laura Jayes)". 24 November 2014. Archived from the original on 10 March 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  4. ^ Knox, David (31 January 2014). "ASTRA Awards 2014: viewer-voted nominees". TV Tonight. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  5. ^ Knox, David (17 January 2016). "Airdate: The Latest with Laura Jayes". TV Tonight. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  6. ^ "New roles for Laura Jayes & Brooke Corte at Sky News". Mediaweek. 18 January 2016. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  7. ^ Robin, Myriam (23 November 2016). "Sky News' Laura Jayes third reporter granted access to Nauru". Crikey. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  8. ^ Tutty, Josie (30 September 2018). "Laura Jayes joins Kieran Gilbert as co-anchor of Sky News' First Edition and AM Agenda". Mumbrella. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  9. ^ a b Veerhuis, Jennifer (1 July 2016). "From Canberra to Belleuve Hill: Laura Jayes' beachside pad is a home away from politics". Home Mag. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  10. ^ Vlach, Anna (18 October 2015). "Crows, Port and footy fans wed in a jam-packed wedding weekend". Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  11. ^ "Sky News recruit's unusual role". Retrieved 18 December 2016.
  12. ^ "Laura Jayes on Instagram". Instagram. 24 December 2016.

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