Sky News today announced that Political Correspondent Joey Jones has been appointed Deputy Political Editor. In the newly created role, Joey will deputise for Sky News Political Editor Adam Boulton, and work to secure Sky News’ reputation for breaking news during a time of great change in politics. He will take up the position in September.
Joey Jones joined the political team in 2007 and has become a respected analyst of the Westminster scene with his unique way of scrutinising Prime Minister’s Questions and other set-piece events. He broke the stories of the resignations of Jacqui Smith and Hazel Blears, and shadowed David Cameron throughout this year’s General Election.
Joey Jones said: “Having spent almost all my journalistic career at Sky News, I am delighted to be taking on such a prominent role. I am confident that with the help of Adam and the rest of the political team, we will dominate journalistically this most exciting period at Westminster.”
John Ryley, Head of Sky News said: “Joey Jones got the job because he is a story-getter - he gets it first and gets it right."
Joey started his career as a reporter at BBC Radio Devon from 1997 to 1998 before moving to report for the Euronews channel, based in Lyon, from 1998-99. He began to freelance for Sky News in 1999 and became a full-time member of staff at Sky News in 2002.
Joey has a great knack of explaining complicated events to people who are not necessarily as into their politics as most people who read this blog. And he's a very nice guy too. Trebles all round.