23 February 1972 |
Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England
|Awards||BT Young Journalist of the Year|
Lorna Dunkley (born 23 February 1972 in Cirencester) 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.
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.
Life and career
Dunkley undertook researcher work with ITV Westcountry in Plymouth. 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 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. Dunkley left Sky News in July 2016, after a round of job cuts.
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