BBC and ITV political editors come and go but at Sky News Adam Boulton has been in his position for 25 years. That is all about to change as Boulton announced Monday his decision to step down as Sky’s political editor. He will go on to present a new evening show live from Sky’s Westminster studios.
Boulton was one of the original faces at Sky when the 24 hour news channel launched in February 1989. In his role as political editor he’s covered several general elections and interviewed five prime ministers. He currently co-anchors a lunchtime show, Boulton & Co, weekdays at 1pm, covering political news and the day’s talking points.
Speaking today, Boulton has said he is proud of the part he has played in Sky News’ political department.“The opportunity to take on an evening programme was an offer I couldn’t duck. I am also enormously proud of the part I have played in building up Sky News’ political operation and I am delighted I will remain a part of that in my new role.”
Head of Sky News John Ryley added: “Adam is a giant in political journalism and I am thrilled he has agreed to anchor a new evening programme for us.”
Sky News will appoint a new political editor later this year.