- Jeremy Thompson
Jeremy Thompson is a newsreader on
Sky News, regularly presenting "Live at Five" weeknights at 5pm.
Thompson is frequently Sky News' leading anchor on major stories, often presenting on location. Recent assignments have included reporting from
Romeand Vatican Cityon the death and funeral of Pope John Paul IIin April 2005, as well as the London bombings of July 2005, Hurricane Ritaand the Asian Tsunamiwhere he was the first British presenter on the scene, reporting live from Phuketon the immediate aftermath of the disaster. Recently, he reported live from Israelicity of Haifaduring the 2006 Lebanon War.
Following Sky News' relaunch in October 2005, Thompson continued to have a big role at the channel. In January 2006 he headed the channel's coverage of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's deteriorating health. This included anchoring from
Jerusalemand the West Bank, appearing on his usual 5pm slot and other Sky News shows in which he usually has no involvement. For instance, he co-presented World News Tonight on two occasions, with James Rubinin the London studio.
Previously a foreign correspondent based in Washington and
Hong Kongfrom where he covered some of the major world events of the last 20 years.
In February 2006, Thompson won the
Royal Television Society's award for Presenter of the Year. The citation from the judges said that Thompson "has a unique ability to capture the moment, to know which tiny little things really matter and - crucially - he knows when to shut up and let the pictures do the talking."
Jeremy has also appeared as himself in the following movies:
* [http://www.skynewsgreenroom.co.uk/SkyNewsGreenroom/presenters/4/biography.asp?id=42 Jeremy Thompson - Sky News biography]
* [http://jeremythompson.typepad.com/ Live at Five weblog with Jeremy Thompson]
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