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Lorna Dunkley Presents on a Monday Afternoon as well as at lunchtime on weekends, on Sky News

Lorna grew up in the Cornwall and went to University in South Wales where she got a BA Hons in Communication Studies. She then returned to Cornwall to study journalism and got a NCTJ post graduate diploma in Broadcast Journalism. After the course she went to Westcountry Television (now Carlton West Country) as a researcher.

Lorna spent eight and a half years at Westcountry TV working her way through the ranks doing jobs including regional reporter in Penzance, Exeter and Plymouth, sports reporter/presenter, bulletin producer and bulletin presenter. She later presented a daily half hour lunchtime news programme and Westcountry Live, the flagship regional programme.

Lorna presented other regional leisure and entertainment programmes such as Westcountry Weekend, Mad About Shopping, The Property Show and Counting the Pennies. She was also a presenter on LWTs “Record of the Year” show.

In 1996 Lorna won a BT Young Journalist of the Year Award and in 1998 was recognised as a “Young Achiever in Business” by The Queen at a reception at Buckingham Palace.

She went freelance in August 2002 and worked largely at Sky News, before becoming a permanent member of staff. She’s married to Brad Higgins, who is Director of Programmes at “attheraces” the Sky horse racing channel and lives in west London.

Presenters Andrew Wilson, Lorna Dunkley and Samantha Simmonds are to leave Sky News, according to reports. The Guardian says Wilson informed colleagues in an email early last week saying that among “lots of reasons” for leaving, the move to a new Sky News studio meant…

Name? Lorna Dunkley Age? 34 Where are you from? Bodmin, Cornwall How did you get started in broadcasting? Did Post Graduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism in Falmouth…then got researchers job at ITV Westcountry in Plymouth. When was that? 1993 Why News broadcasting? More interested in…

The TV Newsroom can reveal that Sky News presenter Lorna Dunkley is expecting a child in September. Dunkley, who currently presents mostly at weekends, will remain on our screens until mid-August. We would like to wish Lorna all the best.

Sky News is looking to axe its business bulletins, according to the Guardian. The move would put six jobs at risk but will not affect flagship programmes such as Ian King Live. “We have put forward proposals that will mean we no longer have specific…

Sky News’ Anna Botting has given birth to a son! The boy, whose name has not been announced, was born before Christmas. Anna gave birth to her first child, Gracie, in late 2012, the same year that she was named as the Royal Television Society’s…

Dharshini David will join the ‘Sky News Tonight’ team while Sarah Hewson in on maternity leave. Sarah, who co-hosts the show with Adam Boulton, is expecting her second child and should return to Sky News Tonight in mid-2015. There must be something in the water…

I’ve received a few emails lately asking where Sky News presenter Anna Botting is? Anna is on maternity leave with her second child. The 46-year-old gave birth to her first child Gracie in late 2012, weighting 8lbs 12oz. Lorna Dunkley will be covering Anna’s 9pm-12am…

Sky News spent 24 hours (Sat 7 Spt – Sun 8 Spt 2013) in the A&E department of Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham. Sky News was live to see how one A&E department was coping and dealing with pressures on its staff and services. The Sky…

Sky News will broadcast live – for 24 hours – from the A&E department of Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham – one of Britain’s busiest and biggest A&E and trauma units. From 5pm on Saturday, Sky News will be live to see how one A&E department…

The funeral of Baroness Margaret Thatcher will take place today with live coverage on BBC, ITV and Sky News. The ceremony takes place at St Paul’s Cathedral following a procession from the Palace of Westminster. The service will be attended by the Queen and Duke…