Rubin to host world news show on Sky

Former US state department spokesman James Rubin is to join Sky News
next month as anchor of its new international show, World News Tonight
with James Rubin.

World News Tonight will broadcast between 8pm and 9pm each weekday from Sky’s new studios at Osterley.

Rubin
spent three years as President Clinton’s assistant secretary of state
for public affairs and chief spokesman for the State Department from
1997 to May 2000.

During the 2004 presidential election, Rubin served as senior foreign policy adviser to Senator John Kerry.

Most
recently he has been a visiting professor of international relations at
the London School of Economics and the host of PBS series Wide Angle, a
weekly international affairs programme.

Sky News has also signed
up BBC Breakfast and BBC London presenter Gillian Joseph to anchor its
evening output alongside Sky News regular Chris Roberts.

Each
weekday from 9pm, Joseph and Roberts will anchor the evening news,
including the 10pm bulletin. At 10.30pm, Sportsline, a new half-hour
review of the day’s sporting action will air, before they return for an
hour at 11pm, for a look ahead to the following day’s news agenda.

Joseph
started her career with the BBC in Manchester before becoming a radio
reporter and producer with Radio Merseyside. She moved to London in
1998, working as a reporter and newsreader on Radio 1. Since then she
has reported for the BBC’s Black Britain programme, and both the One
and Six O’ Clock News, Newsnight and Holiday.

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