Al-Jazeera International has signed up Sky News presenter David Foster. Foster will join the team of the new English-language version of the Arab satellite news channel, which launches early next year.
AJI is understood to be trying to sign a number of big-name presenters to host segments on the channel.
Foster, who has been a journalist for 33 years, has worked for Sky News since 1997 as a news presenter and business news correspondent.
“David has a passion for news and for this channel’s mission to deliver the facts without a domestic agenda,” said Nigel Parsons, the managing director of al-Jazeera International.