Isabel Oakeshott returns to News UK for TalkTV
- Award-winning political journalist and broadcaster – and former Sunday Times political editor – joins the team
- Launching TalkTV on Monday, April 25 on linear TV platforms, connected TV, streaming services and social media platforms
Isabelle Oakeshottthe award-winning journalist and broadcaster, returns to News UK as a commentator, panelist and international editor for Talk TV.
Isabel, a former political editor at The Sunday Timeswill become a regular commentator and panelist on the station’s new major evening news and current affairs show, hosted by Tom Newton Dunn. She will also take on the role of international editor for TalkTV, reports on key news events from around the world. Isabel will also appear regularly elsewhere on the TalkTV schedule.
TalkTV’s flagship one-hour prime-time news program give viewers the news that matters to them in a direct and balanced way. News UK’s stable of specialist print and broadcast journalists will join Tom every evening to share the latest in their fields, from The temperaturethe political team The sunthe showbiz office, talkSPORT‘s as well as business reporters from across News Corp. It will also include calendar setting interviews and a regular panel discussion made up of all political backgrounds.
Isabelle Oakeshott said: “I am delighted to return to News UK, which is both a bastion of free speech and home to a host of world-class journalistic talent. I am delighted to join Tom’s show as a regular commentator as he seeks to redefine broadcast news and current affairs for contemporary audiences. And in my new role as international editor, I look forward to reporting from the field, on the biggest global news stories around the world.
Scott Taunton, Executive Vice President, Chairman of Broadcasting at News UK, said: “Isabel is one of the best known and most influential journalists and broadcasters operating in the UK. I’m thrilled to have her join the TalkTV schedule and we have more big name announcements to come.
“TalkTV will be a new voice for viewers who are interested in candid opinions and expert opinions on current affairs and current affairs. The channel was built for the streaming era and will be accessible on linear television as well only through social and on-demand programming.
Isabel is an authoritative political commentator. In addition to her work at the Sunday Times, she was political editor at the Daily Mail and held posts in many other national newspapers. She was a regular and respected political commentator in the British media.
His many scoops include an expose of diplomatic cables written by the British Ambassador to the United States, Sir Kim Darroch, leading to his resignation. She has co-authored several high-profile non-fiction books, including life supporton the state of the NHS; call me dave, an unauthorized biography of former Prime Minister David Cameron; White flag?, on the state of the British Armed Forces; and Farmageddon, an investigation into the true cost of cheap meat. The latter, written with a charity, has been translated into five languages.
TalkTV will begin broadcasting live in the UK from state-of-the-art studio facilities in Ealing and the News UK News Building headquarters in London Bridge.
Talk TV will go live for the first time on Monday, April 25 on linear TV platforms Sky, Blank media, DTT and freesat. TalkTV will also be broadcast via Amazon FireTV, AppleTV, Samsung TV Plus and on Youtubeas well as through the Talk.TV TalkTV iOS and Android website and apps. TalkTV will also be available via Facebook, instagram, ICT Tac, Snapchat and Twitter.
Piers Morgan uncensored, led by one of the most outspoken and popular personalities in international broadcasting, will be an intrepid forum for lively, intelligent debates and agenda-setting interviews; celebrating freedom of expression and the right of people to share their opinions. In a world first, the new and only sixty-minute daily show will air weeknights in the UK on Talk TVbroadcast on FOX Nation in the United States and aired in Australia on Sky News Australia.
The primetime launch schedule will also see the launch of The speech with the legendary Sharon Osbourne. Airing weeknights on TalkTV, the debate will bring together five famous, opinionated faces – all from different backgrounds and with different points of view – to debate the most interesting stories of the day.
Covering topics from the UK and around the world, panelists will present their candid views in honest and direct debate. For sixty minutes, the five personalities will dive deep into the issues that affect viewers the most, from current events to politics, from crime to health and from entertainment to sports.
TalkTV’s primetime schedule will also be simulcast on TalkRadio. And TalkRadio’s daytime talent roster, including Julia Hartley-Brewer, Mike Graham, Ian Collins and Jeremy Kyle, will air on TalkTV. TalkRadio has grown rapidly in recent years across all platforms including digital radio and the TalkRadio app, on YouTube and has been successfully streaming on TalkRadio TV since last year.
Everyone in the UK will be able to access TalkTV and its programming, live or on demand, on their TV or any personal device. The channel will be broadcast live and widely available across all platforms, including linear TV and OTT, with content available on social media as well as News UK’s vast inventory of websites and apps.
News UK continues to hire outstanding new talent to join a prime-time evening line-up with further announcements in the coming weeks.