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Sky News wins RTS News Channel of the Year for the seventh year in a row

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Sky News wins RTS News Channel of the Year for the seventh year in a row

Political Journalist of the Year went to Sky News Political Editor Beth Rigby and the Westminster Accounts in partnership with Tortoise Media won the Innovation Award…

Sky News has been named News Channel of the Year for the seventh consecutive year at the Royal Television Society journalism awards. The jury said Sky was given the award for “the comprehensive way it covered the main news stories of the year both in the UK and around the world”.

“From a very strong set of entries Beth Rigby was the stand-out winner. Her work is absolutely box office. She is always exciting to watch and her packaging is excellent, always asking the questions we are all yelling at the telly. She does a great democratic service and is a political editor at the top of her game.” – RTS

Political Editor Beth Rigby was awarded Political Journalist of the Year. The jury described Rigby as “the stand-out winner” among stiff competition and that “she is always exciting to watch and her packaging is excellent, always asking the questions we are all yelling at the telly”.

Beth Rigby

Sky News and Tortoise Media were awarded the Innovation Award for their “pioneering work” on the Westminster Accounts, a publicly available tool to give voters the chance to explore how much their MP earned above their base salary since the last election and how much they have declared in donations – and from whom.

David Rhodes, Executive Chairman for Sky News Group:

“It’s been a momentous year for news and I couldn’t be more proud that Sky News has been recognised by winning News Channel of the Year for a phenomenal seventh year in a row. To provide audiences with the full story first, our 800 journalists around the world have told compelling human-interest stories, held those in power to account, have gone deep into the data and delivered powerful eyewitness reports from around the globe”.

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