Sarah-Jane Mee to host Sunrise
- Bang Showbiz
- 15 September 2016
Sarah-Jane Mee will take over from Eamonn Holmes on 'Sunrise' next month
Sarah-Jane Mee will be the new anchor for Sky News' 'Sunrise'.
The 38-year-old presenter will take over the reins from Eamonn Holmes when he turns his back on the early morning breakfast show next month following 11 years at the helm.
She said of her appointment: "Taking over from Eamonn is a real honour and I feel privileged that I will be starting the day with 'Sunrise' viewers around the UK and beyond.
"Live news is always such a thrill, you never know where the morning will take you and I looking forward to finding out."
The blonde beauty started her career as a runner for Sky Sports before she was nabbed by ITV and sent to the Midlands to present sport and co-host the breakfast show on Heart FM.
She then returned to Sky in 2008 and has since presented shows such as 'Saturday Night Football' and 'Cricket AM'.
She's also responsible for breaking some of the world's biggest news such as the death of Margaret Thatcher in 2013 and the Brussels terrorist attack earlier this year.
John Ryley, Head of Sky News, explained: "She's [Sarah-Jane] enjoying a stellar career here at Sky and will bring a fresh outlook to 'Sunrise', combining a lightness of touch with sharp journalistic nous; I know she will excel in her new role."
Eamonn, 56, announced he was leaving 'Sunrise' earlier this month but had nothing but praise for Sky and their support.
He said in a Facebook post at the time: "Anchoring my own breakfast show for 11 years has been for me the stuff of boyhood dreams.
"It was the job I hoped to do as a young Belfast lad - and because of Sky News I got there!
"Forty five years plus on I have other dreams, and to achieve them I realise that unfortunately I need to step away from the daily studio commitment for a while.
"There is an addiction to a live breaking news studio environment. However, after more than 3,000 hours of programming it is a habit I have to suppress."
Eamonn will still present 'This Morning' on Fridays and over the summer with his wife Ruth Langsford, as well as host his comedy panel game show 'It's Not Me, It's You'.
But he'd also like to turn his attention to documentaries, which he's been forced to stall for many years due to his schedule.