Jeremy Thompson


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 Rome and Vatican City on the death and funeral of Pope John Paul II in April 2005, as well as the London bombings of July 2005, Hurricane Rita and the Asian Tsunami where he was the first British presenter on the scene, reporting live from Phuket on the immediate aftermath of the disaster. Recently, he reported live from Israeli city of Haifa during 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 Jerusalem and 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 Rubin in the London studio.

Previously a foreign correspondent based in Washington and Hong Kong from 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."

Filmography

Jeremy has also appeared as himself in the following movies:

*"Volcano" (1997)
*"Shaun of the Dead" (2004)
*"The Bourne Ultimatum" (2007)
*"St Trinian's (2007)
*"Incendiary" (2008)

External links

* [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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