Sky News Celebrates Five Royal Television Society TV Journalism Awards

Sky News Celebrates Five Royal Television Society TV Journalism Awards


On Wednesday night the strength of Sky News' journalism was recognised when the channel took home five RTS Journalism awards, including four awards never won before by the channel.

Lisa Holland, Senior News Correspondent, won the Specialist Journalism award for her hard hitting coverage of the migrant crisis. One of Lisa’s reports – Rescue in the Aegean - also won TV News Story of the Year at the Foreign Press Association Media Awards late last year. 

Faisal Islam, Political Editor, won Interview of the Year for his interview with David Cameron ahead of last year’s EU Referendum. Judges said Faisal ‘brought new insights and energy to the national debate’.

Sky News also enjoyed team successes winning Scoop of the Year for the channel’s IS Files revelation led by Chief Correspondent Stuart Ramsay, and the Breaking News Award - an award created in 2016 - for the Brussels airport terrorist attack.

Sky News also won the News Technology Award for Sky Data - a cutting edge innovation allowing Sky News to poll mass data.

John Ryley, Head of Sky News, commented: 'These 5 wins come from a record 9 nominations and are a reflection of the strength and breadth of our journalism. I am particularly proud we won four awards we have not had recognition for before. Our success reflects the continual hard work of the team, our evolution as a news organisation and our capacity for renewal.'

ENDS

For more information, please contact:

Lucy Ellison
lucy.ellison@sky.uk