Emma Crosby from Sky News is new face of GMTV

A Sky News journalist will join Kate Garraway on the sofa as the new face of breakfast television, it was revealed today.

Emma Crosby, a Sky News business presenter, will replace GMTV veteran Fiona Phillips, who announced her departure in September after 15 years on the show.

Crosby, who at 31 is one of the youngest presenters at Sky News, will step into Phillips’ shoes early in the new year, programme bosses said.

Phillips, who joined GMTV at its launch as entertainment correspondent in 1993, said quitting the breakfast programme was one of the “hardest decisions I’ve ever made”.

In a statement, Crosby said she was “absolutely thrilled” by her new role.

“I am very excited to be joining Britain’s leading breakfast programme and working alongside Kate Garraway, who is a great talent.”

Crosby began her career as a producer at BBC News 24, followed by spells as a newsreader at London’s Radio News Direct and LBC, according to her biography on the Sky News website.

In 1999 she joined The Money Channel as a reporter and newsreader, where she stayed for a year and a half before moving to London Tonight and Meridian Tonight as a reporter.

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