Lorna Dunkley

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Lorna Dunkley
Born (1972-02-23) 23 February 1972 (age 44)
Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England
Occupation News presenter
Awards BT Young Journalist of the Year

Lorna Dunkley (born 23 February 1972 in Cirencester)[1] is an English newsreader, television presenter and journalist. Until July 2016, she was a news anchor for Sky News, Sky's 24-hour television news network and hosted the weekend afternoon slot from 2-5pm.

Early years[edit]

Dunkley was born in Cirencester, Gloucestershire and when she was six months old her family moved to Cornwall where she grew up.[2]

Education[edit]

Dunkley undertook part-time school work with both BBC Radio Cornwall and Pirate FM 102. She graduated in Communication Studies from the University of Glamorgan (now the University of South Wales) and completed a post-graduate course in Broadcast Journalism at University College Falmouth.[citation needed]

Life and career[edit]

Dunkley undertook researcher work with ITV Westcountry in Plymouth.[3] She then became a reporter, covering stories including the Devon road protests and the environmentalist Swampy’s eight-day-long underground protest. She then fronted Westcountry Live[4] from 2000.

After going freelance, Dunkley joined Sky News in 2002, and after a period as a reporter presented Sky News Sunrise, Live at Five, Sky News Today and Sky News at Ten, mostly at weekends. She moved from Sky News Sunrise to the weekend presenting line-up, joining Steve Dixon, Mark Longhurst and Chris Roberts.[5] Dunkley left Sky News in July 2016, after a round of job cuts.[6]

Recognition[edit]

Dunkley was named the BT Young Journalist of the Year in 1996, and attended a Buckingham Palace reception as a Young Achiever in Business in 1998.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Dunkley has two sisters.[2] She and her husband Brad live in west London[7] with their two sons James and Ollie.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://twitter.com/skylornad/status/305312831128076288
  2. ^ a b c "Lorna Dunkley: Sky Presenter & Cornish Local". Cornwall Life. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Q&A with Lorna Dunkley". TV Newsroom. Retrieved 25 August 2008. 
  4. ^ "Lorna Dunkley". TV Ark. Archived from the original on 23 July 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2008. 
  5. ^ "Lorna Dunkley". Sky News. Archived from the original on 16 September 2008. Retrieved 25 August 2008. 
  6. ^ "Andrew Wilson and other Sky News anchors leave ship". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 July 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "Lorna Dunkley: Biography and Images". TV Newsroom. Retrieved 17 January 2015.