Live at Five (Sky News programme)

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Sky News at Five (formerly Live at Five) and Sky News at Six were the titles of Sky News' authoritative hour-long evening news round-ups, beginning at 5pm and 6pm, British time.

Format[edit]

Until October 2016, the slot was anchored by Jeremy Thompson on weekdays, providing a round-up of all the day's events and coverage of any late-breaking news. The programme ran until 6:30pm (7pm on Fridays), although the 6-7pm hour was known as Sky News at Six. The programme was branded Live at Five from the channel's launch in 1989 until April 2011, when a change in branding policy was introduced, and the majority of Sky News output was rebranded as simply Sky News. In October 2016, the programme was axed as part of a schedule change.

Rivals[edit]

The programme's main rival was BBC News at Five, anchored by Huw Edwards broadcast on BBC News only on digital. Channel 5 also air 5 News at 5 -their main news programme- at the same time.

Presenters[edit]

Dates Presenter One Presenter Two Weekend Presenter
March 1999 – September 2001 Jeremy Thompson Kay Burley Various
September 2001 - September 2002 Natasha Kaplinsky
September 2002 – October 2005 Anna Botting
October 2005 – October 2007
October 2007 - July 2016 Andrew Wilson
July 2016 - October 2016 Various