Four years after London was named as host city for the 2012 Games, Sky News has appointed Orla Chennaoui as its Olympics correspondent.
Chennaoui – who recently joined the SJA – worked at Meridian in Southampton and on Scotland Today before joining Sky News as Northern Ireland correspondent in 2006, moving to the London office in 2007.
Chennaoui said: “Iâ€™m really excited to be taking on the dedicated role of Olympics correspondent. Itâ€™s a fantastic opportunity to report from around the UK and beyond on the preparation of our sports stars and chart their battle for medals. I will also be closely monitoring the political and structural preparations around the site itself.”
Sky News executive editor Chris Birkett said: “Orlaâ€™s appointment puts us in the position to give unrivalled breaking news coverage of the Olympic on television and online.
“Sheâ€™ll tackle the big topics of economics, politics, security and drugs that surround the games â€” but sheâ€™ll also be uncovering human stories of endeavour and achievement as athletes prepare for the biggest event to hit Britain for more than 60 years.”
She can be contacted at +44 (0)20 7705 3000 and firstname.lastname@example.org