The fallout from Sky News sacking John Gatfield continues with further attention turning to Jim Waley -the man said to be replacing him.
Yesterday Sky said nothing had been announced with Waley or former Nine News director Ian Cook.
Meanwhile, Waley yesterday offered sympathy to Nine’s Sydney 6pm newsreader Peter Overton and “those who have the responsibility for turning it around”.
“I really stepped back from Nine and haven’t given it much thought since I left,” Waley told news.com.au.
“I would say it’s sad a once-great network is now fighting for its life.”
When Waley was with Nine (pictured), he himself replaced by Mark Ferguson just two years into a five-year contract. He disputed his sacking, but is believed to have settled out of court for more than $1.2 million.
In regards to a future role with Sky News, Waley indicated he was “the man in the middle” of likely changes that include the exit of presenter John Gatfield.