Sky News Today
is a programme on Sky News
which currently runs between 10:00am and 1:00pm and is presented by Dermot Murnaghan
(Mon - Wed) and Colin Brazier
(Thu - Fri)
Launched by Sky News in 1998, Sky News Today
originally ran from 12-2 pm every weekday afternoon. The lack of differentiation in terms of content and tone, however, meant that there was no clear focus to the segment in a way that there later would be.
After being dropped in the autumn of 2001 as the channel shifted to more rolling output, the programme was resurrected in 2002, presented by Martin Stanford
and Julie Etchingham
between 10:00am and 1:00pm. The show remained like this until, in 2005, when Sky News underwent a major relaunch, and a second 'shift' was established to run between 2:00pm and 5:00pm in addition to the morning shift which now ran between 9:00am and 12:00pm. At this time, the show was presented by three presenters simultaneously.
In 2006, several changes were made to the format with the number of presenters reduced from three to two, and an increasingly large amount of time was spent at the news desk
rather than presenting the show from different locations around the Sky News Centre.
In October 2007, Sky made the move to single headed presentation with Julie Etchingham becoming the anchor of what was branded on press releases as Sky Today
however on air it is referred to as Sky News Today
. News summaries were presented by Colin Brazier
From Tuesday 8 January 2008, former BBC......