More4 News Announces New Presenter

Kylie Morris is the new face of More4 News

More4 News announces the appointment of Kylie Morris as the programme’s new presenter. Kylie, who is currently Channel 4 News’ Asia Correspondent, will take over from Sarah Smith, who was recently appointed Washington Correspondent for Channel 4 News. In her new role, Kylie will set the daily news agenda for More4 News, drawing on her background in international journalism to complement the programme’s foreign affairs focus.

Kylie has played an integral role in Channel 4 News’ foreign team since joining as Asia Correspondent in May 2006. In the past year she has produced reports on the plight of women in Afghanistan and the military coup in Thailand. She was also a member of the team that won the ‘News Event’ category at this year’s Royal Television Society Journalism Awards for Channel 4 News’ coverage of the war in Lebanon. The team were among the first to reach border towns like Bint Jubeil which had been cut off for weeks by the fighting.

Jim Gray, Editor of Channel 4 News, said: “Kylie has bags of journalistic authority and character, and I’m really looking forward to the energy she’ll bring to a programme that’s already on the map, thanks to a great start from Sarah.”

Kylie said: “More4 News is many things. But at heart it’s a programme with a burning interest in the world, and telling original stories to its audience… that’s what’s driven me as a foreign correspondent for the last seven years, so it feels like a natural fit. It’s an important programme that in its very short lifetime has already had a lot of impact. ”

Peter Dale, Head of More4, added: “Sarah is a tough act to follow but I’m delighted that Kylie will become the new face of More4 News. I have no doubt that her vast experience in reporting on international affairs and her analytical skills will prove invaluable in the future of More4 News.”

Since its launch in October 2005, More4 News has gone from strength to strength, continually outperforming all news channels in the 8pm slot. The programme has built a reputation for intelligent in-depth debate and analysis and providing a platform for a range of different perspectives on what’s happening in the UK and the rest of the world.

Within a year of going on air, the programme has established itself as a source of distinctive journalism. It was short-listed to the final three at this year’s Royal Television Society’s Journalism Awards for the News Programme of the Year accolade.

For more information please contact: Krista Goodman, Channel 4 News Press Office: 020 7430 4220

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