Michael Watkins is Leaving

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    Johnnie
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    #15998 Reply

    Johnnie
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    Sky News Presenter Michael Watkins is leaving Sky after 5 years with the Company. Michael who started freelancing with Sky in May 1999 has presented coverage of the Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraqi conflicts.

    Michael told me earlier today

    “I’m leaving Sky of my own accord, to give myself the drive to explore pastures new. I also quite like the idea of sleeping at night.  
    I’ve really enjoyed my time at Sky News and although

    i won’t be doing regular night shifts anymore, I may still appear

    overnight very occasionally to cover emergencies! I hope to return to

    Sky at some point in the future. Best wishes, Michael Watkins”

    Good Luck Michael

    #15999 Reply

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    Doesn’t surprise me. I’d want to sleep at night as well

    #16000 Reply

    Robbbo
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    This is a shame. I like Michael Watkins as a presenter. The younger presenters make a refreshing change from the Allan Kings and David Fosters who seem to be on all the time. You would think after 5 years they would have used him in the daytime. I would be sick of nights after 5 years! When is he leaving? Is it possible to contact any of the presenters by e-mail. If so does Michael have an e-mail add?

    #16001 Reply

    Johnnie
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    I think he left last night.

    #16002 Reply

    Tanya
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    Michael Watkins was doing overnight shift today and yesterday. Is he back for good or just helping Sky on their shortage of overnight presenters?
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    Tanya

    #16003 Reply

    Newsroom
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    Shortage of overnight presenters???????

    Karin Giannone, Mai Davis, Hannah O’Sullivan, Kevin Owen and Martin Popplewell have not presented overnight for a good while since AnJali has come on the scene.

    I seen a report on sunrise on Tuesday morning about 7.30am that Michael Watkins had drawn up.

    #16004 Reply

    Johnnie
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    Many of the overnight presenters do a Sunrise Package..

    #16005 Reply

    Hello
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    Robbbo+Apr 13 2004, 01:28 PM–>(Robbbo @ Apr 13 2004, 01:28 PM)
    Is it possible to contact any of the presenters by e-mail. If so does Michael have an e-mail add?

    If you are looking to email presenters your best bet is to try the email address firstname.secondname@bskyb.com eg karin.giannone@bskyb.com

    #16006 Reply

    Johnnie
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    Michael is coming back to Sky in December (freelancing)

    #16007 Reply

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    Johnnie+Oct 21 2004, 10:38 PM–>(Johnnie @ Oct 21 2004, 10:38 PM)
    Michael is coming back to Sky in December (freelancing)

    Aha, that would explain why I saw him on the night shift at the weekend.

    #16008 Reply

    sir drinks alot
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    well good luck for the future Michael in what ever you do

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