Three additions to newsgathering line-up at Sky

Sky News has added three journalists to its newsgathering team as part of an recruitment drive aimed at filling 17 positions.

The news forward planning desk has appointed two news editors: Kirsty Thomson, a senior producer on the ITV News Channel, and Clive Kerfoot, a former news editor at Tyne Tees Television who started freelancing at Sky this month.

They join Sky News in September.

Thomson and Kerfoot will report to Phil Wardman, Sky News’s head of home news.

On the newsdesk, deputy news editor Mark Evans has been promoted to home news editor, one of four at the broadcaster. Evans, who has been at Sky News for 18 months, came from the Daily Star.

He will be replaced as deputy news editor by James Jordan a producer for Sky News Online.

Simon Cole, deputy head of news, said: “Ideas and tough decisionmaking are at the heart of newsgathering and these appointees have those qualities in spades.

“They will help maintain our lead over the rolling news competition.”

By Wale Azeez

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