Sky News has named Cristina Nicolotti Squires as director of content, placing her in charge of output across all Sky platforms including television, mobile, social media and radio.
As part of her role, Squires will also head up special programming including Sky News documentaries, debate programmes and the weekly panel show, The Pledge.
She will joint the sky News leadership team, working with head of Sky News, John Ryley, deputy head, Graham McWilliam and director of newsgathering and operations, Jonathan Levy.
Squires, formerly a journalist with ITN, joins Sky from 5 News where she currently serves as editor, leading a team of 50 staff.
She will join Sky in the New Year.
“Cristina is one of the most accomplished and experienced people in the news industry. She has a strong record of leading and inspiring teams and making bold decisions. I know she will be a dynamic and creative force in the newsroom and I look forward to working with her,” said Ryley.
“I have had the most amazing 22 years at ITN and been lucky enough to have been given some great opportunities. But it’s time for a new chapter in my career and I am delighted to be joining Sky News at a really exciting time in the development of news across all platforms. I am looking forward to working with its very talented team,” said Squires.