John Ryley, the boss of Sky News has announced his resignation from the channel. He has been in-charge of Sky news since 2006.
John Ryley has been leading the channel since 2006 when Sky News was completely focused on its flagship live channel. He transformed it into a multimedia operation that delivered a large online audience. Under his leadership, they also kept spending a substantial budget on its traditional broadcasts.
Ryley is to announce his resignation to his staff on December 5.
However, the details are not yet confirmed. Alongside his departure, we are also expecting the announcement of new hires for the channels for the teams of data, original journalism, and podcasts. Also, the investments in its new studios are paused as well.
Ryley was known for negotiating the challenges of news outlets for almost twenty years. At a time when people were losing faith in the media, Sky News won many awards under his leadership.
Sky News faced a rather challenging time. Its revenue was falling as advertisers and customers were cutting back their spending due to bad economic conditions. The company is considering a future with internet and subscription plans to survive.
- How long John Ryley worked as head of Sky News?
John Ryley worked as head of Sky News for 17 years.
- How long has John Ryley worked in Sky News?
Ryley has been working with Sky for 28 years. He began his career as a BBC graduate news trainee. He then started working as an output editor in 1995.
- When did John Ryley become head of the channel?
He became executive director in 2000 and then was appointed the head of the channel in 2006.
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