Sky News has announced The Herald Sun senior columnist and Sky News contributor Rita Panahi will expand her on-air role to anchor The Friday Show.
Audiences can join Panahi and her panel live each Friday at 4pm (AEDT) for a two-hour program commencing this week.
Panahi joined Sky News as a regular contributor in 2013 and has appeared on Paul Murray LIVE, The Bolt Report and Credlin.
Angelos Frangopoulos, CEO at the Australian News Channel, said: “As a contributor on Sky News, Rita’s thought-provoking analysis has added further depth to our national affairs coverage.
“I’m delighted Rita will extend her role with us to host The Friday Show.”
Commenting on her new role, Panahi said: “The Friday Show will have the usual mix of politics and current affairs that Sky News viewers know and love, but will also include pop culture, social issues and plenty of sporting content.”