SKY NEWS reveals new 2021 broadcast line-up as opinion makers return


Sky News Australia’s team of news-breakers and opinion makers are returning from tonight with new and exclusive national affairs programs.

After finishing 2020 as Foxtel’s #1 channel and with its highest broadcast and digital audiences in history, Sky News Australia is the news channel to watch.

Join the experienced team of Sky News journalists Kieran Gilbert, Laura Jayes, Peter Stefanovic, Andrew Clennell, Annelise Nielsen, Tom Connell, Ashleigh Gillon and new Sky News Business Editor Ross Greenwood, for comprehensive news and analysis across national affairs, politics and business.

Peter Stefanovic is back and now working solo anchoring First Edition from 5:30am weekdays, the breakfast program bringing viewers a fresh perspective on the latest in news, politics, business and sport.

P)eter Stefanovic (image – Sky News

From 1 February political reporter Laura Jayes returns to anchor AM Agenda with Laura Jayes weekdays at 9am,analysing the political agenda each morning asking the tough questions, breaking news and taking an in-depth look at what the day’s key stories will be.

Political journalists Ashleigh Gillon and Tom Connell provide the latest in national affairs, sport and business news, plus coverage of key news events and analysis during NewsDay 11am each weekday.

From 1 February, Chief News Anchor Kieran Gilbert will host political program Afternoon Agenda alongside Sky News Political Editor Andrew Clennell, live from Parliament House, Canberra each Monday – Thursday from 2pm.

Then, tune into the Sky News primetime line-up.

The Kenny Report anchored by Chris Kenny returns to examine the issues dominating the news agenda each weekday at 5pm. Fridays at 8pm, Chris puts media behaviour under the spotlight in Kenny on Media.

Political commentator Peta Credlin returns to anchor Credlin, weeknights at 6pm examining the big issues affecting everyday Australians.

From 1 February, Andrew Bolt returns for The Bolt Report 7pm Monday – Thursday, cutting through the spin, encouraging debate and offering his perspective.

Also returning 1 February, Alan Jones 8pm Monday- Thursday. Alan will share his unique take on the issues facing the nation, provide discussion, interviews and a look at the issues mainstream media ignore.

Paul Murray Live with Paul Murray is back 9pm Sunday – Thursday bolder than ever. On Monday evening, he sits down with NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian to discuss COVID-19 and balancing health risks with the economic impact of lockdown.

Then, Peter Gleeson delivers tomorrow’s front pages tonight on The Front Page, 11pm Monday – Thursday, providing an insider’s look at the next day’s headlines.

This year Sky News debuts a new Friday line-up featuring The Friday Showdown premiering 29 January at 4pm live from Melbourne. Hosted by Melbourne’s Labor Deputy Mayor Nicholas Reece and conservative commentator Rita Panahi, each week Rita and Nicholas face off to look at the issues from both sides of politics.

Known for his frank approach, Cory Bernardi brings his political experience to the stories that matter most with new program Bernardi, premiering 7pm Friday, live from Adelaide.

Catherine McGregor’s new Friday night program The McGregor Angle debuts this week live from Canberra at 8:30pm providing viewers with her distinct perspective, tackling the debates others won’t.

Returning 9pm Fridays, Gary Hardgrave looks at the week’s big news stories with his expert panel on Hardgrave.

Also, in 2021 a Sunday line-up not to be missed. Beginning at 8am with Sunday Agenda, Kieran Gilbert and Andrew Clennell are joined by the sharpest political minds in the country giving viewers a jump-start on the big issues in politics. Then at 9am the Outsiders program hosted by Rowan Dean, Rita Panahi and James Morrow returns.

From 11am Business Weekend anchored by one of Australia’s most trusted and experienced business commentators, Ross Greenwood.

Ross Greenwood (image – Mumbrella)

Join news breaker Sharri Markson 6pm Sundays for Sharri, followed by Chris Smith Tonight with Chris Smith in the new time of 7pm Sundays. Then at 8pm Sundays, the one-hour debate program featuring a panel of guests exploring the issues Sky News viewers care about, In My View, and the unstoppable Paul Murray Live with Paul Murray at 9pm.

Sky News 2021 Programming Schedule

  • First Edition with Peter Stefanovic, weekdays at 5:30am
  • AM Agenda with Laura Jayes, weekdays at 9:00am, returns 1 February
  • NewsDay with Tom Connell, Monday & Friday from 11:00am – 2:00pm, Tuesday – Thursday from 11:00am – 12:00pm, returns 1 February
  • NewsDay with Ashleigh Gillon, Tuesday – Thursday from 11:00pm – 2:00pm, returns 1 February
  • Afternoon Agenda with Kieran Gilbert, and featuring Andrew Clennell, Monday – Thursday at 2:00pm, returns 1 February
  • The Kenny Report with Chris Kenny, Monday – Friday at 5:00pm, returns tonight
  • Credlin with Peta Credlin, weeknights at 6:00pm, returns tonight
  • The Bolt Report with Andrew Bolt, Monday – Thursday at 7:00pm, returns 1 February
  • Alan Jones with Alan Jones, Monday – Thursday at 8:00pm, returns 1 February
  • Paul Murray Live with Paul Murray, Sunday – Thursday at 9:00pm
  • The Front Page with Peter Gleeson, Monday- Thursday at 11:00pm, returns tonight
  • The Friday Showdown with Rita Panahi and Nicholas Reece, Fridays at 4:00pm, premieres 29 January
  • Bernardi with Cory Bernardi, Fridays at 7:00pm, premieres 29 January
  • Kenny on Media with Chris Kenny, Fridays at 8:00pm, returns 29 January
  • The McGregor Angle with Catherine McGregor, Fridays at 8:30pm, premieres 29 January
  • Hardgrave with Gary Hardgrave, Fridays at 9:00pm, returns 29 January
  • Weekend Edition with Jaynie Seal and Tim Gilbert, Saturdays & Sundays from 6am
  • Sunday Agenda with Kieran Gilbert and Andrew Clennell, Sundays at 8am
  • Outsiders with Rowan Dean, Rita Panahi and James Morrow, Sundays at 9am
  • Business Weekend with Ross Greenwood, Sundays at 11am, returns 31 January
  • Sharri with Sharri Markson, Sundays at 6pm
  • Chris Smith Tonight with Chris Smith,Sundays at 7pm, returns 31 January
  • In My View Sundays at 8pm

Watch Sky News on Foxtel, channels 103 & 600 and Sky News on WIN, channels 53 & 83.

Kevin Perry
Co-Creator and Editor of the TV Blackbox website, Kevin Perry is an experienced media commentator focused on TV Production, Consumer Tech, SVOD & Sports Broadcasting. Media enquiries please Call or Text 0428-275-111



    • Hi Marie, please refrain from posting comments in ALL-Caps, there is no need to shout. ‘Chris Smith Tonight’ returns Sunday Jan 31st at 7pm. Cheers

  2. Kevin just because people right in upper case DOESNT mean they are yelling! Who started that nonesense. Perhaps they as I do at times just want to make a point. You all get too precious about how people want to put their opinion out there. Please get over it.
    But also Marie it is there that Chris is on sundays at 7. How did you miss it?

  3. I am unable to see The Bolt Report in 2021
    It states it’s on Monday /Thursday

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