Sky News at Ten

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Sky News at Ten is a long-running daily news show on Sky News, airing between 10:00pm and 11:00pm (including Sportsline at 10:45pm). From Monday to Thursday, the show is presented by Anna Botting, whilst Friday to Sunday Mark Longhurst fronts the programme.


The show was originally launched in 1999 following the move of ITV's News at Ten. At this time, the show used its own special version of the Sky News graphics and a unique mix of the Sky News Music.

Over the years, the show has been presented by many of Sky's presenters although between 2002 and October 2005, the show had no set presenters, with a group of five or six rotating the duties. These included Chris Roberts, Vivien Creegor, Stephen Dixon, Allan King, Emma Crosby, and Martin Popplewell.

In May 2010, Sky News at Ten began to air in the United States on the Fox Soccer Channel cable network at 2am Eastern Time until the start of the European season in August, mainly because of the programme's comprehensive look at the sports of the day and to reduce conflicts with ESPN due to sister network Sky Sports News usually airing at that time. The substitution of Sky News at Ten was purposeful, as Fox Soccer Channel was disallowed to use video imagery of the 2010 FIFA World Cup because of ESPN holding exclusive English language rights to the tournament, which would have necessitated heavy redaction of Sky Sports News broadcasts to remove those clips.

Presenter history[edit]

Dates Presenter One Presenter Two Weekend Presenter
1998–2001 Bob Friend Anna Botting
2001 – October 2005
Various Presenters
October 2005 – July 2006 Gillian Joseph
July 2006 – February 2007 Martin Stanford Gillian Joseph
February 2007 – December 2011 Anna Botting Stephen Dixon
January 2012 May 2012 Anna Botting Mark Longhurst
June 2012 – April 2013 Anna Jones Mark Longhurst
April 2013 – November 2014 Anna Botting Mark Longhurst
November 2014 - September 2015 Lorna Dunkley Mark Longhurst
September 2015 – present Anna Botting Mark Longhurst