Sky News has revealed its 2023 line up with a new look weekday primetime schedule with Sharri Markson joining taking the 5 pm slot on Mondays through to Thursdays in February.
Piers Morgan will make a return to Sky News Australia with Piers Morgan Uncensored every Tuesday-Friday at 11 pm.
Peta Credlin’s slot has moved to 6 pm on weeknights while Andrew Bolt’s The Bolt Report will start at 7 pm each Monday-Thursday.
Chris Kenny, who previously held the 5 pm slot, will host Chris Kenny Tonight at 8 pm. Paul Murray Live, meanwhile, will return to its 9 pm timeslot each Sunday-Thursday.
Launching on the primetime schedule will be The Late Debate at 10 pm each Monday-Thursday hosted by James Macpherson, Liz Storer, and Caleb Bond and promises to bring “debate and discussion with passion, and a bit of late-night fun.”
Former Queensland Senator and Sky News Contributor Amanda Stoker will host Sunday with Stoker at 7:00pm. Sky said that Stoker will bring “conviction and common sense to all the big issues.”
With the coronation of King Charles III coming in May, Sky will debut The Royal Report, a new weekly program hosted by SkyNews.com.au contributor Caroline Di Russo Sundays at 10:00pm. Russo’s new show promises to have “all the latest information from her team of Royal experts and insiders” — not just titbits from Prince Harry’s new book.
Peter Stefanovic will host First Edition from 5.30 am on Weekdays and will cross live to the FOX Sports News Team and Sky News Weather. AM Agenda with Laura Jayes will follow at 9 am with NewsDay hosted by Tom Connell and Ashleigh Gillon at 11 am.
Chief news anchor Kieran Gilbert and political editor Andrew Clennell will lead Afternoon Agenda live from Parliament House, Canberra every weekday at 2 pm as well as hosting Sunday Agenda at 8 am.
Ross Greenwood will return for Business Now on weekdays at 4:30 pm and Business Weekend, on Sundays at 11 am. Greenwood will also host a new series, The Secrets of My Success profiling Australia’s most successful and colourful business leaders.
Sky News will be launching, The Rita Panahi Show: Overtime, a new digital-only show on Flash every Monday. It will also be available as a podcast across all Sky News digital platforms including SkyNews.com.au and Sky News Australia’s YouTube channel.
Rowan Dean’s Outsiders will be a weekly one-on-one podcast with “mavericks and gamechangers.” A new Sky News Australia app will launch in early 2023 with content delivered in “a fresh new way,” apparently.
Paul Whittaker, chief executive officer, Sky News Australia said:
“As we look to the year ahead, we will continue to bring Australians quality public interest journalism and a diverse range of news, opinion and investigative programming across subscription and free-to-air television, digital, social media, and audio platforms.
“As our audience expects, we will strive to tell all sides of the story and will not shy away from the broad spectrum of viewpoints on any number of issues which impact our nation.”
Here is the full schedule:
(From 16 January 2023)
- First Edition with Peter Stefanovic, weekdays at 5:30am, returns 16 January
- AM Agenda with Laura Jayes, weekdays at 9:00am, returns 16 January
- NewsDay with Tom Connell, Monday and Friday from 11:00am – 2:00pm, Tuesday – Thursday from 11:00am – 12:00pm, returns 16 January
- NewsDay with Ashleigh Gillon, Tuesday – Thursday from 12:00pm – 2:00pm, returns 16 January
- Afternoon Agenda with Kieran Gilbert and featuring Andrew Clennell, weekdays at 2:00pm, returns 16 January
- Business Now with Ross Greenwood, weekdays at 4:30pm, returns 16 January
- Sharri with Sharri Markson, Monday – Thursday at 5:00pm, returns in a new timeslot from 20 February
- Credlin with Peta Credlin, weeknights at 6:00pm, returns 16 January
- The Bolt Report with Andrew Bolt, Monday – Thursday at 7:00pm, returns 16 January
- Chris Kenny Tonight with Chris Kenny, Monday – Thursday at 8:00pm, premieres 16 January
- Paul Murray Live with Paul Murray, Sunday – Thursday at 9:00pm, returns to the program’s heritage timeslot from 16 January
- The Late Debate, hosted by James Macpherson, Liz Storer and Caleb Bond, Monday – Thursday at 10:00pm, premieres 16 January
- The Front Page with Jenna Clarke, Monday – Thursday at 10:30pm, returns 16 January
- Piers Morgan Uncensored with Piers Morgan, Tuesday – Friday at 11:00pm, returns in a new timeslot 10 January
- Erin with Erin Molan, Fridays at 5:00pm, returns in a new timeslot 20 January
- The Rita Panahi Show with Rita Panahi, Friday at 7:00pm, returns in a new timeslot 20 January
- The U.S. Report with James Morrow, Friday at 8:00pm, returns as a one-hour program 20 January
- The Media Show with Jack Houghton, Friday at 9:00pm, returns in a new timeslot 20 January
- Weekend Edition with Jaynie Seal and Tim Gilbert, Saturday and Sunday from 6:00am, returns 21 January
- Sunday Agenda with Kieran Gilbert and Andrew Clennell, Sunday at 8:00am, returns 22 January
- Outsiders with Rowan Dean, Rita Panahi and James Morrow, Sunday at 9:00am, returns 22 January
- Business Weekend with Ross Greenwood, Sunday at 11:00am, returns 22 January
- Sunday with Stoker with Amanda Stoker, Sunday at 7:00pm, premieres 29 January
- Bernardi with Cory Bernardi, Sunday at 8:00pm, returns in a new timeslot from 22 January
- The Royal Report with Caroline Di Russo, Sunday at 10:00pm, premieres 22 January