Join Sophy Ridge for a dynamic daily examination of the ongoing events in Westminster, as a fresh, new programme debuts on Sky News at 7pm starting Monday, 4th September.
Bringing together the ingenious and lively coverage of Sky News with their accomplished political team, which includes Beth Rigby and Sam Coates, Politics Hub with Sophy Ridge presents an hour-long show each weeknight at 7pm.
In the lead-up to a crucial election year, Sophy and her team will provide an unmatched blend of interviews, insights, and analysis, delving into not only the serious news but also the more peculiar occurrences within the nation’s centres of power.
In this television rendition of the well-received Sky News Politics Hub digital offering, the Chief Politics Presenter, Sophy Ridge, will be accompanied by a group of proficient guests. Together, they will scrutinise and discuss stories, presenting a variety of perspectives on the unfolding political events of the day.
Renowned for her contemplative and methodical interview approach, Sophy will converse with influential decision-makers from all points of the political spectrum. These discussions will lead to captivating exchanges about the most significant topics that resonate with the general public.
Sophy Ridge, Lead Politics Presenter, Sky News, said: “It’s a privilege to be hosting a daily show for Sky News in what will be a blockbuster year for politics.
“We’ll interrogate politicians and their policies and hear from voices across the spectrum –Politics Hub won’t be an echo chamber. And we’ll try to focus on the issues that matter to you – whether the amount of rent you pay or the school your kids go to – but we promise to have a bit of fun while we’re doing it.
“Sky’s political team is the best in the business – both on and off screen – and I can’t wait to get stuck in.”
David Rhodes, Executive Chairman, of Sky News, said: “Viewers know Sophy’s insightful approach to Sunday mornings. That made her the ideal candidate to lead our political coverage each evening in this critical time. We’re pleased to extend the ‘Politics Hub’ digital brand to TV with this great new programme.”
The Politics Hub will also air for special editions around key political events and news moments throughout the year. For presenter Sophy, it follows six years of Sophy Ridge on Sunday, Sky News’ flagship weekend political programme.
Sky News is the UK’s leading commercial news channel with a 35-year history built on high-quality, trustworthy journalism. It’s famous for innovative and disruptive political reporting, from 24-hour non-stop coverage of developing stories to campaigning for TV debates to the Westminster Accounts database, Sky News continues to reinvent the way politics is covered with new ways to inform audiences.
The political team, which includes Trevor Phillips – host of Sunday Morning with Trevor Phillips, Beth Rigby and Sam Coates, is recognised for breaking news, agenda-setting interviews and in-depth analysis that audiences can find across platforms in the Politics Hub.
From 4th September, Politics Hub with Sophy Ridge will air Monday – Thursday, 7pm-8pm and is available to watch on Sky News – Freeview 233, Sky 501, Virgin 603, BT 313, YouTube & the Sky News website and App.