Sky News Group restructures leadership team

David Rhodes

David Rhodes

Sky News Group has restructured its leadership team with the appointments of David Rhodes and Jonathan Levy.

David Rhodes has been named executive chairman, with Jonathan Levy promoted to managing director and executive editor.

Rhodes who joins from News UK replaces John Ryley after departing the company in December 2022. The exec will be responsible for Sky’s news services across EMEA, as well as tasked with the development of a long-term commercial strategy for both Sky News UK and Sky’s TG24 in Italy.

At News UK, Rhodes served as group director of international business development since 2021 and was president of CBS News for eight years. Rhodes also led Bloomberg Television in the US and has done advisory work with the L.A. Times, Spotify, and BCG.

Jonathan Levy

Jonathan Levy

In his new role, Levy will report into Rhodes and will be responsible for more than 500 journalists around the world. Levy has worked as director of newsgathering and operations with Sky since 2011 and was previously head of politics.

“Throughout my career I’ve admired Sky’s commitment to accurate, impartial, high-quality journalism. Together we will bring this important news coverage to audiences around the UK, Europe, and the wider world,” said Rhodes.

Levy added: “There is an exceptional team of journalists here with a burning passion for hard-hitting visual storytelling. With investment in our journalism and audiences growing on all our platforms, there’s never been a better time for news at Sky.”

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