Martin Stanford

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Martin Stanford (born 2 May 1958)[1] is an English journalist and former news presenter for Sky News, having worked for the channel from 1991 to 2016. He was the first British newsreader to announce the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, and presented a number of various different programmes on Sky News over the years, including Sunrise, Sky News at Ten and Sky News Today. Stanford also devised and presented, a programme which focused on the top stories across the Internet, between 2007 and 2010.

Until early 2016, Stanford presented Sky News on Saturday mornings from 10am to 12pm, including the slot #digitalview, which looked at the news from a technological standpoint. He also presented the Sky News Debate America, a weekly programme discussing American issues with two US-based pundits.

In April 2016, Stanford announced his departure from Sky News, after having worked at the channel for more than 25 years. During December 2016 Martin was covering shows over the Christmas schedules on LBC Radio [2] In January 2017 he was seen on TRT World, an English-language channel based in Turkey, presenting a programme called Insight.


  1. ^ "Q&A: Martin Stanford". The Scotsman. Retrieved 2016-06-30. 
  2. ^ "Martin Stanford on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-04-30.