Sky News today announced top-rating radio host Ray Hadley will present a weekly current affairs talk show to premiere on Tuesday, November 16 at 8.15pm.
Hadley! will screen each week exclusively on the main SKY NEWS National Channel 601. It is the first time that Hadley has hosted his own television program.
Each week Hadley will go head-to-head in the SKY NEWS Sydney studio with a panel of news- makers and regular guests for a robust discussion and analysis of the week’s big national issues as well as feature interviews.
Listeners to his hugely successful radio program on Sydney’s 2GB will know that the highly opinionated Hadley does not shy away from having his say, and that’s what has taken him to the top of the radio ratings week after week and year after year. His program has been number one for the last 56 surveys (last loss was 2003) and is syndicated throughout New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria.
Now he is bringing his unique blend of opinion and entertainment to SKY NEWS.
SKY NEWS Chief Executive Officer, Angelos Frangopoulos said: “Ray is a natural talent and has proven his extraordinary popularity with the success of his radio career. We’re looking forward to him joining SKY NEWS as a part of our commitment to national debate and discussion.”
Hadley said: “I’m doing this for one reason, I find it challenging and invigorating.
“I’m in a comfortable position now to only do what I want, and when I was approached by Angelos his enthusiasm for the project was both evident and contagious.”
Hadley, who, in 2011 will chalk up 29 years in radio, has recently returned from Delhi where he was part of FOXTEL’s Swimming Commentary Team for the XIX Commonwealth Games. In October this year he won four Australian Commercial Radio Awards – Best Current Affairs Presenter, Best Sports Presenter, Best Networked Program and Best Sports Event Coverage (2009 NRL Grand Final), taking his total to 20.