Monday, June 18, 2007

Kermode appointed Five News editor

screen shot of Media Guardian headline

Kermode appointed Five News editor

A headline relating to a story that will suggest that Channel Five’s news coverage will be increasingly celebrity and movie based?

No. Turns out there are more Kermodes in the media industry than the film critic and reviewer Mark Kermode!

David Kermode, editor of BBC Breakfast has been appointed editor of Five News (which is produced by Sky News).

John Ryley, the head of Sky News, said he hoped Mr Kermode’s experience including time in “fast-paced 24 hour news environments” would ensure Five News was “authoritative and exciting”.

Authoritative and exciting - three words that pretty much sum up Mark Kermode’s film weekly reviews on Five Live too!

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