Lorna Dunkley

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Lorna Dunkley
Born (1972-02-23) 23 February 1972 (age 43)
Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England
Occupation Sky News presenter
Awards BT Young Journalist of the Year

Lorna Dunkley (born 23 February 1972 in Cirencester)[1][2] is an English newsreader, television presenter and journalist. She is currently a news anchor for Sky News, Sky's 24-hour television news network and hosts programming from the Sky News Centre in West London, including weekend slots from 12-noon to 2.00pm, as well as every Monday from 2.00pm - 5.00pm.

Early life[edit]

Dunkley was born in Cirencester, Gloucestershire and when she was six months old her family moved to Cornwall where she grew up.[3]

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.[4] 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[5] 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 further strengthen the weekend presenting line-up, joining Steve Dixon, Mark Longhurst and Chris Roberts.[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.[3] She and her husband Brad live in west London[7] with their two sons James and Ollie.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://twitter.com/skylornad/status/305312831128076288
  2. ^ http://search.findmypast.co.uk/results/world-records/england-and-wales-births-1837-2006?firstname=lorna&lastname=dunkley&county=gloucestershire
  3. ^ a b c "Lorna Dunkley: Sky Presenter & Cornish Local". Cornwall Life. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Q&A with Lorna Dunkley". TV Newsroom. Retrieved 25 August 2008. 
  5. ^ "Lorna Dunkley". TV Ark. Archived from the original on 23 July 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2008. 
  6. ^ "Lorna Dunkley". Sky News. Archived from the original on 16 September 2008. Retrieved 25 August 2008. 
  7. ^ a b "Lorna Dunkley: Biography and Images". TV Newsroom. Retrieved 17 January 2015.