The Sydney radio presenter Ray Hadley has signed on to present a weekly talk show on Sky News Australia, beginning this week.
The new current affairs programme, entitled Hadley!, begins on Tuesday at 8:15pm. In an announcement today, the broadcaster said that the weekly show - to be aired on Sky's main channel (601) - would involve "a panel of newsmakers and regular guests" alongside "feature interviews".
"I'm doing this for one reason, I find it challenging and invigorating," said Hadley, currently the host of 2GB's morning shift.
"I'm in a comfortable position now to only do what I want, and when I was approached by Angelos [Frangopoulos, Sky News' chief executive] his enthusiasm for the project was both evident and contagious."
Hadley, 56, has presented 2GB's morning programme since 2002, when he defected from the rival station 2UE. This will be his first television presenting role.
Frangopoulos said that the radio host possessed "natural talent" that would make him a valuable addition to the Sky News line-up.
The programme will result in PM Agenda being bumped from the Tuesday night schedule.
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