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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 broadcasting than newspapers.

Where else would have viewers seen or heard you before?
ITV Westcountry. Pirate FM (Freelancing at college)

What is your Best on-air moment?
July 7th Bombing. A very nerve wracking morning and as the full scale of the attacks became clear very frightening too.

What would you like to do before your career ends?
Interview Robbie Williams !!

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I walk lots with my dog. Visit Cornwall and my family as much as possible. I also swim and play the piano.

What advice would you give to anyone that would like to get into the broadcasting world?
Do as much work experience as possible. Contact all your local media organisations and be persistent.

A big thanks to Lorna for taking part.

Updated: Thursday 21 May 2009

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…

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…

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…